The C.A.M. Report
Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Fair, Balanced, and to the Point
  • About this web log

    This blog ran from 2006 to 2016 and was intended as an objective and dispassionate source of information on the latest CAM research. Since my background is in pharmacy and allopathic medicine, I view all CAM as advancing through the development pipeline to eventually become integrated into mainstream medical practice. Some will succeed while others fail. But all are treated fairly here.

  • About the author

    John Russo, Jr., PharmD, is president of The MedCom Resource, Inc. Previously, he was senior vice president of medical communications at, a complementary and alternative medicine website.

  • Common sense considerations

    The material on this weblog is for informational purposes. It is not medical advice or counsel. Be smart, consult your health professional before using CAM.

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    Head and neck cancer support groups improve quality-of-life for patients

    Participation in a support group helps people with head and neck cancer feel less alone and improves their ability to deal with the uncertainties and challenges of this disease.

    It’s good news, as head and neck cancer, places a terrible burden on patients and their family.

    Researchers from the University of California-San Francisco studied 47 patients. About half participated in a 90-minute biweekly multidisciplinary support group over one year, while the rest did not.

    Those who participated did better in head and neck pain, eating and swallowing, communication, and emotional well being.

    The results support including support groups as part of regular therapy for head and neck cancer patients.

    The National Cancer Institute has lots more information about cancer support groups here.

    Ribbon: Cancer Support Ribbons

    3/15/07 21:43 JR

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