Skin Sensitivity Acupuncture and Kinesiotherapy on Breast Cancer Patients Subject to Chemotherapy With Taxans (Acupuncture)

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    Federal University of São Paulo
Updated on 25 March 2022
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Objective: to compare different therapies employing acupuncture needles, silicon pellets and kinesiotherapy in breast cancer patients to taxane chemotherapy cycles. Methods:The present study will be carried out at the Oncomastology outpatient clinic of the UNIFESP (Federal University of São Paulo) Gynecology Department's Discipline of Mastology - Escola Paulista de Medicina (EPM) and the Oncology Clinic Associated Center of Oncology, located at Rua Gabriel Monteiro da Silva, 454. randomized clinical trial will be conducted to define the treatment. Patients will be allocated into three groups (Group A: Stiper, Group B: Acupuncture, Group C: Kinesiotherapy and Group D After treatment ) who will receive treatment once a week for eight consecutive weeks. Group - S-observation.124 patients will be randomized in one of the three groups, after having signed the Free and Informed Consent Form and agreed to participate in the project, will respond to the evaluation form and will be submitted to physical examination. Patients will be evaluated in the first and tenth sessions.

Keywords: Acupuncture, Breast Neoplasm, Chemotherapy.


Women will be recruited at the Oncomastology outpatient clinic of the UNIFESP (Federal University of São Paulo) Gynecology Department's Discipline of Mastology - Escola Paulista de Medicina (EPM) and Clínica de Oncologistas Associados Centro Integrado de Oncologia, located at Rua Gabriel Monteiro da Silva, 454. Patients will consecutively be selected by order of entry in the chemotherapy recorded in the log and randomized in one of three intervention groups. Complying with all the research's ethical aspects, the following procedures will apply: 1st clarify the study's objectives;2nd sign the Term of Free and Informed Consent, signed in two ways, as one stays with the patient; 3rd espond to the evaluation form in the following items: socioeconomic aspects, main complaint, family history, personal history, surgical data, pathological anatomy, radiotherapy, chemotherapy, hormone therapy, sensitivity and perimetry;4 th physical exams. Completed the FACT-TAXANE questionnaire. Patients will be evaluated in the first and tenth sessions.

Condition Chemotherapy Effect
Treatment Control, Exercise, Acupuncture, Observation, Follow Up, Stiper, Finished, Class wait
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT03373032
SponsorFederal University of São Paulo
Last Modified on25 March 2022


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Inclusion Criteria

women over 18 years old
women submitted to chemotherapy with taxanes
the 1th cycle both neoadjuvant and adjuvant with staging from I to III no mental changes

Exclusion Criteria

Women with preexisting diseases such as locoregional or distant cancer, previous joint pain
rheumatic disease
who are not undergoing chemotherapy with Anthracyclics and / or Cisplatin
acupuncture in another service in the last three will be excluded
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