Joint Pain And Cancer – Part 1 of 3
Joint Pain And Cancer. Exercise might serve breast cancer survivors relieve the joint pain that is a side effect of their medications, researchers say at Dec 2013. A green study included patients who were taking aromatase inhibitor drugs, such as Arimidex (anastrozole), Femara (letrozole) and Aromasin (exemestane). Five years of treatment with these drugs is recommended for survivors who had stages 1, 2 or 3 hormone receptor-positive chest cancers. This form of the disease accounts for nearly 70 percent of newly diagnosed breast cancer cases.
Nearly half of those who regard these medications, however, experience joint pain and stiffness. These side effects are the most common reason patients stop taking the drugs, the study authors said in an American Association for Cancer Research low-down release. In this study, breast cancer survivors who were taking aromatase inhibitors and had joint pain were divided randomly into two groups.