Published in Women's Health Weekly, January 19th, 1998
Chronic pain factors associated with breast cancer have been studied previously by the study's lead author, Tiina Tasmuth (Tasmuth et al., Ann Oncol, 1995; 6: 453-9), as well as several others (Paredes et al., Am J Surg, 1990; 160:525-28; and others).
"The present treatment policy for breast cancer results in chronic pain that considerably affects the daily life in about 10 percent of the patients. In order to develop treatment strategies which diminish or eliminate these adverse effects it is necessary to identify...
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