My wife had. Colon rectal cancer they shot the radiation in through her hip now she in pain almost all the time they have her on a pain pill but only works about half of the time
Hi Niceguy, I also have residual bone pain from radiation. That can't be avoided in most cases. Although I had a bone/plasma cancer, and the lesions were small, my entire femur and humerus were irradiated. I was, and still am, given a quarterly infusion of Zometa (zoledronic acid) which is a bone builder. It takes awhile, but it has helped my bone pain. I mean it takes a couple of years to start feeling a difference. I have very few, mild side effects from Zometa (headache, lethargy, bone aches) but they last only one day. There are several bone builders on the market. Some, like Fosamax, are in pill form that you take daily. Others, like Prolia, are given by injection. But, I would not recommend Prolia. I have friends who are still suffering the horrid side effects (permanent) from just one injection. I'm not a medical professional, so I'm just giving my opinion. Perhaps your wife can ask her oncologist about trying one of these bone builders. I hope she feels better soon and can get her pain under control. Best wishes.
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