Massage spreads breast cancer cells?

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Question from DenverMom: Does massage contribute to the spread of breast cancer cells to the lymph nodes?
Answers - Raymond Chang I think that is an ongoing concern. I don't mind my patients doing that.
Beth Baughman DuPree, M.D., F.A.C.S. It's a big debate.
Raymond Chang I don't have a final answer. Certain locations no. On the torso, or a foot massage, I don't feel would be a problem. It's location related.
Beth Baughman DuPree, M.D., F.A.C.S. The jury's still out.

The Ask-the-Expert Online Conference called Traditional Chinese Medicine featured Raymond Chang, M.D. and moderator Beth Baughman Dupree, M.D., F.A.C.S. answering your questions about how to discuss Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) with your cancer doctor.

Editor's Note: This conference took place in September 2005.

The materials presented in these conferences do not necessarily reflect the views of Breastcancer.org. A qualified healthcare professional should be consulted before using any therapeutic product or regimen discussed. All readers should verify all information and data before employing any therapies described here.

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