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Anti-nausea drug may help cancer patients survive longer than expected

As indicated by another review, patients with bosom, pancreatic and certain different sorts of malignant growth might endure longer whenever given an enemy of queasiness drug during a medical procedure. The discoveries of the review were introduced at the ANESTHESIOLOGY 2021 yearly gathering. 90 days after their malignancy medical procedure, multiple occasions as numerous patients who didn't get dexamethasone passed on, contrasted with the people who got the medication, analysts found. Dexamethasone is given to patients to forestall queasiness and retching after a medical procedure and during chemotherapy. Specialists discovered dexamethasone can work on mid-to-long haul results in patients with non-immunogenic malignant growths (those that don't incite a solid safe reaction) like sarcoma and diseases of the bosom, uterus, ovary, throat, pancreas, thyroid, bones and joints. 

"Dexamethasone has positive and adverse consequences - it restrains disease development yet in addition smothers the resistant framework," said Maximilian Schaefer, MD, PhD, senior creator of the review and head of the Center for Anesthesia Research Excellence, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School, Boston.

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