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Study shows art therapy helps children suffering from leukemia

March 15th, 2011

A study in a university in Italy practised Art Therapy with 32 children with leukemia, aged between 2 and 14. It used methods such as clinical dialogue, visual imagination, structured and free drawing and dramatization. Results proved that creative therapy is an effective way of supporting children and their parents as well as preventing permanent trauma during painful treatmnet.

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Art Therapist Gay Walker used art to help her cope with cancer

March 15th, 2011

“Art therapist Gay Walker’s battle with breast cancer and then uterine cancer eventually would span years and include 10 surgeries. Throughout the struggle, Walker wrote poems, sketched and created visual art to help her cope. When art therapist Gay Walker learned the lump was malignant, she painted lightning to express her shock. Her outrage inspired […]

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Cancer factsheet from the Media Trust

January 17th, 2011

This factsheet provides information on charities working in the field of cancer and how to find more information or volunteer with them. www.mediatrust.org

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Singing benefits cancer patients

November 6th, 2010

New research from Wales-based cancer charity Tenovus shows that singing has resulted in marked improvements to cancer patients’ mental health, vitality, social function and pain. The charity has been running a choir, Tenovus Sing for Life Choir as part of a research study into the effects of singing on cancer sufferers.  See the full article […]

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Why plenty of bed rest could be bad advice

September 24th, 2010

– article in Cancer World magazine Doctors are increasingly advising their patients to take moderate exercise five times a week, to speed their recovery, improve their quality of life and help prevent the return of the cancer. It is estimated that inactive lifestyles could account for up to 5% of all cancer deaths, 13–14% of […]

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Creativity and the immune system

September 24th, 2010

Penny Brohn Cancer Care (previously Bristol Cancer Help Centre) offers complementary support for people living with cancer. Evidence shows that changes in our thoughts, emotions and beliefs can bring about changes in our physical health and well-being. The Charity bases its approach on research into Psychoneuroimmunology (PNI), the study of the connections between our mind […]

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Tenovus Choir gives new focus for cancer patients

September 24th, 2010

Tenovus Choir is a choir of people who’ve experienced cancer. Dr Ian Lewis, Head of Research for Tenovus cancer charity said; “The diagnosis and subsequent treatment of cancer can not only have a devastating effect on the person diagnosed but also on their families and friends. Tenovus’ motivation for the choir was to give those […]

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Exercise reduces risk of cancer return – could the same be true of dance?

September 24th, 2010

A recent study of breast cancer and colorectal cancer survivors in the US has shown that regular exercise could reduce their risk of cancer returning by half (based on two large epidemiological studies of 20,000 people over 10-20 years). A study in Scotland in 2008 points to similar findings. More and more evidence points to […]

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Group activity offers an alternative to support groups

September 24th, 2010

“I wouldn’t have been interested in just sitting round a table talking about cancer”, by Emslie C, Whyte, F., Campbell, A., Mutrie, N., Lee, L., Ritchie, D., Kearney, N., explores the experiences of women with breast cancer in a group exercise trial. It may be possible to apply this findings to dance: and two strands […]

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Creative process helps women cope with cancer

September 24th, 2010

A qualitative study in the British Journal of Occupational Therapy (June 2006 69/6) looked at the creative process experienced by women who regularly made creative artworks, in particular, how their experience of ‘flow’ helped them to cope with cancer.  They found benefits including: the challenge of creative  artwork; feeling of mastery and control; immersion and […]

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