A 37-year-old female asked:
Names of typical/common drugs/steroids used for general anesthesia in outpatient sinus surgery? any risk of cancer side effects or other side effects?
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Medical Oncology 50 years experience
I would not worry: There is no such risk from medicines used for such operations. There is no such drugs used medically that can cause cancer. Steroids are also free from any such serious toxicity. So you can relax and trust your doctors.
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Anesthesiology 36 years experience
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Anesthesiology 30 years experience
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Pain Management 27 years experience
Many options: Propofol, lidocaine, versed, fentanyl, isoflurane, desflurane, sevofluarane and many others are used. There is no reported risk of cancer with exposure to any of these drugs by a patient. Side effects that might affect you include nausea and vomiting.
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Last updated Feb 11, 2016
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