STUDY FINDS ANTI-NAUSEA DRUG MAY HELP CANCER PATIENTS SURVIVE LONGER
The Daily Guardian|October 11, 2021
According to a new study, patients with breast, pancreatic and certain other types of cancer may survive longer if given an anti-nausea drug during surgery.

The findings of the study were presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY 2021 annual meeting. Three months after their cancer surgery, more than three times as many patients who did not receive dexamethasone died, compared to those who received the drug, researchers found.

Dexamethasone is given to patients to prevent nausea and vomiting after surgery and during chemotherapy. Researchers found dexamethasone can improve mid-to-long-term outcomes in patients with non-immunogenic cancers (those that don't provoke a strong immune response) such as sarcoma and cancers of the breast, uterus, ovary, oesophagus, pancreas, thyroid, bones and joints.

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