Pain Management

At the J. Phillip Citta Regional Cancer Center, our top priority is to relieve pain and discomfort for people with cancer. We believe that patients should not suffer needlessly, and when they are as free from pain as possible, they can better cope and recover from their illness, as well as achieve a better quality of life.

In taking a collaborative approach to effective pain management, each patient’s interdisciplinary care team of physicians, nurses, pharmacists and other health care providers works with the patient to develop an individualized plan that focuses on symptom management, and ensures optimal pain relief, comfort and function.

Anoop Porwal, MD, the Cancer Committee’s pain management physician, provides leadership to the cancer center’s pain management program.