The experience of massage during chemotherapy treatment in breast cancer patients. J Altern Complement Med Women with Stage 1 and 2 breast cancer may benefit from thrice-weekly massage therapy for reducing depressed mood, anxiety, and anger and for enhancing dopamine, serotonin, and NK cell number and lymphocytes. Improvement on immune function, as measured with NK cell number, was shown after massage twice weekly for 12 weeks. In conclusion, the present thesis demonstrated that light pressure effleurage could be effective in reducing nausea in breast cancer patients during chemotherapy. In addition, after testing different types of massage, finding effleurage to be the most suited to cancer patients, this thesis set out to investigate the effect of light massage, or stroking.
Treatment options available for breast cancer are surgery, chemotherapy, radiation and hormonal therapy.
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In addition, the effect of a single massage treatment on NK cells and anxiety has been investigated. The immediate effect of a single massage on immunity, cortisol, pulse and blood pressure in patients with breast cancer. Effekten av massage för kvinnor med bröstcancer, from FoU i Västra Götalandsregionen http: Five themes were identified; an experience of being special, a positive development with the personnel, a sense of feeling strong, a balance between autonomy and dependence, and just feeling good. Another study demonstrated positive effects of massage on anxiety in institutionalized patients Fraser and Kerr,