Widespread Pains Common in Post Breast Cancer Patients

20.8% of post breast cancer sufferers were diagnosed with widespread pain and 10% with frank Fibromylgia.

Int J Clin Oncol. 2013 Apr;18(2):285-92.
Frequency of fibromyalgia syndrome in breast cancer patients.
Akkaya N, Atalay NS, Selcuk ST, Alkan H, Catalbas N, Sahin F.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22322540

  • the rates described above are higher than general population
  • quality of life was adversely affected

Comment – there is a subgroup of FM that is really a small fiber neuropathy. Chemotherapy for breast cancer causes neuropathy. Differentiating the two might not be more difficult than one would think but this article makes people not even look… charme pandora charme pandora

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