What Is It/

How Is It Recognized/

Is Massage indicated

Condition Name

What Are They?

How Are They Recognized?

or Contraindicated?

Hodgkin's

Hodgkin's disease is a slow-

Painless swelling of lymph nodes

Rigorous circulatory massage is

Disease

growing lymphoma that

is the cardinal sign of this disease,

generally not recommended for

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typically begins in the

along with the possibility of fa-

a person who is fighting cancer,

 

lymph nodes of the neck,

tigue, low-grade fever, night

although this may be a case-by-

 

axilla, or inguinal areas, but

sweats, itchiness, and loss of ap-

case decision. For someone who

 

may spread to attack inter-

petite.

has been cancer-free for 5 years

 

nal organs.

 

or more, massage is appropriate.

 

 

 

Noncirculatory types of massage

 

 

 

may be appropriate for Hodgkin's

 

 

 

patients, with medical clearance.

 

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