Options for arthritis when history of cancer?


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.

On Wednesday, April 17, 2002, our Ask-the-Expert Online Conference was called Breast Cancer Pain. Ann Berger, R.N., M.S.N., M.D. and Marisa Weiss, M.D. answered your questions about managing pain caused by breast cancer and breast cancer treatments.

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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