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Chemotherapy done for bone cancer. What is causing the severe pain?

My friend has bone cancer and only just finished the chemo tabs,the one that makes your hair fall out but its no better and now she just been put on a driver at home because she is in so much pain,she cant understand why she has so much pain after the chemo,as that dont seem to have worked,is this the end do you think?they brought a hospital bed in for her as well.
Asked On : Tue, 22 Jan 2013
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Bone tumors may be of many types. As per your information she seems to be suffering from malignant bone tumors. Without proper diagnosis and staging it is difficult to comment on prognosis. Malignant bone tumors may be osteosarcoma, ewing's sarcoma, chondrosarcoma, lymphoma , chordoma. Prognosis and treatment is different in each cases. Anyway, bone tumors can itself cause severe pain due to nearby nerve involvement and bone destruction. there are high chance of response after treatment. At present proper diagnosis of pain to be made. Titration of analgesic medications to be done and if needed local radiation therapy may be considered. please consult your oncologist. Take care of your friend.
Answered: Tue, 22 Jan 2013
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