Bracing for Battle with a Wig and a Prayer

By Tracy Cunningham, Vice President and Account Director, AbelsonTaylor Whatever you might think you know about cancer, you’ll discover a huge knowledge gap when you receive a cancer diagnosis yourself. No matter how many oncology products you’ve helped launch, how much research you’ve read, how many physicians and patients [...] Click here to view [...]

Cancer treatment: ‘Men should talk about hair loss’

'Men don't talk about [hair-loss], which says a lot about they are dealing with it' "Telling my mum was horrible. I remember her coming home from work and I said 'mum everything is fine, [but] my hair is starting to fall out'." Nic Cumpilido, 24, faced surgery, chemotherapy and [...] Click here to view [...]

Beauty boost: Helping cancer patients cope

1 Boots’ cancer beauty adviser Jess Moloney says it’s rewarding providing people undergoing cancer treatment with beauty advice. Photo: David Conachy If you, or someone you know and love, has ever gone through cancer treatment, you know one of the most difficult hurdles to overcome can be getting used [...] Click here to view [...]

AeroForm Tissue Expanders makes breast reconstruction after mastectomy more comfortable

Henry Ford Cancer Institute is the first in Michigan to offer a needle-free, patient-controlled tissue expansion system for women undergoing breast reconstruction after mastectomy. The FDA-approved AeroForm Tissue Expanders eliminate the need for weekly saline injections at the physician's office, improves patient comfort and may decrease the rate of [...] Click here to view [...]

Acupuncture showed improved salivary flow rates and decreased xerostomia, suggesting that acupuncture minimized the severity of radiation-induced xerostomia

Acupuncture has many beneficial effects during cancer therapy and has proven efficacy in the management of side effects induced by chemotherapy and radiotherapy. In this review, we discussed the benefits of acupuncture on cancer patients. In cancer pain management, acupuncture is effective for head and neck pain, waist pain, abdominal and chest pain. Many [...]

Massage techniques promotes healing at incision sites and may prevent or reduce scarring

Many healthcare providers are not fully aware of the potential benefits of massage or may have concerns about its risks. Consequently, barriers to access are sometimes created. For years, massage therapy has been thought to initiate or accelerate cancer metastases in patients with cancer (Walton, 2000). Likewise, many massage therapists are concerned that massage—or [...]

Laser therapy has been reported to soften hard fibrotic tissues, reduce pain and heaviness, improve the immune system and aid volume reduction

Laser therapy for lymphoedema treatment has been used internationally for many years but has been slow to be accepted in the UK. The science behind the technique and its effectiveness in reducing fluid viscosity and encouraging motoricity of the lymphatics has been reported (Lievens, 1987; Eliska and Eliskova, 1997). The evaluation reported in this [...]

Low Level Laser Therapy with bandaging may offer a time saving therapeutic option to conventional manual lymphatic drainage

To examine the impact of advanced practice nurse (APN) administered low level laser therapy (LLLT) as both a stand-alone and complementary treatment for arm volume, symptoms, and quality of life (QOL) in women with breast cancer related lymphedema. A three-group, pilot, randomized clinical trial. A private rehabilitation practice with two locations in the southwestern [...]

Low level laser on sutured wound healing

To evaluate the effect of low-level laser therapy (LLLT) ë904 nm on healing of surgical wounds in rats. Forty male Wistar rats were used, divided into four groups, underwent incision along the lines Alba covering skin, subcutaneous and muscle abdominal, sutured continuously for nylon 5-0. Eight and fifteen days after the surgery process, the [...]

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