anesthesia

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(an-es-THEE-zha)

Medication or treatment that makes you lose feeling or awareness. Local anesthesia causes loss of feeling in a part of the body. General anesthesia puts you to sleep.

Anesthesia is often used in breast cancer surgery. Read moreĀ about what to expect with breast cancer surgery.

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Audio contributed by: Judith Reichman, M.D.


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