Acupressure Relieves Symptoms in Cancer Survivors

Acupressure has been practiced as part of traditional Chinese medicine for thousands of years. Different pressure points along the body are activated by touch, promoting blood flow and releasing tension. According to a new study, self-acupressure also alleviates the symptoms of depression, anxiety, and pain that can plague breast cancer survivors. In this study, published in JNCI Cancer Spectrum, 288 women were randomly separated into three groups of treatments: relaxing acupressure, stimulating...

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Artificial Intelligence Predicts Symptoms in Cancer Patients

Cancer patients have to deal not only with symptoms of cancer and adverse effects due to treatments, but also with comorbidities such as depression, anxiety, and sleep disturbance. Because these symptoms greatly reduce patients' quality of life, it is imperative to combat them. Scientists have discovered how to better treat these symptoms by utilizing artificial intelligence (AI) in order to predict their presence and severity in cancer patients before they occur, allowing doctors to identify hi...

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Using Acupressure to Manage Anxiety, Depression, and Pain in Breast Cancer Survivors: An Interview With Suzanna Zick, ND, MPH

Breast cancer survivors are at an increased risk of developing a myriad of symptoms, including anxiety, depression, pain, and fatigue. Acupressure has been practiced for thousands of years as part of traditional Chinese medicine. In a recent study, Suzanna Zick, ND, MPH, and colleagues have demonstrated that acupressure decreases symptoms of depression, anxiety, pain, and fatigue in breast cancer survivors. In an interview with i3 Health, Dr. Zick spoke about these findings and discussed ways to...

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Depression and Suicide Risk in Oncologists: Daniel C. McFarland, DO

​Physicians have the highest suicide rate of any profession, and oncologists experience depression at a higher rate than physicians in other internal medicine specialties. In this interview with i3 Health, Daniel C. McFarland, DO, a medical oncologist and psychiatrist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, discusses the factors contributing to this issue, which he and colleagues addressed in a recent publication of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and about w...

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