Arresting Metastasis

A compound that reduces the prevalence of an enigmatic cellular structure linked to metastasis blocks the spread of cancer in animals. Metastasis, the spread of cancer cells from a primary tumor to other parts of the body, is the cause of most cancer-related deaths. Finding an effective way

Stopping Treatment For Cancer

Care after treatment for the breast cancer ends:  At some point you may decide to stop treatments for the cancer.  This can happen when treatment stops showing any benefit or when it greatly affects quality of life.  Once treatment for the cancer has stopped, reducing any cancer-related symptoms (called

Non-Drug Cancer Therapies For Pain

Complementary and integrative therapies (non-drug therapies) for pain  There are many non-drug therapies you may choose to use along with pain medications.  These include:  acupuncture, hot and cold therapy, guided imagery, massage therapy, nutrition, physical therapy, relaxation techniques, yoga.   Source:  Susan G. Komen  2019 GO BACK

Metastatic Breast Cancer How a Pain Medication is given (PICC)

Port-a-cath or a peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC)  Medications can be given into the vein through a port-a-cath or a peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC).  These have a portable pump that delivers the medication.  Some people get the medication continuously.  Others can push a button to release an

Metastatic Breast Cancer How Pain Medications Are Given

There are many ways to take opioid and non-opioid pain medications.   Most are pills taken by mouth.  For people who have trouble swallowing pills, some medications are available in liquid form or a special tablet or strip that dissolves inside the cheek.  A few pain relievers can be