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More from Patient Power host Andrew Schorr on the Cancer Pain show.

Dr. Allen Burton does not think people should have to suffer from cancer pain, and our recent interview with him was testimony to that. He runs MD Anderson’s Pain Center where a multi-disciplinary team helps people get the most out of life as they recovery from surgery or radiation and fight the effects of cancer. What I learned is that the Pain Center has many tools to help, but you do have to speak up. There is no reason to suffer nor worry about whether pain pills could lead to an addiction. Dr. Burton speaks about all that in our program. What is neat is that there are people like him who acknowledge how debilitating pain can be and that patients shouldn’t just have to cope with it, but rather, they deserve modern interventions that have been proven to help.

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