What Does Arthritis & Cancer Have in Common?

What Does Arthritis & Cancer Have in Common?

Does arthritis & cancer have anything in common?  Well, not really EXCEPT that the same drug used to treat arthritis may have serious cancer fighting benefits.


Here’s the dealio (as my daughter always says) with Celecoxib for Arthritis and Cancer…

Celecoxib (AKA Celebrex), an anti-inflammatory commonly used to treat arthritis has shown to have “potent anti-tumor activity in a wide variety of tumor types, such as colorectal cancer (colon cancer), breast cancer, non-small cell lung cancer & prostate cancer.”


In a recent study, Dutch researchers have reported that celecoxib may be a “useful additional treatment for people with breast cancer.”  The results of “a randomized trial in 45 patients with primary invasive breast cancer showed that the drug clearly induced an anti-tumor response at the molecular level.”


But how do you know if adding celecoxib to your chemo regimen will help shrink tumors from your specific cancer?  Molecular Profiling & Biomarker Testing….  another reason to get your tumor tested prior to starting any drug or chemo regimen since 2 people with the same exact cancer can & do respond very differently to the exact same treatment regimen. This is why Personalized Medicine & specifically Personalized Oncology is the future….  see Innovative Treatments section of CancerHAWK for more information on molecular profiling and biomarker testing of malignant tumors.

(Source:  US National Library of Medicine)

6 thoughts on “What Does Arthritis & Cancer Have in Common?

  1. cancerhawk Post author

    Foot Doctor said…

    It’s so nice to know that these experts found out about a possible cure for cancer using arthritis drugs. I hope they become successful in finalizing their study.
    October 26, 2011 10:57 PM

  2. cancerhawk Post author

    Francis Tony said…
    This is good news for women who suffers from breast cancer. According to the European Society for Medical Oncology, the drug shows signs of being able to stop breast cancer cells from proliferating. Another study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute showed that the drug could also prevent skin cancers such as squamous cell carcinomas and basal cell carcinomas from developing.

    chiropractor melbourne
    October 5, 2011 2:53 AM

  3. cancerhawk Post author

    chiropractor Sydney City pinched nerve said…
    Well, one big difference between the two is that you can only cure arthritis with chiropractic. Chiropractic is evolving, though, so may see it curing cancer as well in the future.
    October 3, 2011 9:37 PM

    1. cancerhawk Post author

      Robyn Stoller said…

      I’m a HUGE proponent of chiropractic care. I’ve seen a chiropractor on and off for the past 25 years. Looking forward to many more continued benefits in time…
      October 3, 2011 9:48 PM

  4. cancerhawk Post author

    Dianna Williams said…
    Celecoxib is used in the treatment of osteoarthritis, acute pain, painful menstruation. This should be prescribed by a personal doctor to prevent the possible risks involved.

    health care
    August 24, 2011 12:51 AM


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