Cancer

Effectiveness of integrative modalities for pain and anxiety in children and adolescents with cancer: A systematic review

Thrane, S. (2013). Effectiveness of integrative modalities for pain and anxiety in children and adolescents with cancer: A systematic review. Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing : Official Journal of the Association of Pediatric Oncology Nurses, 30(6), 320–32“.http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4109717/.

Manual lymphatic drainage for lymphedema following breast cancer treatment.

Ezzo, J., Manheimer, E., McNeely, M. L., Howell, D. M., Weiss, R., Johansson, K. I., … Karadibak, D. (2015). Manual lymphatic drainage for lymphedema following breast cancer treatment. The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 5.

Massage in supportive cancer care

Collinge, W., MacDonald, G., & Walton, T. (2012). Massage in supportive cancer care. Seminars in Oncology Nursing, 28(1), 45–54.

This review paper evaluates the evidence for massage in cancer care. Review gives an overview of use of massage in cancer care, types of massage interventions, symptoms and side effects, safety considerations, and massage therapist training (including a “safety precautions” checklist for practitioners). No specific recommendations or conclusions are presented.

Myofascial release for women undergoing radiotherapy for breast cancer: A pilot study

Marshall-McKenna, R., Paul, L., McFadyen, A. K., Gilmartin, A., Armstrong, A., Rice, A. M., & McIlroy, P. (2014). Myofascial release for women undergoing radiotherapy for breast cancer: A pilot study. European Journal of Physiotherapy, 16(1), 58–64.

A systematic review of complementary and alternative medicine interventions in the management of cancer-related fatigue

Finnegan-John, J., Molassiotis, A., Richardson, A., & Ream, E. (2011). A systematic review of complementary and alternative medicine interventions in the management of cancer-related fatigue. BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care, 12(4).

Massage interventions and treatment-related side effects of breast cancer: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Pan, Y. Q., Yang, K. H., Wang, Y. L., Zhang, L. P., & Liang, H. Q. (2013). Massage interventions and treatment-related side effects of breast cancer: A systematic review and meta-analysis. International Journal of Clinical Oncology, 19(5), 1–13.

Oncology pain and complementary therapy: A review of the literature

Running, A., & Turnbeaugh, E. (2011). Oncology pain and complementary therapy: A review of the literature. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, 15(4), 374–379.

This review paper discusses the evidence for complementary therapy for cancer pain. The paper discusses evidence for massage therapy, acupuncture, healing touch, and mind-body therapy interventions as they relate to bone pain, visceral pain, and neuropathic pain. Findings indicate complementary therapies may be useful in reducing cancer pain, but should not be used as a substitute for Western medicine.

The efficacy of classical massage on stress perception and cortisol following primary treatment of breast cancer

Listing, M., Krohn, M., Liezmann, C., Kim, I., Reisshauer, A., Peters, E., … Rauchfuss, M. (2010). The efficacy of classical massage on stress perception and cortisol following primary treatment of breast cancer. Archives of Women’s Mental Health, 13(2), 165–173.

A Randomized Controlled Trial for the Effectiveness of Progressive Muscle Relaxation and Guided Imagery as Anxiety Reducing Interventions in Breast and Prostate Cancer Patients Undergoing Chemotherapy

Charalambous, A., Giannakopoulou, M., Bozas, E., & Paikousis, L. (2015). A Randomized Controlled Trial for the Effectiveness of Progressive Muscle Relaxation and Guided Imagery as Anxiety Reducing Interventions in Breast and Prostate Cancer Patients Undergoing Chemotherapy. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 1–10.

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