The anaesthesia technique used during breast cancer surgery may affect cancer recurrence and survival, Danish researchers report.
The idea that the anaesthesia technique used during breast cancer surgery affects results is evolving, anaesthesiologists say, and needs more study. Carlsson found a link between the two, but her study didn't show a direct cause-and-effect relationship. She is scheduled to report her findings at the American Society of Anaesthesiologists' annual meeting in San Francisco.
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