Chronic pain after breast cancer surgery can last for years
BETTER EFFORTS ARE NEEDED TO PREVENT AND TREAT OBESITY. WHEN A WOMAN UNDERGOES BREAST CANCER SURGERY, THE NUMBER ONE GOAL OBVIOUSLY IS TO ELIMINATE THE DISEASE, BUT SOMETIMES A DEBILITATING SIDE EFFECT OCCURS. CHRONIC PAIN THAT CAN LAST FOR YEARS. MEGAN PRINDLE EXPLAINS IN TONIGHT'S WOMAN'S DOCTOR. MEGAN BETH WHITE IS A BREAST CANCER SURVIVOR. SHE HAD A DOUBLE MASTECTOMY IN 2006, BUT WHAT SHE DIDN'T EXPECT AFTERWARDS WAS THE SHOOTING PAIN ON BOTH HER RIGHT AND LEFT SIDES THAT NEVER WENT AWAY. IT FEELS LIKE AN ICE PICK, A HEATED ICE PICK, STABS YOU IN.
YOUR IN YOUR ARMPIT. THE HEAT THE PAIN GOES DOWN TO HEAR. IT GOES FROM THE ARMPIT AND OVER HERE. MEGAN BETH ISN'T ALONE. DR. DAVID MAINE SAYS MANY WOMEN EXPERIENCE WHAT IS CALLED POSTMASTECTOMY PAIN SYNDROME, CHRONIC PAIN AFTER BREAST CANCER SURGERY. IT'S NOT REALLY JUST MISSED ECTOMY'S. REALLY ANY TREATMENT ERECTED TOWARDS THE BREAST, EVEN IF IT IS BREASTCONSERVING THERAPY, CAN RESULT IN CHRONIC PAIN. THE NERVES AROUND THE BREAST OR IN THAT SURROUNDING TISSUE GET INJURED. IT CAN BE ONE NERVE OR MULTIPLE NERVES, AND THAT CAN CAUSE A.
BURNING SENSATION. I JUST THOUGHT IT WAS NATURAL PAIN AND THOUGHT I HAD TO LIVE WITH IT. MEGAN DR. MAIN SAYS YOU DON'T HAVE TO LIVE WITH IT. DOCTORS CAN TREAT THE NERVES CAUSING THE PAIN. SOMETIMES, THOSE ARE MEDICATION. SOMETIMES, THOSE ARE SMALL NERVE PROCEDURES. BY PUTTING ANTIINFLAMMATORY ON THAT NERVE AND LOCAL ANESTHETIC AND MAKING SURE THE PAIN GOES AWAY, THAT GIVES US THE DIAGNOSTIC CLARITY WE NEED. SOMETIMES, WE DO MORE PERMANENT PROCEDURES, WHICH CAN INCLUDE CHEMICAL, DESTRUCTIVE PROCEDURES, OR IN SOME CASES, SURGERY. MEGAN SURGERY TO REMOVE DAMAGED.
AntiDepressant May Ease Cancer Pain
Cymbalta reduced chemotherapyinduced painful neuropathy. I'm Erin White and this is a dailyRx Minute. While chemotherapy can save lives, it can also have side effects that can last years. An existing medication may come to the rescue. A new study has shown that the antidepressant Cymbalta can help ease the pain of nerve damage caused by chemotherapy. About 1 in 3 people undergoing chemotherapy develop a nerve condition called neuropathy that can cause pain, numbness, tingling, swelling or muscle weakness. Ask your doctor about medication to reduce pain. For dailyRx TV, I'm Erin White.
Diabetes Risk With Chemotherapy And Steroids For Breast Cancer
GtgtgtDR. JAY HARNESS Most oncologists use steroids for a couple of reasons number one is an antinausea drug, generally complimenting other antinausea drugs that are also given with a chemotherapy, and also to prevent allergic reactions to a number of the large molecule chemotherapy drugs such as the taxanes, like Taxol and Taxotere. In general, we would give steroids for a couple of days around the time of the chemotherapy but people would not be on steroids longterm, so I am not aware of any evidence that that amount of steroids would increase your risk of developing diabetes in the long run.
What we do worry about is women who are already diabetic in the steroids over a couple of days raising their blood sugar. So in such patients we have them monitor their bloodsugar quite closely and they may need extra insulin or other medication to control that, but patients who are not diabetic are not at risk of developing diabetes with that amount of steroids. Hi, I am Dr. Jay Harness and I want to share with you an important information that I believe that every newly diagnosed patient with breast cancer needs to know.
Short Term Side Effects of Chemotherapy
David Margileth, MD One of the major concerns with women going on chemotherapy is the question, what are the shortterm side effects So let's discuss what those are and what we try to do about them. The shortterm side effects that women worry most about is nausea and vomiting. With the new antinausea medicines that we use intravenously prior to each chemotherapy such as drugs like Aloxi or Emend have made nausea and vomiting 90 less than they used to be. So, patients are, for the most part, pleasantly surprised that nausea and vomiting is not a major issue.
The other issue is infections, and if we are on a chemotherapy that causes low white counts, we have drugs such as Neulasta and Neupogen that will keep those white counts normal and thus avoid infectious complications and potential hospitalization. Other effects, fatigue can be an issue. Obviously, hair loss on some chemotherapies can be an issue. Toward the middle or the end of some chemotherapies with drugs known as Taxanes, peripheral neuropathy can become an issue and that is numbness and tingling of the fingers and toes, and we don't.
Want that to progress to more nerve damage, so that is something on a longer regimen with Taxol or Taxotere, we always ask, are you having numbness and tingling and if so we will modify the regimen so that the patient does not end up with a long term peripheral neuropathy. Mouth sores or these ulcerlike sores that we used to commonly see with chemotherapy really are not much of an issue anymore with Neulasta. So, those are the major things and I think most women are again pleasantly surprised that this is not nearly as awful as they think.
Neuropathy Post Chemotherapy BurningNumb Feet .TheVillagesNeuropathy
When you originally presented to the office, you presented with very severe numbness and pain in the lower extremities and feet. What we observed from your history is you actually had neuropathy due to chemotherapy. How have you responded to the Davis Neuropathy protocol and how are you doing today regarding the pain and numbness in the feel When I first came I was in very bad pain and the numbness was very bad. After treatment it was a great improvement. I'm very satisfied and satisfied with everything that was done to me. Well.
PostOp Breast Cancer MRT Treatment Success
About five years ago, I was diagnosed with early stage breast cancer. And I went through chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Um.and it took me about a year before I realized that I really needed help with some of the stiffness in my shoulder and through my rib cage. My overhead range of motion was not good. And whenever I reached behind me it would send my muscles into spasm. I was not able to sleep very well at night. And any time I turned over to that side it would wake me up.
So, I was getting interrupted sleep night after night. I had done a little bit of massage therapy. And, I had done all the exercises and stretches that the doctors wanted me to do to try to counteract the effects of the radiation..and everything just kept getting worse. The stiffness and the pain was getting worse. And my muscles were getting weaker instead of stronger, even though I had joined a gym and had been doing that sort of therapy, too. I knew there had to be something out there that would help me.
Interviewer And then you came to the Mettler Center and Sheila did some examination, and what did she find Um.she was pretty stymied at first because my shoulder blade was so locked down. And my muscles, lot of them, were just hard as a rock. So, she determined that she had to do some of the MRT to get me going again. which really helped. I had noticedbefore I came one of the things I wanted to do at the gym was to use the elliptical machine. And at that time, I was only able to go for about seven minutes, and it wasn't that my legs gave out.
Or anything like that, it was that I didn't have the air capacity to keep going. And after just one or two treatments with Sheila, I double that time. And then from that point, things really progressed steadily. It was slow, but it was steady progression. Interviewer Can you tell me now how your function has changed from the treatments you've had I can now sleep on the left side. Most nights I fall asleep on that side. So, I am sleeping all night now. And then in turn, I'm not thinking about it all day because I'm really not in much pain at all any more.
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That Risperdal male breast growth may be caused by elevated levels of prolactin, the hormone which prompts milk production and the breast development in females. Men and young boys suffering from Risperdal gynecomastia may be experiencing one or more of the following symptoms Swelling of the breasts Tenderness of the breasts Pain in the breasts Nipple discharge in one or both breasts Some individuals who have experienced this complication have grown Risperdal breasts as large as D cups, and research has shown that heightened levels of prolactin may last for up to two years after discontinued use of the drug. Risperdal gynecomastia may be.
Nerve Injury After Shoulder Surgery.Why We Declined The Case
We were recently contacted by an individual who Had gotten into an auto collision and after the Collision had shoulder surgery after the Surgery this particular person was complaining About nerve pain and nerve injury shooting down The arm and into the hand and the question was Did the doctors do something in the surgery That constituted medical malpractice which is What caused the nerve damage or the nerve pain in this particular individual's arm hello I'm Marcus Boston and I am a medical malpractice Attorney practicing law here in the state of.
Maryland and I would like to talk with you today About why not every bad result during a surgery is Medical malpractice here in Maryland in the Incident that I am talking to you about what we Had to do is we got the records and we had an Medical expert take a look at the records And during the records if was discovered during The surgical notes and some of the other notes In the records that the doctors who performed The surgery followed the standard of care there Was no type of deviation from the standard in this.
Particular individual's situation and as a result Of that we had to conclude during our investigation And looking at some more other things that this Case would not be succesful if you are watching This tutorial and you are wondering you're saying I had a bad result is this medical malpractice The truth of the matter is that unless your DOctor fell below the standard of care in your Situation and by falling below the standard of Care this is what caused your injury you will Not be successful unless you can show that.
So why have I taken the time to explain this to You today Becuase you are probably wondering the Same things in this tutorial you've had a bad result During a surgery or some type of medical procedure Did the doctor mess up did the doctor fall below The standard of care This is what I invite you To do pick up the phone and give us a call we can Be reached at 3018504832 or you can go ahead And send us an email to medicalinjurybostonlawllc We answer questions like yours regarding Maryland.
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