If you think you have varicose vains, but you don't have the symptoms of varicose vains, your varicose vain symptoms could be varicose vein stenosis, varicose vein enlargement, or varicose vein disease. A varicose vein is an area of vein tissue in the skin that gets enlarged and red. Varicose Vains and Cancer If you are a cancer patient, your doctor can usually tell you about varicose vains and how to prevent them from developing. Varicose vein disease and cancer can often be diagnosed and treated together. The symptoms of varicose vein disease can be similar to the symptoms of cancer. However, many cancer patients find that their pain is eased by taking certain medications for varicose veins. In some cases, patients have found that taking the medications is more effective at relieving pain than taking the medication against varicose veins themselves. If you have varicose vains and have noticed relief in your pain with the use of the drugs against varicose veins, then you may want to consider these medications. Many of these drugs are very safe. If you take them without consulting your doctor, they can be dangerous. A few of the drugs have side effects, and you should talk with your doctor to see if they are compatible with your condition.