PAINS Policy Brief #4: Opioid Treatment Agreements or “Contracts” – Insert

Pain care in the United States presents a complex set of challenges. On the one hand, there is ample documentation that pain, especially chronic pain, is often not well managed, and that as the Institute of Medicine has stated, we need a “cultural transformation in how pain is judged, managed and treated” to advance pain More Info »

Travel Document: Medical Summary

Download this helpful tool when planning your trip. Place one copy in your luggage and another on your person with your important documents (passport, etc.).  

In Case of Emergency (ICE) Form

Download this helpful ICE form designed for chronic pain patients in mind.  

Adult Coloring Sheet – Zebra – Ehlers-Danlos

The Ehlers-Danlos Society (EDS) and The Pain Community (TPC) are collaborating on a fun Ehlers-Danlos Awareness Month challenge. We invite you to a coloring challenge using our Zebra image (download below). Print off the picture of our Zentangled Zebra below and color it using your choice of medium; crayons, markers, gel pens, watercolors or colored More Info »

Stories of Hope

Stories of Hope from the American Cancer Society    

Cancer Pain Overview

Pain is the result of a physiological series of electrical and chemical events that occur in the body. The International Association for the Study of Pain defines pain as “an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage or described in terms of such damage.”  

Nutrition During Cancer Treatment

Benefits of Good Nutrition During Cancer Treatment Cancer treatments, and sometimes the cancer itself, can make it challenging to maintain a nutritious diet. Side effects like nausea, fatigue, taste changes and dry mouth can impact what you can eat and have an effect on your overall nutritional status. Each cancer patient’s nutritional needs are unique. More Info »


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Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation

Mission: Save lives by meeting the most critical needs in our communities and investing in breakthrough research to prevent and cure breast cancer.  

Physical Activity and the Cancer Patient

In the past, people being treated for a chronic illness (an illness a person may live with for a long time, like cancer or diabetes) were often told by their doctor to rest and reduce their physical activity. This is good advice if movement causes pain, rapid heart rate, or shortness of breath. But newer More Info »