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Getting Support When You Have Cancer - Topic Overview

Having cancer can change your life. Getting support for the various issues you may face can help you cope.

Our cancer support topics provide help and advice for dealing with some of these issues.

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Overview

Acupuncture applies needles, heat, pressure, and other treatments to one or more places on the skin known as acupuncture points (see Question 1). Acupuncture has been used in China and other Asian countries for thousands of years as part of traditional Chinese medicine (see Question 2). Acupuncture has been used in the United States for about 200 years (see Question 2). Acupuncture is used to treat many illnesses and ailments and in cancer patients is usually used to relieve pain...

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    This information is produced and provided by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The information in this topic may have changed since it was written. For the most current information, contact the National Cancer Institute via the Internet web site at http:// cancer .gov or call 1-800-4-CANCER.

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    Last Updated: June 18, 2012
    This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
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