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BY Molly Adams

When it comes to treating cancer pain, there isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach. Patient preference, allergies and potential drug interactions with other therapies all impact which approach your doctor recommends.

“A lot of patients assume opioids are the only option, but there are many ways to help manage pain and increase quality of life,” says pain management specialist Uzondu Osuagwu, M.D.

Here, Osuagwu shares six options...

woman holding her shoulder in pain

BY Molly Adams

Nearly half of cancer patients experience pain caused by the cancer itself, cancer treatment or factors that aren’t related to cancer. When...

BY Devon Carter

Opioids are medications that can help manage pain caused by cancer and its treatment by blocking pain signals from injured nerves to the brain...

BY Maria Newhouse

I recently finished my last chemotherapy treatment at MD Anderson in Sugar Land. It was a milestone that, at one point, I honestly thought I’d never reach.

In November 2016, I was diagnosed with stage II, HER2+ breast cancer. When I found out that I needed chemotherapy, I did everything I could to prepare myself – or so I thought.

Everybody’s chemotherapy experience is different

As I learned during my chemotherapy...

Cancerwise blog post: Breast cancer survivor shares advice on chemotherapy

BY Katie Brooks

For 16 years, Rose Trapolino had a hard time walking because of the pain and tingling in her feet.

The breast cancer survivor suffered...

BY Estelle Racusin

After my double mastectomy in 2002, I vividly remember running on the beach and hearing some teenagers making fun of my child-like figure....

BY Katie Brooks

How do I download MD Anderson’s app? Which medical websites can I trust? Where can I find the latest research on my disease?

The information...

BY Devon Carter

As a cancer patient, your top priority is to survive, so you may not think about mentioning any pain associated with your disease or treatment...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Cancer treatment and its side effects can bring a lot of medications. But what should you do with unused or expired medications?

Whether...

BY Brian M. Bruel, M.D.

Some cancer patients believe that pain is simply a part of cancer treatment, but pain is usually very treatable.

About one-third...