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...
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...