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Integrative strategies for cancer patients; a practical resource for managing the side effects of cancer therapy.

9789814313230

Integrative strategies for cancer patients; a practical resource for managing the side effects of cancer therapy.

Ladas, Elena J. and Kara M. Kelly.

World Scientific

304 pages

$39.00

RC271

Specialists in integrative medicine at Columbia University Medical Center in New York City explain to patients and their families how complementary therapies can help mitigate the side effects of conventional treatments for cancer. Introductory chapters discuss the role of complementary medicine and cancer treatment, and communicating with the medical team. Then 10 complementary therapies are described, among them Chinese medicine and acupressure, massage, visual imagery, and yoga. The final section explains how to apply the complementary therapies to 21 specific side effects associated with cancer treatment. These include constipation, fatigue, hot flashes, loss of libido, nausea and vomiting, and radiation burns. A battery of appendices provide technical information such a acupressure and reflexology charts, yoga instructions and illustrations, and managing food portions. (A[c] Book News, Inc., Portland, OR)

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