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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 Mena El-Sharkawi

In the early 2000s, Virginia Plett watched her mother and aunt successfully undergo breast cancer treatment at MD Anderson. So when the Kansas resident received her own breast cancer diagnosis in 2017, she knew exactly where she was going for her treatment.

“My mother wouldn’t have stood for anything else,” jokes Virginia, whose mom Margaret Looper has been a volunteer at MD Anderson in The Woodlands for the past 13 years....

Cancerwise blog post: Mom and daughter notice advancement in breast cancer treatment through their diagnoses 15 years apart

BY Mena El-Sharkawi

Whether you’ve just been diagnosed with cancer or have completed one treatment and are preparing yourself for the next, the thought of radiation...

BY Mason Ermis

My name is Mason Ermis. When I was 9 years old, I began a journey that tested my courage and strength in ways I never thought possible. We...

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 Terry Arnold

Maybe I’m a late bloomer. After being diagnosed with triple-negative inflammatory breast cancer (IBC) in August 2007, I had a double mastectomy...

BY Pamela J. Schlembach, M.D.

Like many types of cancer treatment, radiation therapy can cause side effects and have a profound impact on patients. Many of my patients...

BY MD Anderson Staff

Bratton Fennell, 53, is one of the top-ranked distance runners for his age group in the Carolinas. During his brain tumor treatment, it turned...