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David J. Copenhaver, MD, MPH, is director of the cancer pain management program at the University of California, Davis.
People who received this form of radiation therapy for spinal metastases were pain-free up to 6 months after treatment.
This technique can relieve pain related to osteoid osteoma.
Those who experience high levels of pain are more likely to have their cancer metastasize to the neck’s lymph nodes.
“It appears that oncologists are not prescribing opioids as much as they did previously."
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