Hypnosis during cancer surgery shortens hospital stay in study

06/13/2011 | Daily Mail (London), The

Belgian researchers reported at the European Anaesthesiology Congress that breast cancer patients who received both hypnosis and local anesthetic during surgery required fewer pain relievers during recovery and were discharged from the hospital about a day earlier compared with those who received only general anesthesia. Surgeries with hypnosis lasted about five minutes longer than others, according to the study. An expert noted that local anesthesia can minimize the risk of metastasis by obstructing the body's stress response to surgery.

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