Ovarian Cancer Pain

Alternative Treatments
Alternative treatments that may be used to manage ovarian cancer pain include:
  • Massage
  • Acupuncture
  • Acupressure.
Patients may also learn to relieve pain through relaxation techniques, such as listening to slow music or breathing slowly and comfortably.
(Click Alternative Ovarian Cancer Treatment for more information.)
High-energy rays can help relieve pain associated with ovarian cancer by shrinking the tumor.
Nerve Block
The doctor may inject alcohol into the area around certain nerves around the ovaries to block pain. This procedure is called nerve block.

Final Thoughts

A woman with ovarian cancer may experience pain. However, in most cases, several different options exist for controlling pain, including medicines, alternative treatments, and (less frequently) radiation or a nerve block.
Communication is essential for treating your pain. Your doctor or nurse will not know how much pain you're experiencing unless you tell them. You also need to tell them which medicines or treatments are working and which ones are not. With your help, your doctor or nurse will try to determine why you are experiencing pain and the best way to treat it.
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