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Every year, cancer claims the lives of more than half a million Americans. Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States, exceeded only by heart disease.  One of every four deaths in the United States is due to cancer.  In 2007, the overall costs of cancer in the U.S. — including treatment and indirect mortality expenses (such as lost productivity in the workplace) — was estimated to be $226.8 billion. 
Cancer, known medically as a Malignant Neoplasm, is a broad group of diseases involving unregulated cell growth.  In cancer, cells divide and grow uncontrollably, forming malignant tumors, and invading nearby parts of the body.  Tumors can grow and interfere with the digestive, nervous, and circulatory systems, and they can release hormones that alter body function. There are over 200 different known cancers that affect humans.  

Massage Therapy is a growing part of Cancer care and is welcomed in hospitals, clinics, and the daily lives of people with cancer.  
The Society for Oncology Massage reports that Massage Benefits Cancer patients by:

  • Increasing the Cells that Fight Cancer.
  • Reducing Pain and Anxiety
  • Improving Sleep
  • Decreasing Fluid Accumulation
  • Enhancing Energy
  • Limiting Side Effects of Chemotherapy and Medications

Oncology massage can help make a person comfortable while improving his or her quality of life despite cancer symptoms.
Receiving oncology massage on a regular basis can have a cumulative positive effect and is appropriate for any stage of cancer or for those in recovery.

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References: |American Cancer Society| |Botsford| |MD Anderson| |Cancer Council| |Fox News|
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