I've been away from this forum for nearly a year because of other health problems that took over my life. Last September I was diagnosed with breast cancer and have had 3 surgeries, chemotherapy and radiation since then. Two weeks ago I finished radiation and began to have neck and upper body pain at nearly the same time. My oncologist ordered an MRI and the good news is that I seem to be completely cancer free! However, the MRI showed that C3-4 needs attention(C4-6 was fused in January '08). I am seeing a specialist tomorrow to ask if there are any options besides surgery for this problem.