What Can Be Done To Relieve The Pain Of Metastatic Cancer?

Alvaro Martinez, M.D., Beaumont Hospitals

Jan. 01, 2009 -- Question: What can be done to relieve the pain of metastatic cancer?

Answer: There are clearly several options. You could receive radiation treatments to specific areas that are very painful. There are medications to control pain, specifically. In some patients, hormones can be utilized.

However, if the patient is hormonal-refractory, then we could consider chemotherapy or other systemic agents that can decrease bone pain.