May 16, 2011 - 2:08 pm
I finished my chemo treatments in October 2010, A/C and Taxol. In the past two months, I've started to experience a lot of pain and stiffness in the thumb on my right hand as well as in my back. I'm taking therapy on my thumb but so far it hasn't improved.
When I started my chemo treatments my oncologist told me that if one has arthritis the chemo will help, but unfortunately afterwards it will get worse. I had no arthritis in my thumb before treatment but I did have some in my back. I am 61 years old.
Has anyone else experienced this or been told that chemo helps arthritis pain during treatment but makes it worse after? I've talked to several breast cancer survivors, but none of them have experienced arthritis after treatment.