Among patients with painful chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy, use of the anti-depressant drug duloxetine for 5 weeks resulted in a greater reduction in pain compared with placebo, according to a study in the April 3, 2013, issue of JAMA.
by by Kim Thiboldeaux and Mitch Golant, PhD
For many people, the most frightening part of any diagnosis is experiencing pain that is not treatable. Many people, however, undergo cancer treatment without ever having pain. If you do experience pain, you should talk to your healthcare team and together create a plan to manage your pain.
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