Lidocaine Gel Eases Mammogram Pain, Needle...

Lidocaine (Xylocaine) and Topicaine gels are local anesthetics. Researchers have shown that this kind of anesthetic can ease the pain of a mammogram procedure. It can also lessen the pain of a needle stick, and other pains related to cancer therapies. Read more to learn some uses of Lidocaine (Xylocaine) and Topicaine.
Source: About.com Breast Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: health Source Type: news

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From time to time I have commented on the controversies over cancer screening. Most people assume that screening is an unqualified good, that early detection of cancer saves lives. Whenever some panel proposes recommending less screening, we hear screaming and yelling from advocates who claim they are trying to " ration " health care to save money at the expense of people's lives.In fact,as a bunch of Australians and a Minnesotan explain in BMJ, there are a few conditions called " cancer " that you are better off not treating, or perhaps treating very conservatively. These include what is called ductal ...
Source: Stayin' Alive - Category: American Health Source Type: blogs
CONCLUSIONS: Abemaciclib is an effective and well-tolerated treatment for HR-positive, HER2-negative advanced or metastatic breast cancer. PMID: 30099886 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The Annals of Pharmacotherapy - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Tags: Ann Pharmacother Source Type: research
Prehabilitation benefits among patients undergoing various oncological surgeries have been demonstrated. However, the effects of presurgical exercise and fitness on postoperative ipsilateral upper extremity recovery outcomes in patients with breast cancer surgery are less evident. A systematic review was performed to assess the effects of preoperative exercise and fitness on postmastectomy recovery. Systematic literature search was performed in 12 electronic databases. Study eligibility was accessed using the PICOS (Participants, Interventions, Comparison, Outcome and Study Design) criteria. Six eligible studies were found...
Source: International Journal of Rehabilitation Research - Category: Rehabilitation Tags: Review articles Source Type: research
Improvements in cancer survivorship have led to increased recognition of treatment-related toxicities, some of which may not occur until years after the conclusion of treatment (1, 2). For breast cancer survivors, lymphedema is one of the most dreaded complications of surgery, radiation therapy, and taxane-based chemotherapy. Lymphedema involves a build-up of extracellular fluid within the upper extremity and results in swelling and, at times, chronic skin changes, fibrosis, loss of sensation, deformity, and pain (3).
Source: International Journal of Radiation Oncology * Biology * Physics - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Clinical Investigation Source Type: research
In this Medical News article, an author and the editor of aJAMA research article on acupuncture for aromatase inhibitor –related pain in women with breast cancer discuss the article’s evolution and implications.
Source: JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
This study was conducted to determine the effect of progressive relaxation exercises on chemotherapy symptoms in patients with breast cancer who were undergoing adjuvant chemotherapy.MethodsThis non-randomized controlled, open-label, parallel group experimental design was conducted to patients with breast cancer (n = 49) were divided into two groups: intervention (n = 25) and control (n = 24). The intervention group received instruction in relaxation exercises from the researcher in the clinic. They practiced in the hospital with the researcher in the clinic, and individually appli...
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
We report this rare case to emphasize that mediastinal and retroperitoneal fibrosis can be a presentation of metastasis from various primary malignancies. We expect that appropriate diagnosis and treatment for metastatic mediastinal and retroperitoneal fibrosis can have a beneficial effect on disease course and prognosis of the patient.
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Clinical Case Report Source Type: research
ConclusionsTachoSil® reduced drainage after axillary dissection for breast cancer neither significantly nor relevantly.
Source: Annals of Surgical Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Psycho-Oncology,Volume 0, Issue ja, -Not available-.
Source: Psycho-Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Source Type: research
FDA head Dr. Scott Gottlieb today released a statement warning about “vaginal rejuvenation” procedures intended to treat conditions related to menopause, urinary incontinence or sexual function, saying that the products used in the procedures “don’t have adequate evidence to support their use for this purpose.” Gottliebb said that the procedures use lasers or energy-based devices to destroy or reshape vaginal tissue, and while the FDA has approved such devices for treating serious conditions such as the destruction of abnormal or precancerous cervical or vaginal tissues, the devices and proced...
Source: Mass Device - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Women's Health Alma Lasers Cynosure Inc. InMode Aesthetic Solutions sciton Source Type: news
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