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Breast Cancer-Related Pain

  • Julie K. Silver
  • Lisa Schulz Slowman


Women who undergo breast cancer treatments often experience pain that is not due to metastasis but rather other issues such as musculoskeletal sequelae. This chapter focuses on noncancer-related pain in breast cancer survivors. Some of the problems addressed include postmastectomy pain syndrome, arthralgia syndrome, and chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy. Pain symptoms are often undertreated in this population and significantly impact quality of life and ability to function.


Neuropathic Pain Rotator Cuff Breast Cancer Survivor Axillary Lymph Node Dissection Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Julie K. Silver
    • 1
  • Lisa Schulz Slowman
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Physical Medicine and RehabilitationHarvard Medical SchoolNorthboroUSA
  2. 2.Outpatient Rehabilitation, Whittier Rehabilitation HospitalWestboroughUSA

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