The drug that could revolutionise breast cancer treatment in India



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An anaesthetic drug could help revolutionise breast cancer treatment in India. A study carried out by Tata Memorial Hospital has revealed that injecting Lidocaine, a commonly available, local anaesthetic, around the primary tumour five minutes before its surgical removal not only dramatically improves the cure rate but also significantly reduces the probability of a relapse.
Every year, 180,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer in India.
90,000 die from it every year.
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