Category Archive for: ‘Cancer Pain’

A Cancer Patient’s Best Friend

  By SULEIKA JAOUAD When I was growing up, my dream was to one day become a veterinarian. In fourth and fifth grade, I volunteered every day after school at a veterinarian’s clinic. I didn’t view it as an “internship” — in my mind, I was apprenticing for a certain future in the field. When I was 10, I asked …

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A Relief? Lower Back Pain Unlikely to Mean Cancer

September 30, 2009www.abcnews.comMegan Brooks Your lower back pain may be killing you, but there’s some good news: Such pain is very unlikely to mean serious problems such as broken vertebrae or cancer, according to a study by Australian researchers. Dr. Christopher G. Maher, from The George Institute of International Health in Sydney, and colleagues studied 1172 patients who came to …

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Yoga, Massage, Dance Used To Treat Pain

January 9, 2009 By SLOAN BREWSTER, The Middletown Press staff MIDDLETOWN — Some ways to manage pain do not involve medication. Yoga therapist Debra Campagna offers classes for cancer and other patients through Middlesex Hospital. She uses massage techniques developed 4,000 years ago in India that were eventually exported to Thailand. Known as Thai massage, the ancient practice of gently …

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Cancer Patients Lessen Their Pain With Laughter

baltimoresun.comAssociated PressDecember 7, 2008 NEW YORK The off-color jokes flew around the room. As the anecdotes got bawdier, the laughter intensified. Some recited from memory; others read from notebooks they brought along. The setting for the hilarity was the Montefiore-Einstein Cancer Center at Montefiore Hospital. The participants were cancer patients, some in advanced stages. They were taking part in the …

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Sex Bias Seen In Control Of Cancer Pain

Fri Sep 26, 2008NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – …Men and women did not differ significantly in terms of worst pain scores, least pain scores, or pain interference. However, average pain in the last week and pain right now were significantly higher in women. In addition, the average total daily dose of pain-killers was significantly greater for men (130 versus 66 …

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Acupuncture Sticks It to Cancer Pain

Natural Health By: Lara EndreszlFriday, 22 August 2008 …The study Acupuncture Reduces Pain and Dysfunction in Head and Neck Cancer Patients after Neck Dissection done by Dr. David Pfister of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center picked 70 random patients to research over a period of four weeks. All the patients had been recovered from radiation and surgery for three months …

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