Options for arthritis when history of cancer?

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Question from Mandy: What options, in terms of pain management treatment, would you recommend when you suffer from arthritis and have a history of breast cancer?
Answers - Ann Berger The same type of treatments I'd recommend for arthritis without breast cancer, which would be nonsteroidals. If those don't work, opioid medications, exercise, massage, and heat—the same types of things whether you have breast cancer or not.

The Ask-the-Expert Online Conference called Breast Cancer Pain featured Ann Berger, R.N., M.S.N., M.D. and Marisa Weiss, M.D. answering your questions about managing pain caused by breast cancer and breast cancer treatments.

Editor's Note: This conference took place in April 2002.

The materials presented in these conferences do not necessarily reflect the views of Breastcancer.org. A qualified healthcare professional should be consulted before using any therapeutic product or regimen discussed. All readers should verify all information and data before employing any therapies described here.

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