4 Tips to Find a Qualified Oncology Massage Therapist from MD Anderson

This post comes from MD Anderson’s Blog Cancerwise and was written by Siri Sumler, massage therapist at MD Anderson’s Integrative Medicine Center.  It’s a great article on finding a qualified massage therapist.   “It has been known for thousands of years that massage feels good, helps relieve pain, stress and...


WTF is Xerostomia?

Xerostomia (n):  Dry mouth.  Occurs when the salivary glands do not make enough saliva (spit) to keep the mouth moist.    Xerostomia or dry mouth can be a troubling side effect of cancer treatments, especially head and neck radiation. Because saliva is needed for chewing, swallowing, tasting, and talking, these activities...


FREE Massage for Cancer Patients

According to many studies, therapeutic massage offers real benefits to cancer patients.  Massage can help alleviate painful side effects & fatigue, control nausea, provide relaxation to enhance traditional treatments, and give cancer patients a self-esteem boost. Massage can even help reduce the need for pain medications.   More and more groups (whether...


11 Therapies To Consider When Battling Cancer

“Housecall“, a free weekly e-newsletter from the Mayo Clinic, recently had an article about 11 alternative treatments to consider when battling cancer.  It’s a great article.  (Thanks Andrea for sharing this with me!)  So without further ado, “Alternative Cancer Treatments:  11 Options to Consider ” straight from The Mayo Clinic Staff: Alternative cancer...


WTF is Marijuana Mouth Spray?

There is a ton of literature that explains how smoking medical marijuana can help cancer patients manage side effects from cancer treatments such as chemotherapy-induced nausea, appetite stimulation, pain relief & improved sleep.  There’s even some research to support curative effects from smoking marijuana. Is this a valid treatment option?...




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