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...
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....