Breast Cancer

Acupuncture Provides Effective Pain Relief in Joint Pain Related to Breast Cancer Treatment

Acupuncture Provides Effective Pain Relief in Joint Pain Related to Breast Cancer Treatment

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Acupuncture may represent an effective adjuvant therapy in the management of joint pain associated with aromatase inhibitor treatment in postmenopausal women with breast cancer.

Systemic Lidocaine May Be Effective for Postmastectomy Pain

Systemic Lidocaine May Be Effective for Postmastectomy Pain

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Intraoperative systemic lidocaine may reduce chronic persistent postmastectomy pain at 6 months after surgery.

Integrative Therapies for Breast Cancer Treatment: Clinical Practice Guideline

Integrative Therapies for Breast Cancer Treatment: Clinical Practice Guideline

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The Society for Integrative Oncology has issued an updated clinical practice guideline regarding the use of integrative therapies for specific clinical indications during and after breast cancer treatment.

Aspirin Use and Cancer Risk

Aspirin Use and Cancer Risk

Aspirin use and cancer has primarily been evaluated by observational studies, which may have substantial bias.

Optimal Management of Post-mastectomy Pain Syndrome

Optimal Management of Post-mastectomy Pain Syndrome

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Limited data suggest antidepressants, topical capsaicin, and fat grafting may reduce pain associated with post-mastectomy pain syndrome, but more and better studies are needed to determine optimal management for this debilitating condition.

COX-2 Inhibition to Reduce Persistent Pain After Breast Cancer Surgery?

COX-2 Inhibition to Reduce Persistent Pain After Breast Cancer Surgery?

COX-2 inhibition in the perioperative period does not further reduce persistent pain after breast cancer surgery.

Rheumatoid, IBD Treatments and Risk of Breast Cancer Recurrence

Rheumatoid, IBD Treatments and Risk of Breast Cancer Recurrence

No statistically significant association was found between MTX or anti-TNF use and breast cancer recurrence.

Identification of a Factor Associated with Persistent Pain Following Breast Cancer Surgery

Identification of a Factor Associated with Persistent Pain Following Breast Cancer Surgery

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Only patients for whom sentinel lymph node biopsy is positive should undergo axillary dissection

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