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Friday, December 15, 2017

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AI Joint Pain Sucks – Easy Fix Found!

Aromatase inhibitor joint pain knocks more patients off treatment than any other side effect. Randomized study from UNC shows 150 min of easy walking per week improves joint mobility, more activities of daily living, less helplessness.  Only intervention was giving brochures and encouragement at the outset.  Seems easy enough to institute and hopefully will keep our patients going on the systemic hormonal treatments!

http://theoncologist.alphamedpress.org/content/early/2017/07/10/theoncologist.2017-0174.full.pdf+html

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  • What about Testosterone? Rebecca Glaser has reported excellent improvement with combination AI/testosterone pellets. And there is a current Alliance trial.

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