Seniors undertreated for cancer pain

Older Cancer Patients Often Undertreated for Severe Pain Even when suffering severe pain, one-third of older cancer patients were not taking the strongest painkillers (opiods such as morphine, oxycodone or fentanyl) that could have helped ease that pain, according to a…  Read More

FDA Publishes Consumer Guide to Safe Use of Pain Medicine

The Food and Drug Administration has issued a guide for patients to help them understand pain medicines and use them safely. The guide includes information about over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription pain medicine.  It includes some of the problems that can…  Read More

Clinical Trial Testing Ultrasound System for Painful Bone Mets

Cancer that has spread to the bone can be excruciatingly painful.  Currently radiation treatment or opiate drugs are used to manage pain, but these are not always successful. A system that combines magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with ultrasound treatment to…  Read More