Alternative therapies offer pain relief to cancer patients

From MSNBC’s Vitals

Along with the standard treatments of chemotherapy and radiation for cancer, patients are routinely being offered alternative or complementary therapies such as acupuncture, massage and yoga in major cancer centers around the country, according to a report by NBC’s Dr. Nancy Snyderman on “Nightly News with Brian Williams.” Alternative therapies have become an increasingly mainstream tool for doctors all around the country, especially when used to ease the side effects of treatment.On Tuesday, Oct. 16., tune in to “NBC Nightly News” to watch part two of Dr. Nancy Snydermans report on complementary medicine and learn about different therapies for back pain.

2010 University of Pennsylvania study found that 70 percent of comprehensive cancer centers offered information on complementary therapies on their websites, according to study co-author Dr. Jun Mao, an assistant professor and director of integrative care at the Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania.

via Alternative therapies offer pain relief to cancer patients – Vitals.

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