The Healing Touch: Oncology Massage Benefits for Cancer Patients and Survivors

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Massage therapy is a well-known method for promoting relaxation, relieving tension, and improving overall well-being. However, when it comes to individuals with cancer (or a history of cancer), a specialized approach is required to ensure optimal safety and comfort. In this blog, we’ll explore the key differences between traditional massage and oncology massage and highlight…

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The Crucial Role of Cancer Rehabilitation in Palliative Care

Palliative care aims to improve the quality of life for patients and their families facing serious illnesses, such as cancer. The focus shifts from curative treatments to providing comfort, pain management, emotional support, and enhancing overall well-being. Within the realm of palliative care, cancer rehabilitation plays a pivotal role in ensuring patients experience the highest…

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What is Cancer Rehabilitation?

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Cancer, a relentless adversary that affects millions worldwide, often leaves survivors grappling with physical, emotional, and functional challenges. While the primary goal of cancer treatment is to eradicate the disease, the journey doesn’t end there. Post-treatment, survivors may experience a range of debilitating side effects, impairments, and diminished quality of life. This is where cancer…

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Understanding the Effects of Radiation on Cancer Patients

Radiation therapy is a common treatment option for various types of cancer.  These side effects may include fatigue, pain, stiffness, and reduced range of motion. In this blog post, we will delve into the potential side effects of radiation therapy and how physical therapy can play a crucial role in managing these challenges. Radiation therapy…

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The Role of Physical Therapy in Radiation Therapy

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Radiation therapy is a common treatment option for various types of cancer, and while it targets cancerous cells, it can also affect surrounding healthy tissues, leading to side effects and complications. Physical therapy can play an essential role in the management and recovery of individuals undergoing cancer radiation therapy. Physical therapy for cancer radiation therapy…

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Duke Study Finds Exercise Helps with Treating Breast Cancer

A Duke University study recently published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute used mice to find that exercise doubles blood flow and oxygen to tumors, which Dr. Mark Dewhirst, a Duke cancer researcher, says is a good thing.  Read the full article here:

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Exercise Safety for Metastatic Cancer Patients: Research and Insights

Living with metastatic cancer is undoubtedly a challenging journey for patients and their families. However, amidst the struggles, there lies a powerful ally that can positively impact physical, emotional, and psychological well-being: exercise.  In recent years, there has been growing evidence suggesting that exercise can have significant benefits for individuals living with metastatic cancer. However,…

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The Role of Cancer Rehab and Physical Therapy in Supporting Metastatic Cancer Patients: Evidence-Based Approach for Enhanced Well-being

Receiving a metastatic cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming and life-altering. While the primary focus of treatment is managing the disease, the role of exercise in supporting overall health and well-being cannot be understated. Physical activity, tailored to individual capabilities and guided by medical professionals, has shown numerous benefits for cancer patients, including those with metastatic…

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The Benefits of Physical Therapy for Cancer Patients: Enhancing Recovery and Quality of Life

Receiving a cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming, both physically and emotionally. While medical treatments like chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and surgery are vital in fighting cancer, there is another powerful ally that can significantly contribute to a patient’s recovery: physical therapy. Physical therapy can play a beneficial role in the treatment and management of cancer. As…

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Unveiling the Power of Exercise for Lymphedema Management: Latest Research and Evidence-Based Benefits

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As a physical therapist, I understand the importance of exercise in promoting overall health and well-being. Being a Certified Lymphedema Therapist (CLT) I am committed to providing evidence-based lymphedema treatment to my lymphedema patients. In recent years, there has been growing interest and research in the role of exercise in managing lymphedema. Lymphedema is a…

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