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Clinical Summary

Breast cancer: acupuncture eases aromatase inhibitor-related joint pain

Susan London   |   21 November 2022

Takeaway

  • Among postmenopausal breast cancer survivors with arthralgia related to aromatase inhibitor therapy, 12 weeks of acupuncture had a long-lasting benefit in reducing pain severity.

Why this matters

  • In more than half of patients prescribed these drugs, arthralgia compromises adherence.

Study design

  • US randomised controlled trial among 226 survivors of early...

          

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