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What is an integrative medicine strategy for B-cell lymphoma?

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It's a strategy your doctor may suggest that looks at all of your health needs -- physical and emotional -- and comes up with a tailored plan that treats your cancer and manages symptoms and side effects, too.

You'll get advice on how to use complementary therapies in addition to standard treatments, not in place of them. Your plan might include things like an exercise routine, traditional Chinese medicine, massage, or meditation. The goal is to soothe your spirit along with healing your body.

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: "Can I Safely Use an Alternative or Complementary Therapy?" "What Are Complementary and Alternative Methods?" "Dietary Supplements: What Is Safe?"

Center for Lymphoid Malignancies, Columbia University Medical Center: "Nutrition Counseling."

Journal of Clinical Oncology : "Randomized Controlled Trial of the Effects of Aerobic Exercise on Physical Functioning and Quality of Life in Lymphoma Patients."

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute: "Can Massages Spread Lymphoma?"

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center: "Integrative Medicine."

Leukemia & Lymphoma : "Widespread Use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) among Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL) Survivors."

University of British Columbia Faculty Medical Journal: "Complementary and Alternative Medicine in the Management of Lymphomas: Prevalence, Rationale, and Contraindications."

Mayo Clinic: "What is reflexology? Can it relieve stress?" "Integrative Medicine and Health."

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society: "Types of Complementary Therapies."

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on January 02, 2019

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: "Can I Safely Use an Alternative or Complementary Therapy?" "What Are Complementary and Alternative Methods?" "Dietary Supplements: What Is Safe?"

Center for Lymphoid Malignancies, Columbia University Medical Center: "Nutrition Counseling."

Journal of Clinical Oncology : "Randomized Controlled Trial of the Effects of Aerobic Exercise on Physical Functioning and Quality of Life in Lymphoma Patients."

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute: "Can Massages Spread Lymphoma?"

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center: "Integrative Medicine."

Leukemia & Lymphoma : "Widespread Use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) among Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL) Survivors."

University of British Columbia Faculty Medical Journal: "Complementary and Alternative Medicine in the Management of Lymphomas: Prevalence, Rationale, and Contraindications."

Mayo Clinic: "What is reflexology? Can it relieve stress?" "Integrative Medicine and Health."

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society: "Types of Complementary Therapies."

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on January 02, 2019

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