The Cancer Hospital of New Jersey
At the Cancer Hospital of New Jersey at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, managing pain at every stage of cancer treatment is a top priority of the interdisciplinary treatment team, which includes physicians, nurses, and pharmacists.
Pain at the Cancer Hospital of New Jersey at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital is monitored as the "fifth vital sign", meaning that a patient's pain is assessed every time blood pressure, heart rate, and temperature are taken. Because we care about your recovery and are committed to helping you control and eliminate your pain, your treatment team will work with you to find solutions to your pain. Effective pain management is a crucial part of our comprehensive cancer care.
Although primarily managed with medication, complementary therapies such as massage and music therapy may also be used to manage pain. These therapies are available as part of our Integrative Healing Program.