Ask-the-Expert Conferences: Pain

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In this section you can read the answers given by breast cancer experts to these, and many other important questions related to breast cancer and treatment-related pain:

  • Once you start taking pain medications, is it impossible to live without them? Answer.
  • Does acupuncture help for pain from bone mets? Answer.
  • Do pain meds, especially opiates, suppress the immune system? Answer.
  • Now that I am on hormone therapy, the care is four times a year for fifteen minutes. Pain is definitely an issue, but I am not high-maintenance material anymore. What do I do? Answer.
  • What do you recommend for treating pain associated with neuropathy caused by Taxol? Answer.
  • Is Percocet addictive? Answer.
  • Could tamoxifen be connected to leg aches and stiffness? Answer.
  • I still have pain from Taxol, neuropathy in my fingers, and it really hurts bad sometimes. What can I do? Answer.

The conference transcripts in this section are part of the Breastcancer.org Ask-the-Expert Online Conference program.

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