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Some people worry that massage could cause cancer cells to spread to other parts of their body. Research has not found any evidence of this (Macmillan).
It is not essential to have the permission of your medical team but if you are concerned about how massage may affect you, then you may wish to discuss it with them before your appointment.
Please note that oncology massage is not in itself a treatment for cancer, but is a complementary therapy to support any medical treatment you may be receiving. It is not suitable for areas affected by lymphoedema, you should seek a specialist in Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) if you require specific treatment for this condition.
Research into massage and cancer:
There is no scientific evidence that massage can treat cancer. But it is commonly used to help people feel better, and to reduce some cancer symptoms and treatment side effects.
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