Medical News Today: Breast cancer: Common drugs may halt post-surgery relapse

Medical News Today: Breast cancer: Common drugs may halt post-surgery relapse

So far, it has been difficult for researchers and medical professionals to establish a clear causal relationship between cancer surgery and the triggering of these metastatic cells. Still, existing studies had noted that early relapses tend to peak at 12–18 months after surgery. Moreover, a retrospective analysis conducted in 2010 looked at the medical data of 327 women who had undergone mastectomy and made an intriguing discovery. Fewer participants who had received NSAIDs to manage post-surgical pain had early metastatic relapse compared with the women who had been prescribed opioids for the same reason. Krall and colleagues wanted a better...

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