By Barrie Cassileth
Melanoma sufferers face a frightening global of complicated information regarding healing procedures. they might have heard of utilizing integrative medication to counterpoint conventional care and alleviate either brief- and long term negative effects of melanoma remedies, yet the place do they find exact details on acupuncture, therapeutic massage, yoga, and dietary treatments? Survivorship: dwelling good in the course of and After melanoma offers up to date evidence-based info on to be had cures from Dr. Barrie Cassileth, a pacesetter in integrative melanoma therapy and founding father of the Integrative medication provider at Memorial Sloan-Kettering melanoma heart. Dr. Cassileth may also help sufferers start to separate the proof from the hype whilst contemplating complementary drugs. a whole directory of "anti-quackery" on-line assets is incorporated.
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