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Would you consider massage therapeutic if someone has cancer?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology
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In brief: Yes

It will not affect the course of the disease or the effectiveness of anti-cancer surgery, radiation, or medication.
Whether or not this enjoyable activity is worth money... I learned as a med student that many cancer patients like being touched. People are still naive enough to worry it is contagious -- it is not. Kindness, accurate information, gentleness -- these are always therapeutic.

In brief: Yes

It will not affect the course of the disease or the effectiveness of anti-cancer surgery, radiation, or medication.
Whether or not this enjoyable activity is worth money... I learned as a med student that many cancer patients like being touched. People are still naive enough to worry it is contagious -- it is not. Kindness, accurate information, gentleness -- these are always therapeutic.
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