Getting a Drug Pump

People worldwide use drug pumps for pain control. After you recover, you may be ready to resume more of the activities you enjoy.

Factors Your Doctor May Consider

If your current treatment isn't providing enough cancer pain relief, your doctor may recommend a screening test for a drug pump.

Your Healthcare Team

Depending on your condition and hospital, a wide variety of medical professionals may be part of your pain treatment team.

Surgery: What to Expect

The surgery to implant the system takes approximately 1 to 3 hours and may require a hospital stay.

Frequently Asked Questions

Learn some of the commonly asked questions about getting a drug pump.

Information on this site should not be used as a substitute for talking with your doctor. Always talk with your doctor about diagnosis and treatment information.

Last updated: 27 Sep 2010

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