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Oncology (General Cancer)/Withdrawal of Transdermal Patch


Respected Sir,
         My 84 year mother suffering from lung cancer and presently on Gefitinb has no problem in lungs for last two years.But she has developed severe shoulder pain for which Buprenorphin(10) Transdermal Patch has been prescribed by the Pain Management Specialist and the pain has reduced considerably .I would like to know during withdrawal of the opeoid patch what mode and precautions have to be taken.With thanks.

I am here only as a cancer doctor. So this is outside my area of expertise here. You must discuss this with her own doctors.

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Claes-Gustaf Nordquist, M.D.


Questions concerning Cancer, Oncology, radiation Therapy, Tumours, Chemotherapy, Cytotoxic Drugs, Hormonal Therapy, Radiation Protection.


I'm a Doctor of Medicine and specialist in Medical Oncology and Radiation Therapy educated & trained in Sweden. Now retired. Background in Radiation Therapy, Medical Oncology, Radiation Protection, Nuclear Medicine, Diagnostic Radiology, Gynecological Oncology, Clinical Pathology, Clinical Cytology,Hematology and Internal Medicine. M.D. from the faculty of medicine, Royal Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden. Have also been an exchange student at the Hebrew University, Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem Israel. Former medical consultant, Swedish National Board of Radiation Protection. Former Police Surgeon and Medical Examiner, Stockholm Police Department. Former Chief Medical Officer, The Royal Guards, The Royal Horse Guards and the Royal Household Brigade, Royal Swedish Army Medical Corps. You can also reach me on: I have no restrictions in the number of questions there. I also answer questions in these other categories: General History, Military History, Brain Tumors, Breast Cancer, Colon Cancer

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