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No association between opioids, breast cancer recurrence

No association between opioids, breast cancer recurrence

There is no clinically relevant evidence of an association between opioid prescriptions and breast cancer recurrence.

In breast cancer survivors, lidocaine may relieve pain during intercourse

In breast cancer survivors, lidocaine may relieve pain during intercourse

Breast cancer survivors who experience pain or discomfort during sexual intercourse may benefit from applying liquid lidocaine to the vulvar area.

Generic meds may boost survival in some early breast cancers

Generic meds may boost survival in some early breast cancers

More evidence that two classes of generic drugs (aromatase inhibitors and bisphosphonates) reduce the risk of death in early breast cancer.

Aromatase inhibitors substantially reduce risk of death in ER-positive breast cancer

Aromatase inhibitors substantially reduce risk of death in ER-positive breast cancer

Aromatase inhibitors significantly decrease the risk of death in postmenopausal women with estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer.

More radiation may decrease breast cancer recurrence risk in some patients

More radiation may decrease breast cancer recurrence risk in some patients

Some women who undergo additional radiation along with whole-breast irradiation may be at a reduced risk of breast cancer recurrence.



Breast Cancer Videos

Clinical Trial: Pre-Surgery Positron Emission Mammography in Patients With Newly Diagnosed Breast Cancer

Clinical trial focusing on pre-surgery positron emission mammography. Pre-Surgery Positron Emission Mammography in Patients With Newly Diagnosed Breast Cancer

Clinical Trial: A Breast Cancer Information Registry for Participants With Breast Cancer or Characteristics of Hereditary Breast Cancer (BCCR)

Clinical trial focusing on breast cancer information registry. A Breast Cancer Information Registry for Participants With Breast Cancer or Characteristics of Hereditary Breast Cancer (BCCR)

Clinical Trial: Changes in Breast Density and Breast Cancer Risk in Women With Breast Cancer and in Healthy Women

Clinical trial focusing on breast density and breast cancer risk. Changes in Breast Density and Breast Cancer Risk in Women With Breast Cancer and in Healthy Women

Clinical Trial: Genomic Testing for Primary Breast Cancer

Clinical trial focusing on genomic testing for primary breast cancer. Genomic Testing for Primary Breast Cancer

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