How massage therapy helps cancer patients?

TLDR: Cancer treatments like chemotherapy can have devastating side effects on your body. If you’re dealing with issues like these, massage therapy is an effective therapy option that you can use to alleviate your symptoms. Contrary to popular belief, massage therapy does not have any adverse side effects that are harmful to cancer patients in particular. Dealing with cancer is already stressful on the mind and body when you factor in the side effects that specific treatments cause, that...

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What is the alternative to chemo therapy?

TLDR: Chemotherapy is a very abrasive and tiring treatment option for cancer which is why many people choose alternative options. There are plenty of clinically proven alternatives to chemotherapy including immunotherapy and targeted medicines just to name a few. Choosing the right chemotherapy alternative will depend on the specific type of cancer you have. The diagnosis of cancer is not easy for anyone to handle, and often, dealing with the treatment can be even more tiresome than the disease...

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What foods are good for cancer patients?

TLDR: Cancer impacts the body on several different levels and in various areas. One of those areas is diet, the type of foods you eat after being diagnosed with cancer will have a significant impact on how well you’re able to manage and deal with the symptoms. There are a lot of natural foods available that you can eat to help your body recover from cancer treatment. Some of those foods include peas, tomatoes, oats, pasta, pears, mangoes, and more. You can eat these foods before cancer treatment...

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What is the best exercise for cancer patients?

TLDR: exercise has been proven to assist in maximizing the effectiveness of anti-cancer treatments and medications. If you’re someone battling chemotherapy or any other ailment brought on by the disease, there are several different exercises you can use to strengthen your body. Aerobics, strength training, and moderate intensity workouts are jut a few of the options you can use to make fighting cancer easier. Cancer is a terrible disease that affects multiple areas of the body if not caught and...

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Chemotherapy Side Effects

TLDR: Chemotherapy comes with many side effects that may effect your everyday life. It’s important to take extra good care of yourself during this time to reduce the side effects and improve your ability to recover quickly. Cancer is a disease that causes abnormalities to form in the cells of the body. There are several different types of cancers out there all of which impact the body in different ways. Cancer is known to have a high fatality rate associated with it even though there are plenty...

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Cancer Treatment Side Effects

TLDR: Cancer treatment side effects that can have a negative impact on your life during your treatments can include hair loss, fever, depression, seizures, anxiety, weakness, fatigue, infections, blood clots, constipation and shortness of breath. Working closely with your health care providers and taking extra good care of yourself through rest, healthy eating, exercise and steering clear of sick friends and family can help you manage the side effects. Dealing with cancer is something that no...

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Immunotherapy Cancer Treatment

What is Immunotherapy Cancer Treatment? Immunotherapy, or biological therapy, is a form of cancer treatment that uses the power of the body’s own immune system to control, eliminate, and prevent cancer. In the last few decades immunotherapy has become an integral part of treating certain types of cancer. Immunotherapy cancer treatment has been approved in the US and elsewhere as the first line of treatment for several types of cancers. It can also be used along with standard treatments, or for...

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How reflexology helps cancer patients?

TLDR: Cancer takes a toll on the body in several different areas both before and after treatment. While there are a lot of alternative therapy options available, they don’t all provide relief. Reflexology is a targeted nerve stimulation therapy that uses limited touch to provide pain relief. If other treatment options aren’t working for you, this may be a solution. Cancer can have devastating effects on the body, impacting the way you live your daily life. It’s common for someone...

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What is new, what lies ahead

June 4, 2019 Dear practitioners, therapists, volunteers and supporters of the Arizona Oncology Foundation, I write you today with great excitement and gratitude as we head into the second half of 2019. This year has been one of transformation for our organization as we have welcomed Alba Rojas-Sukkar, who joined our full-time staff as Chief Development Officer the first of April. Alba joins us at a time of great growth; a number of our programs continue to gain traction within the cancer support...

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Summer AOF Newsletter 2019

“Together is always better” Good Nutrition for All “Easy Peazy Summer Smoothies” – Compliments of Dr. Mary Marian Triple Berry Blend: 1½ Cups mixed blackberries, strawberries & raspberries with 1 Cup each of milk & ice. Combine in blender Carrot-apple Blend: 1 C each carrot juice & apple juice with 1½ C of ice. Combine in blender Dr Marian’s recommended recipe internet websites: www.allrecipes.com Coming Community Cancer & Health Events(Quiet time for summer...

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