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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. They can help relieve aching, throbbing pain in the muscles (known as nociceptor pain), or numbness in the hands and feet known as neuropathy.

We spoke with Dhanalakshmi ("Lakshmi") Koyyalagunta, M.D., about what cancer patients should know about opioids and myths surrounding...

Bottles of opioids that may be prescribed to treat cancer pain

BY Devon Carter

Because its symptoms are often vague, ovarian cancer can be hard to diagnose. And a definitive diagnosis requires a biopsy, which is best...

BY Devon Carter

Anesthesia is used to make you emotionally and physically comfortable during surgery. It can relieve anxiety, block pain and, in some cases...

BY Devon Carter

Did you know that cancer treatments can cause changes to your skin? Sometimes these changes are simply cosmetic, but other times they may require attention from your care team.

To better understand skin changes that happen during cancer treatment and how best to address these side effects, we spoke with Anisha Patel, M.D. Here’s what she had to say.

What types of cancer treatments cause skin changes?

All cancer treatments...

Cancerwise blog post: Understanding skin changes during cancer treatment

BY Devon Carter

Hearing you have a thyroid nodule can be scary, but it doesn’t always mean you have cancer. In fact, only about 10% of thyroid nodules are...

BY Devon Carter

Until recently, decades passed with little progress in improving the survival rates of parathyroid cancer patients. But our specialized, multidisciplinary...

BY Devon Carter

More than half of cancer patients will receive radiation therapy, but what is it? Does it hurt? And what are the side effects?

We spoke...

BY Devon Carter

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with anaplastic thyroid cancer, it may be hard to find others who’ve received the same diagnosis....

BY Devon Carter

When breast cancer spreads beyond the breast and the lymph nodes, it’s known as metastatic breast cancer. Most commonly, breast cancer spreads...

BY Devon Carter

A growing number of adults under age 50 are facing colorectal cancer, and while cancer at any age brings lifestyle changes, these changes...