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One third of women undergoing breast cancer surgery can be spared chronic pain
One third of women undergoing breast cancer surgery can be spared chronic pain (March 2, 2015 - Insidermedicine) From Toronto - One third of women undergoing breast cancer surgery can be spared chronic pain following the operation, according to research published in PAIN. Researchers studied breast cancer patients undergoing mastectomy, examining the effect of a regionally anesthetic technique in addition to standard care. The technique, known as ultrasound-guided paravertebral blocks, uses local anesthetic to freeze nerves in the breast area. Results showed that women who received this technique during their mastectomy were at 50% reduced risk of chronic pain when compared to those who received standard care.
 
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