Pain

Pain is very common for cancer survivors. Pain can be mild or severe, and can affect your quality of life. There are many sources of help to manage or control pain.

    Information for cancer survivors and their families

    Guidance documents

    Additional information for health professionals 

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      Clinical services at Peter Mac Parkville

      The following services are available to patients of Peter Mac, Parkville. If you are treated elsewhere, please speak with your oncology team, as you may have different clinical service options.

      • Chronic pain services This service includes assessment and management of chronic pain by pain medicine specialists.
      • Optimisation clinic This multidisciplinary outpatient clinic is for cancer survivors with complex needs. Services include a dietitian, psychologist, physiotherapist and occupational therapist.
      • Pain services This service provides evidence-based, safe and effective pain management for people with current or past cancers.
      • Palliative care services Palliative care aims to improve the quality of life for patients and their families facing problems associated with life-threatening illness.
      • Physiotherapy services Physiotherapists and exercise physiologists can assist with mobility and physical function before, during and after cancer treatment.
      • Psychology services Psychologists use various approaches to help people with cancer and their families adjust to the emotional and psychological challenges of cancer.

      Other clinical services in the Parkville precinct

      The following services are available to patients of the Parkville precinct (Royal Melbourne Hospital, Royal Women’s Hospital). Peter Mac is also part of the Parkville precinct, with services listed separately, above.  If you are treated elsewhere, please speak with your oncology team, as you may have different clinical service options.