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Getting a Drug Pump

Cancer Pain

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.

Is It Right for You?

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.


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 is performed in a hospital.


Questions and Answers

Get your questions answered about the drug pump trial, surgery, and more.


Personal Stories

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.


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.