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Complementary & Alternative Medicine (CAM) - Topics & Therapies

Acupuncture
Chinese Herbal Medicine
Creative Arts Therapies (Art, Dance, Drama, Music, Poetry)
Dietary Supplements
Herbs & Anesthesia
Massage
Sun Soup

Acupuncture

Can Acupuncture Work? (cancernetwork.com)
by Barbara Boughton
v.2, no.2 intouch (March 2000)
Good overview of the use of acupuncture to improve quality of life during cancer treatment. Includes information on what to expect from acupuncture treatment and things to know before pursuing acupuncture treatment. [3/00]



Chinese Herbal Medicine

Regression of Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Lung by Chinese Herbal Medicine: A Case with a 8-year Follow-up (PubMed)
Abstract of a case study published in the March 2004 issue of Lung Cancer of a woman diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma of the lung who has survived for eight years. During her survival period, she had been treated with Chinese herbal medicine alone for 4 years. The authors suggest that the herbal treatment for this patient may have contributed to her survival and call for further research on these herbs. [3/04]



Creative Arts Therapies (Art, Dance, Drama, Music, Poetry)

National Coalition of Creative Arts Therapies Associations
Nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of the arts as therapy. Offers information and links to resources for creative arts therapies, including art therapy, dance/movement therapy, drama therapy, music therapy and poetry therapy.

Art Therapy & Cancer - Recent MEDLINE Abstracts

Music Therapy & Cancer - Recent MEDLINE Abstracts



Dietary Supplements

Is Voluntary Vitamin and Mineral Supplementation Associated with Better Outcome in NSCLC Patients? (PubMed)
Study published in the July 2005 issue of Lung Cancer that found vitamin/mineral supplementation is associated with better survival and quality of life in the studied cohort of NSCLC patients. Recommends that future prospective clinical trials should focus on the role of such supplements in patients with NSCLC. [7/05]

Fact Sheets on Dietary Supplements (NIH Office of Dietary Supplements)
Comprehensive, evidence-based information on common dietary supplements.

Know Your Supplements - Some Can Hurt You, Some Might Help (Cancerpage.com)
Provides a comprehensive overview of dietary supplements of interest to cancer patients. Reviews specific supplements, including green tea, vitamin E, lycopene, garlic, selenium, beta-carotene, and shark cartilage, among others. [undated; references from 2000]



Herbs & Anesthesia

What You Should Know About Herbal Use and Anesthesia (American Society of Anesthesiologists)
Discusses the issue of herbal medicines and safety. Addresses the following questions: does the federal government make sure that herbs are safe? do I need to tell my doctor about the herbal products and other supplements that I take? could herbal medicines affect my anesthesia if I need surgery? [2/03]



Massage

Massage Therapy for Patients With Cancer (PDF file) (PubMed)
Review article published in the January/February 2002 issue of the Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing. Discusses the benefits and risks of massage therapy in cancer patients. Offers specific advice for patients seeking a message therapist. [02/02]



Sun Soup

Selected Vegetables/Sun's Soup (National Cancer Institute)
Provides an overview of the use of Selected Vegetables/Sun’s Soup as an anticancer treatment. Includes a brief history of Selected Vegetables/Sun’s Soup and a review of animal and human studies. [6/04]

Sun Farms Vegetable Soup (Cancerguide)
Description and review of information and studies relating to Sun Soup, a mixture of vegetables and herbs for treating cancer, developed by Alexander Sun, Ph.D. Written by Steve Dunn, a well-informed cancer patient and the creator of Cancerguide, this review of Sun Soup is not a medical opinion, but it does offer information and a perspective that may be helpful. [10/01]




 

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