Category Archives: breast cancer
Post breast cancer surgery Pains are often do to injury to the Intercostobrachial nerve. Up to now, there has been little literature on whether blocking nerve actually helps – now a pilot study suggests pain can be cut in half.
Frequent concern is whether meds someone is taking is making their cancer worse. In the animal model, morphine does not help breast cancer.
One would naturally assume keeping in good health through supplements would help your fight with cancer. Turns out, cancers may like supplements too…
Primary Care Physician (PCP can do much of followup. Here are guidelines:
Combo Pregabalin(lyrica) and Duloxetine(Cymbalta) was able to control paclitaxel induced peripheral neuropathy.
Peripheral Neuropathy can limit the extent of chemotherapy and hence have a direct effect on survival; L-Acetyl Carnitine at a dose of 3-5 gm/day can prevent that.
The Intercostobrachial Nerve(ICBN) -What is it and Why Can’t Breast Cancer Surgeons Deal Better With It? – and What Can You Do With It After.
Injury to the Intercostobrachial nerve following breast cancer surgery helps trigger the persistent neuropathic pains after. Why don’t we hear much about it? Here is some info on it.
With SR89 treatment, 72% of metastatic breast and prostate cancer patients reduced or stopped their opiates and/or analgesics – with relief lasting 3 months. Why aren’t they using it more?
Study of Scapulothoracic Bursitis – Though 78.6% presented with the breast/chest pain, a tender area was found posteriorly on the medial aspect of the shoulder blade(scapula). Injection of steroid to area relieved the breast/chest pain as well in 83.5% of … Continue reading
Recent poster demonstrated how use of lidocaine patches reduced area of pain in traumatic neuropathies about the knee. These were not recent operative cases. Could this work for all post surgical pain problems?
Continuous multithoracic level paraspinous blocks for 5 days lead to relative cure in certain post-mastectomy patients.
Aromatase Inhibitors are used in post menopausal women to prevent breast cancer recurrence. Aching muscles and joints can be a hazard. High Vitamin D levels help prevent this problem but this is harder to achieve then one would think.
Recent article found morning fatigue seem more related to biological factors, and evening fatigue more by “behavioural” factors.
Article in press offers chemotherapy neuropathy scale.
Significant numbers of people are surprised to find themselves living in chronic pain after surgery. There are a growing number of options found helpful
JAMA article finds 4 yr mortality rates were 10.3% and 7.4% in low and high soya users and 4-year recurrence rates were 11.2% and 8.0% as well. There is a free maid service for breast cancer victims in certrain communities.
Certain anti-depressants are used in chronic pain because of their painkiller effects. Women with prior Ca. of Breast can end up on a drug called tamoxifen to help prevent recurrences. Tamoxifen has to be convered in the body by a … Continue reading