Prednisone is a
synthetic corticosteroid and is used an antiflammatory
agent for rheumatoid arthritis. Prednisone is sometimes
used with chemotherapy drugs, specifically mitoxantrone,
for patients with advanced prostate cancer or hormone
refractory prostate cancer with distant bone metastasis.
Bone metastasis can be painful and the use of prednisone
helps alleviate pain during chemotherapy.