Thousands of people worldwide use Medtronic drug pumps for pain control. After you recover from the implant procedure, you may be ready to resume more of the activities you enjoy.
If your current treatment isn't providing enough cancer pain relief, or if you experience intolerable side effects, your doctor may recommend a trial to determine if you are a good candidate for drug delivery therapy.
Depending on your condition and hospital, a wide variety of medical professionals may be part of your pain treatment team.
The surgery to implant the system takes approximately 1 to 3 hours and is performed in a hospital.
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Read about the experiences of people who have received drug delivery therapy for cancer. You'll learn first-hand what life has been like for these particular patients, both before and after treatment.
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