The Know Cancer Forum is a little over 2 years old now and is filled with amazing tidbits of information and inspiration. In a series of posts here on the know cancer blog – we wanted to share some of what’s been said when we let you guys "Tawk amongst Ya'selves." :) Big ups and a whole lot of love to everyone who shares here on Know Cancer!!! The more we exchange with each other the better we collectively & individually deal with cancer. Without further ado, here’s your first gander at some topics, posts and discussions that went on…hope you enjoy!
Can Massage Spread Cancer?
harley: No, cancer will not spread in the circulatory or lymphatic systems due to massage. Many oncologists encourage their patients to have physical exercise which affects the circulatory and lymphatic systems and massage is less demanding on the body than physical exercise.
Can Massage Benefit People who are Living with Cancer?
Yes, massage cannot cure cancer, but it can definitely help! It can ease tension and stress, as well as improve the quality of life.
Is Massage Therapy Safe for People Living with Cancer?
Yes, massage is a wonderful complementary therapy when practiced by a skilled therapist. A therapist should be trained in medical massage for cancer patients. Massage needs to be modified to work around side-effects or complications of chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, medications if lymph nodes were removed or treated with radiation, or if bone metastases are present. Massage therapy offers benefits to cancer patients at nearly every stage of treatment and recovery. Potential benefits of Massage Therapy for cancer patients: • Decreases symptoms related to chemotherapy and radiation such as fatigue, nausea, diarrhea and loss of appetite • Increases the effectiveness of other treatments such as pain medication, physical therapy or a medical procedure • Increases circulation • Provides pain relief • Decreases anxiety and depression • Increases circulation • Increases range of motion • Relieves muscle soreness • Decreases edema • Increases alertness and mental clarity • Stimulates faster wound healing • Sedates or stimulates the nervous system • Encourages deeper respiration • Improves bowel activity • Increases the patient's awareness of stress signals It is best to have a trained Oncology Massage Therapist to preform massages.
Breast cancer and fertility
sivananda: Something all should know… A new research suggests that most women are not aware of the effects breast cancer treatment can have on fertility. I believe all should be informed and take measures when possible. To read – http://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/wellbeing/breast-cancer-treatment-puts-fertility-at-risk-20110402-1cs8g.html On a side note check out recovery burn cream. http://www.recoverycream.com
Family history of colon cancer
I was going thought this site about http://www.caring.com/articles/colorectal-cancer-risk and i found this: If any of a person's immediate family members (parents, siblings, or children) had colorectal cancer, he's somewhat more likely to develop this disease himself. The likelihood goes up if more than one family member had colorectal cancer or if any of his relatives developed the cancer before the age of 50. My dad has colon cancer and my mom's father also , so does it have high chances that i will also get. My dad is going through a lot and It is quite worrying. Angela Tanner TheKnowme: Hey Angela, sorry to hear about your dad and grandfather. You may want to ask your question to Dr. Benedetto! http://www.knowcancer.com/ask-the-expert/dr-benedetto/ mollypauli: You are right. If your dad and grandfather have had or have colon cancer, your are likely to get it. I am 24 years old and found out i have/had a carcinoid tummor in my colon. Of corse i flipped out and told everyone about it not knowing what i was going to do or how to feel. I have a family, 2 baby girls, what was i going to do??… After the shock set in and i calmed down, i got to talking to my dad and come to find out he has/had colon tummors also. It was just something our family hasn't really talked about. Now that we know that it is being "passed down" we are trying to raise awarness to others that the sonner you are checked, the better the outcome! My dad and I both had the tummors removed and are now living a normal happy life. Enjoying everyday to it's fullist. Good luck to you and don't be scared to get a check up. It's better to be safe the sorry. :) angelaric01: If any of a being's immediate tribe members (parents, siblings, or children) had colorectal soul, he's somewhat many apt to learn this disease himself. The probability goes up if writer than one sept member had colorectal somebody or if any of his relatives industrial the crab before the age of 50. Butterfly33: You are most definitely at risk, if your family has a long line of colon cancer history then I would recommend getting genetic testing. I am 23years old and I currently have a rare form of colon cancer, many members of my family have had cancer and we are in the process of genetic testing to determine the risk for my cousins and siblings. I agree with the previous post in that getting yourself checked (colonoscopy) is the best thing you can do…I was told that you should start getting colonoscopies 3yrs younger than the youngest person in your family to be diagnosed! Best of luck to you :) healthnutt: Cancer does not have anything to do with genetics.. There was hardly no cancer in the early part of 1900..almost nothing…Cancer has shown up more and more in the last 100 years …It is what we are eating…Processed foods…. http://brianpeskin.com/BP.com/reports/NotGeneticCAMB.pdf thanks Sid
healthnutt: Hello, I hope you will find this information helpful and educational as I did and hope you will take it seriously. I just wish I could have found it sooner. You are about to find out about research you probably never knew existed and you are surely not going to hear it from your doctor. It is researched by Brian Peskin from MIT (Electrical Engineer) He lectures to cancer and heart doctors all over the county. They seek him out for his research. Lots of his research comes directly from medical school textbooks in biochemistry and medical physiology, medical journals and Nobel price winner (1931 from Germany) Dr Otto Warburg MD Phd. Why our doctors don't tell us this especially when we need it the most is baffling. He connects the dots in the cancer and heart disease issue like no one I have ever read. I take this research extremely seriously. Just to let you know where I am coming from and why I take this research so seriously. My mother had breast cancer, my sister died of cancer in Feb of 2010. I had colon cancer and the surgeon removed 10 inches of colon and I reluctantly did about 6 or 7 rounds of chemo (about 1 every 3 weeks. When I took my last treatment it was discovered my wife had breast cancer and had to have a double mastectomy with 4 rounds of chemo. My sister passed away with edometrial cancer and fortunately my mother only a mastectomy . My wife and I are doing great now. We follow Brian Peskin's (The Hidden Story Of Cancer) recommendations almost to the letter. My sister it is sad to say would have nothing to do his recommendations. She said she was going to do exactly what the doctor said and no more. She said if this was that important the doctor would know about it. Well he didn't know about it and it is important. Just because he did not have a clue of its existence does not mean it is not important. He sure didn't learn it in his training as a doctor. Its not his fault as he is doing the best he can with what he was taught to do. That's the sad part as doctors as they learn only chemical drugs and not anything natural. It must be said here we give our doctors a lot more credit for what we think they know than they know. I was listening to one of Brian Peskin's lectures before a group and in his talk he made the statement to look to person on your left and look to the person on your right, there is almost a 50% chance if you are a women and almost 73% chance if you are a man to have cancer in your life time. Think of that when you look at the photograph in the beginning of this resource. One does not need to know the science behind this only that it work. I can't tell you how when I turn on the lights by switch understand how it works but it does or understand gravity. But you will surely know gravity works if you jump off a 10 story building. Brian wrote the book called The Hidden Story Of Cancer. I have also enclosed other articles besides what is attached and written by the Brian Peskin. If you have any questions I will be glad to try to help. I am no expert or medical professional but just a regular person who has studied this research for the past 2-3 years. The book is where I got the idea to write a resource. I told Brian Peskin I was so impressed with his discoveries that I wanted to write a resource to give out at no charge.. He made some suggestions etc. and formatted it for me and think it turned out great. I hope you like it. If you want please make suggestions on what changes I need to make to make the resource better and as I have said give it away. If you read the book you will know 100% more than any doctor knows about this research. Here are some additional links that I have not put in the resource yet but are included here. I talked to Brian on one occasion and don't remember of much of what he said, but I do remember he said to me if you are in remission now and you follow my suggestions you will not ever have to worry about cancer coming back. And also if you want to prevent cancer follow is recommendations. He is about prevention.. I have read where others recovered from cancer in stage IV using his suggestions. You are giving what the body needs on a daily basis and that is essential fatty acids….(Omega 6/3 in an unadulterated form that is organic and cold pressed)I have a resource if anyone would like it…free of charge… email@example.com sid www.brianpeskin.com this one is included in the resource… http://www.scienceofhealthindex.com/quotes.html http://www.smashcancer.com/?s=brian+peskin&submit=Find http://brianpeskin.com/BP.com/about/The-Perfect-Ten.pdf http://brianpeskin.com/BP.com/reports/NotGeneticCAMB.pdf http://brianpeskin.com/BP.com/studies-experiments/IOWA-Study-Results.pdf http://brianpeskin.com/BP.com/reports/RelativeRisk-StudiesCAMB.pdf http://brianpeskin.com/BP.com/publications/2011-anti-aging-therapeutics,pdf.pdf http://brianpeskin.com/BP.com/publications/Dec.2010-Explore19-6.pdf