Cancer Guides and other Resources

Certificate Spotlight/Antoinette Muirhead, LMT, NCBTMB

The Oncology Pharmacist  A great resource to check out the medications your clients are on.

Dr. Andrew Weil

Understanding Neoadjuvant and adjuvant therapy for breast cancer

The Role of Spirituality in Cancer Care

The History of Massage in US – Very good review of massage history

Understanding Chemotherapy A Guide for Patients and Families Information booklet for patients, massage therapists to understand treatment and side effects of treatments.

American Cancer Society Guidelines on Nutrition and Physical Activity for Cancer Prevention

Understanding Bone Marrow Transplants Massage Therapists that work in cancer center need to understand the special considerations for bone marrow transplants.

Pink Glove Dance

Arm Candy Warrior Wear– Protective Fashion Sleeves for Compression garmets

What you need to know about breast cancer– National Cancer Institute 66 page booklet

Compassion Unlimited

Inner Life of a Celltake a minute and enjoy this video.

Cancer Information Guide Information on cancer includes most types of cancer such as skin cancer, bladder cancer, bone cancer, brain cancer etc., with expert information on their causes, symptoms, risk factors and treatment procedures.

Breast Care Information The breast cancer info guide includes symptoms of breast cancer, treatment procedures such as radiotherapy, chemotherapy, and Surgery along with causes, diagnosis, prevention, screening, and risks associated with it.

Skin Cancer Information Guide All about the skin cancer causes, symptoms, signs and types of skin cancer such as basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, malignant melanoma and different treatment options available for skin cancer along with prevention.

Clinical Trials of Skincare for Radiation Treatment

Lung Cancer Information A complete guide on small cell lung cancer, non small cell lung cancer, lung cancer diagnosis, lung cancer symptoms, lung cancer stages and lung cancer treatment.

Prostate Cancer Information The expert information on prostate cancer contains prostate cancer symptoms, causes of prostate cancer, clinical trials, risk factors, prostate cancer prevention, prostate cancer treatment along with prostate cancer hormone therapy and statistics.

Prostrate Cancer Treatment Options– Prostate cancer treatment options, cure & symptoms. Best prostate seed implants & radiation therapy for curing prostate cancer

Harvard Mind-Body Connection and understanding Fight-Fight- Freeze

Harvard Mind-Body Connection and Relaxation Response

Interview with Dr. Herbert Benson and relaxation response

Troubling Tingles

Peripheral Neuropathy

Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) Function and the Breath

Fight Disfiguring Dermatologic Side Effects of Cancer Treatment

Safety and Efficacy of Massage Therapy for Patients with Cancer Dr. Lisa Corbin’s article on the efficacy of massage during cancer treatment.

ACS’s Guide to Pain Control

The pain of surviving cancer: Coping with the lasting effects of chemotherapy treatment Working with cancer patients I hear about their pain all the time.  This article talks about what they do to relieve pain and massage is mentioned as being beneficial.


EGRF inhibitors and side effects

The Neurogenic Component of Cutaneous Toxicities

Troubling Tingles

Peripheral Neuropathy

Peripheral Neuropathy in Patients with Cancer

More about Peripheal Neuropathy

Scoliosis and Kyphosis

Latissimus Dorsi breast reconstruction

Serratus Anterior and breast reconstruction

What is Fibrosis?

Breast Cancer Glossary

Breast Cancer Reconstruction Video

ORLive, Breast Reconstruction Surgery for DIEP

Monoclonal antibody drugs for cancer treatment: How they work


Understanding Breast Cancer; A focus on Metastic BC and its Treatments

Interferon–  Though not a chemotherapy medication, there are still side effects that massage therapists need to be aware of for massage modifications.

ReclastIV –Though not a chemotherapy medication, there are still side effects that massage therapists need to be aware of for massage modifications.


Biological Therapies for Cancer: Questions and Answers is a comprehensive Web site database featuring extensive information about thousands of different medications and drugs currently on the market or previously available worldwide.






side effects Xeloda

Nexavar and side effects

Doxil side effects

Ixempra and side effects

Taxotere and side effects

Taxotere and coping with side effects

Avastin and side effects


Xgeva  Noteworthy for massage therapists- atypical femoral fractures have been reported with Xgeva.  These fractures can occur anywhere in the femoral shaft from just below the less trochanter to above the supracondylar flare.  Atypical femoral fractures most commonly occur with minimal or no trauma to the affected area and may be bilateral.  Patients may report dull, aching thigh pain, weeks to months before the complete fracture.  Imagine not realizing what this drug can do to your client and you do deep massage on their thighs.

Avastin and mononclonal antibodies

Abraxane and side effects

Aromasin and side effects


Cisplatin and side effects

Hand-Foot Syndrome

Breast and Hand/Foot Syndrome

Chemotherapy-induced acral erythema- Hand/Foot Syndrome

Ixempra and side effects

Temodar and side effects


Tarceva and side effects




Tamoxifen and DVT’s

Tamoxifen and side effects

Tykerb and skin side effects

Venofer and side effects

Xgeva and side effects

ZoledexThough not a chemotherapy medication, there are still side effects that


NCI and What to know about Brachytherapy Information about Brachytherapy before and after treatment, types of brachytherapy

Elekta Synergy  S- patient information

Radiation Treatment and Side Effects

Radiation Oncology/Skin care

Eating Hints; Before, During and After Cancer Treatment Booklet provided by the National Cancer Institute


Basic Oncology Terms

Check out your cosmetics

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