742483646669721 "Anxiety and depression go hand in hand with pain – we must improve pain management and report it loud and clear, “ says Dr Tim Hucker. - The Bottom Line Podcast

Episode 17

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23rd Dec 2021

"Anxiety and depression go hand in hand with pain – we must improve pain management and report it loud and clear, “ says Dr Tim Hucker.

Pain specialist, Dr Tim Hucker explains that cancer-related pain can occur at any time and isn’t always due to the cancer itself as a number of the treatments used in cancer care can cause pain - such as pain following surgery or peripheral nerve pain after chemotherapy. 

Stephanie and Dr Hucker discuss the connection between pain, anxiety and depression, and recovery outcomes as well as how living with uncontrolled cancer-related pain can affect how people choose and respond to treatments.

Dr Hucker also describes advances in pain management and the importance of reporting pain 'loud and clear' to your medical team so a pain management program can be tailored to your needs.

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