Can anesthetic technique for primary breast cancer surgery affect recurrence or metastasis?

@article{Exadaktylos2006CanAT,
  title={Can anesthetic technique for primary breast cancer surgery affect recurrence or metastasis?},
  author={Aristomenis K. Exadaktylos and Donal J. Buggy and Denis Moriarty and Edward J. Mascha and Daniel I Sessler},
  journal={Anesthesiology},
  year={2006},
  volume={105 4},
  pages={660-4}
}
BACKGROUND Regional anesthesia is known to prevent or attenuate the surgical stress response; therefore, inhibiting surgical stress by paravertebral anesthesia might attenuate perioperative factors that enhance tumor growth and spread. The authors hypothesized that breast cancer patients undergoing surgery with paravertebral anesthesia and analgesia combined with general anesthesia have a lower incidence of cancer recurrence or metastases than patients undergoing surgery with general anesthesia… CONTINUE READING
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