Follow three case studies that cover pain with breastfeeding, mastitis, and postmastectomy pain syndrome along with other breast pain topics.
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Mary is a 74 year old woman with a history of breast cancer metastatic to the ribs, hypertension, and osteoarthritis. She complains of newly developed right-sided hip pain.
Mr. Gateway is a 52-year-old male smoker with a history of substance abuse with recurrent laryngeal cancer who presents with increased throat and neck pain, dysphagia (pain with swallowing), and dehydration.
Ms. Jackson is a 38-year-old, African American nurse who completed treatment for triple negative breast cancer 5 months ago. She opted for bilateral mastectomy, radiation, and chemotherapy. The patient is frustrated that she still experiences pain, states “it’s ruining my life."
Wendy Jones is a 67-year-old woman with terminal cervical cancer who just underwent a colostomy due to bowel obstruction from tumor growth. She continues to complain of significant pain despite large doses of Percocet (7 tabs/day or 100 tablets every two weeks).