To evaluate the efficacy of reflexology on symptom management in breast cancer

اولين كنگره بين المللي تازه هاي پيشگيري، تشخيصي و درماني سرطان پستان

18 الي 20 آبان 1395، تبريز - ايران

Presentation Type: Poster
Abstract: Background: Breast cancer is the most common malignancy and the second-leading cause of death from cancer in women.The known most important determinant factors for breast cancer included: age, family history, genetics, personal history of breast cancer, radiation to chest/ face before age 30,being overweight, pregnancy/breast feeding and menstrual history, using hormone replacement therapy (HRT), having dense breast, lack of exercise. Although conventional medicine provides standard symptom care , more than 80% of women with breast cancer turn to complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) for symptom management . Among CAM therapies, reflexology is one specific choice reported by women with breast cancer. Reflexology is defined as the systematic application of pressure to specific reflex points on the feet with the intention of promoting homeostasis. Working from the premise that reflex areas in the foot are linked to principal organs and glands via energy zones, it is presumed that the application of pressure to these areas releases congestion and promotes the flow of energy. Reflexology is often used as supportive care for cancer patients, especially for the reduction of pain, nausea and emotional disturbances, which include anxiety and depression. the aim of this study develop use of reflexology for reduce symptom on breast cancer .
Search method: We searched the following electronic databases with use of keywords such as reflexology and breast cancer and symptom in search engine such as sciencedirect ,pubmed ,google scholar to identify reports of relevant reflexology and reduce symptom of breast cancer.