Pocket Guides

Cancer is a complex journey that impacts several areas of a person’s life. Our resources explore evidence-based practices that help support mind, body and spirit throughout the cancer journey.

The Pocket Guide to Nutrition and Cancer

The question, “What should l eat?” is common after a cancer diagnosis. It may be prompted by concern about side effects or the search for a cancer-curing diet.

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The Pocket Guide to Cancer Pain

Pain is a common cancer side effect. At least 20 to 50 percent of people with cancer report having pain. Cancer pain can be caused by injury to the nerves, cancer spreading to the bones or other structures in the body, and inflammation.

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Movement and Cancer Pocket Guide

Resting to conserve energy may seem like the right thing to do when you have cancer. After all, the body and mind are facing the stresses of diagnosis, treatment, and side effects. In the past, doctors did not generally recommend physical activity for people with cancer. But that has changed. Today, your treatment plan is much more likely to include some form of exercise. Aerobic endurance, strength, and flexibility are important benefits of being physically active during and after treatment. Endorphins released during exercise can reduce pain, while fresh air and solitude can provide a break from feeling like a patient rather than a person.

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Chemotherapy-induced Peripheral Neuropathy (CIPN) Pocket Guide

Peripheral neuropathy (PN) is numbness, tingling and pain in the hands, feet, fingers and toes and is often caused by cancer treatment.

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Your Healing Journey: A Patient’s Guide to Integrative Breast Cancer Care

Lifestyle approaches such as social support, healthy eating and exercise and complementary approaches such as yoga, acupuncture and music therapy are part of integrative breast cancer care. These approaches can activate your ability to heal and help you feel better physically and emotionally.

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Bioenergy Medicine Pocket Guide

Bioenergy Medicine Pocket Guide gives providers and patients the information they need when advising patients to seek out bioenergy medicine. Download the guide to see how bioenergy medicine can be incorporated into integrative patient care.

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