Joint and muscle pain are possible side effects of some cancer treatments, including certain chemotherapies and hormone therapies. When arthralgias and myalgias occur as a side effect of chemotherapy, it usually comes and goes within two to three days of treatment. Pain associated with hormone therapy can last longer because of the longer prescription of that therapy.
Lifestyle changes, pain management, physical therapy can all help patients cope with myalgias and arthralgias. If self-care is not helping to control the pain, contact the care team.