|About pain caused by other illnesses
People with cancer may also have pain caused by other illnesses. Just because you have cancer doesn't mean that other health problems won't occur during the same time. It's important for you to seek pain relief no matter what the cause.
There are many other illnesses that cause pain in people with cancer. A few examples are shingles (herpes zoster), stomach problems, back strain, and migraine headaches. All of these cause pain that can be treated effectively.
Tell your health care team about any pain you have.