Today, more people than ever survive cancer, or, if the disease proves incurable, live better for longer. This helpful, reassuring book looks at cancer as a chronic disease, explaining how to ease symptoms and the side effects of treatment.
While cancer causes more than one in four deaths in the UK, many cancers are increasingly chronic diseases, and holistic management is common. Up to a half of all cancer patients admit to visiting CAM providers; more use complementary therapies. Holistic health isn't a quick fix, but many CAMs are now established, respected and effective parts of the treatment journey in cancer, and indeed many cancer drugs come from plants. This book is a balanced, informative look at how holistic methods may help in the cancer journey. Topics include: Understanding cancer Why does cancer arise? Common symptoms How holistic methods may help Diet CAM treatments such as acupressure, acupuncture and moxibustion, art therapy, aromatherapy, An anti-cancer lifestyle Spirituality and healing How to ensure treatment is safe - never trust anyone who claims to cure cancer