Association of Killer Cell Immunoglobulin-Like Receptor Genes with Hodgkin's Lymphoma in a Familial Study

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Association of Killer Cell Immunoglobulin-Like Receptor Genes with Hodgkin's Lymphoma in a Familial Study

Public Library of Science
Publication Date
May 02, 2007
  • Medicine
  • Musicology


PS02-122 FS18 Radio.qxt Integrative Medicine & Complementary and Alternative Therapies as Part of Blood Cancer Care No. 8 in a series providing the latest information on blood cancers IRC 800.955.4572 Published as a public service by The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society • 1311 Mamaroneck Avenue • White Plains, NY 10605 Information Resource Center (IRC) 800.955.4572 FACTS LEUKEMIA LYMPHOMA MYELOMA Highlights • Many people are using integrative medicine (IM) and complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapies to help manage symptoms, reduce side effects and to have a sense of control over their health. • IM addresses a patient’s body, mind and spirit and encourages patients to be partners in their treatment. • IM supports the use of some CAM therapies (those that have been found to be safe and effective) in addition to conventional cancer therapies such as surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy and immunotherapy in order to enhance the quality of cancer care. • CAM therapies include support groups, therapeutic massage, acupuncture, meditation, yoga, art therapy and music therapy, among others. • It is important to talk openly with your healthcare provider about any CAM therapies you are currently using or considering using. This will allow your healthcare team to devise a comprehensive, coordinated treatment plan that incorporates CAM therapies that are safe and effective. • Many CAM therapies have not been studied. Some may be neither safe nor effective. • Some CAM therapies have been shown to be effective for symptom relief (for example, to help alleviate nausea, vomiting and fatigue). To date, there is no scientific evidence that any CAM therapies will slow cancer progression. • Studies are ongoing to evaluate CAM therapies and to determine those that are safe and effective for people living with blood cancers and other diseases. • Making an informed decision that is right for you is important. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society can help direct you to

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