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Cancer Patients May Live Longer If Given Anti-nausea Drug: Study

At the ANESTHESIOLOGY 2021 annual meeting, the findings of a new study said if an anti-nausea drugs such as dexamethasone, given to patients with breast, pancreatic, and certain other types of cancer during the surgery, they may live longer. Reportedly, the chances of death become thrice for those who didn't get dexamethasone during surgery than those who did. ''Physician anesthesiologists should feel more confident in administering dexamethasone,'' the author said. 

Sun, 10 Oct 2021 - 07:11 PM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

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