Items Tagged ‘Pain Management Supportive Care’

December 2nd, 2013

Over Regulation of Opioids May Leave Cancer Patients in Pain


A worldwide trend toward over-regulation of opioid-based painkillers such as morphine and fentanyl is leaving billions of cancer patients to suffer intolerable pain, according to the results of a study published in the Annals of Oncology. Many cancer patients experience debilitating pain—either as a side effect of cancer treatment or from the cancer itself. If […]

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Tags: General, News, Other News Topics (not Types of Cancer), Pain Management Supportive Care

May 24th, 2013

Antidepressant Cymbalta May Reduce Pain from Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy


The antidepressant Cymbalta® (duloxetine) appears to reduce the numbness and tingling associated with taxane or platinum-based chemotherapy, according to the results of a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Peripheral neuropathy refers to numbness and tingling of the extremities (hands and feet) and is caused by damage to the nerves between the […]

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Tags: All Cancer Types, News, Pain Management Supportive Care, Supportive Care