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On this episode of Access Health, meet experts on treating breakthrough cancer pain and quitting smoking.

For those diagnosed with cancer at any stage, the physical and emotional challenges are profound.  But according to cancer experts, about 60 percent of chronic cancer pain patients may suffer from a type of pain so intense and excruciating, it “breaks through” their around-the-clock pain medication.  Sadly, this so-called Breakthrough Cancer Pain may cause many patients to suffer in silence because they don’t believe any viable treatment exists to address it.  Access Health takes a closer look at this type of pain and a class of medication that may help.

Then, smoking a pack a day costs more than $2000 a year. On average, and cigarette smoking is the leading preventable cause of death in the United States. For those looking to help kick the habit, the Habitrol® patch is available. Whether you’re 34 or 84, your body can cleanse and start to repair the damage done by years of smoking.  The Habitrol® Support Program helps smokers work through the quit process, and the Habitrol® Nicotine Replacement Therapy Patch helps reduce withdrawal symptoms, including nicotine craving, associated with quitting.

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