Cancer Guides and other Resources
The Oncology Pharmacist A great resource to check out the medications your clients are on.
The History of Massage in US – Very good review of massage history
Understanding Chemotherapy A Guide for Patients and Families Information booklet for patients, massage therapists to understand treatment and side effects of treatments.
Understanding Bone Marrow Transplants– Massage Therapists that work in cancer center need to understand the special considerations for bone marrow transplants.
Arm Candy Warrior Wear– Protective Fashion Sleeves for Compression garmets
What you need to know about breast cancer– National Cancer Institute 66 page booklet
Inner Life of a Cell – take a minute and enjoy this video.
Cancer Information Guide Information on cancer includes most types of cancer such as skin cancer, bladder cancer, bone cancer, brain cancer etc., with expert information on their causes, symptoms, risk factors and treatment procedures.
Breast Care Information The breast cancer info guide includes symptoms of breast cancer, treatment procedures such as radiotherapy, chemotherapy, and Surgery along with causes, diagnosis, prevention, screening, and risks associated with it.
Skin Cancer Information Guide All about the skin cancer causes, symptoms, signs and types of skin cancer such as basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, malignant melanoma and different treatment options available for skin cancer along with prevention.
Lung Cancer Information A complete guide on small cell lung cancer, non small cell lung cancer, lung cancer diagnosis, lung cancer symptoms, lung cancer stages and lung cancer treatment.
Prostate Cancer Information The expert information on prostate cancer contains prostate cancer symptoms, causes of prostate cancer, clinical trials, risk factors, prostate cancer prevention, prostate cancer treatment along with prostate cancer hormone therapy and statistics.
Prostrate Cancer Treatment Options– Prostate cancer treatment options, cure & symptoms. Best prostate seed implants & radiation therapy for curing prostate cancer
Safety and Efficacy of Massage Therapy for Patients with Cancer Dr. Lisa Corbin’s article on the efficacy of massage during cancer treatment.
The pain of surviving cancer: Coping with the lasting effects of chemotherapy treatment Working with cancer patients I hear about their pain all the time. This article talks about what they do to relieve pain and massage is mentioned as being beneficial.
Interferon– Though not a chemotherapy medication, there are still side effects that massage therapists need to be aware of for massage modifications.
ReclastIV –Though not a chemotherapy medication, there are still side effects that massage therapists need to be aware of for massage modifications.
side effects Xeloda
Doxil side effects
Xgeva Noteworthy for massage therapists- atypical femoral fractures have been reported with Xgeva. These fractures can occur anywhere in the femoral shaft from just below the less trochanter to above the supracondylar flare. Atypical femoral fractures most commonly occur with minimal or no trauma to the affected area and may be bilateral. Patients may report dull, aching thigh pain, weeks to months before the complete fracture. Imagine not realizing what this drug can do to your client and you do deep massage on their thighs.
Zoledex– Though not a chemotherapy medication, there are still side effects that
NCI and What to know about Brachytherapy Information about Brachytherapy before and after treatment, types of brachytherapy
Eating Hints; Before, During and After Cancer Treatment Booklet provided by the National Cancer Institute
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