Physical activity and psychological support can replace “another pill” to manage cancer-related symptoms in children and adolescents diagnosed with cancer

Maxime Caru, Ariane Levesque, Smita Dandekar, Kathryn Schmitz

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The management of cancer-related symptoms with nonpharmacological treatment has been proven effective, but more studies are still required to strengthen the scientific evidence. Given the state of the evidence, one might wonder about the perceptions of pediatric oncology experts, healthcare providers and CAM providers regarding the use of supportive care in pediatric oncology. Related to this important question, Mora et al. recently published an exploratory qualitative study entitled “Supportive care for cancer-related symptoms in pediatric oncology: a qualitative study among healthcare providers” in the BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies Journal. The data generated by the authors provided new insights and perspectives to the current literature. However, their findings must be put into perspective to increase the scope of the original article and to highlight that physical activity and psychosocial interventions are powerful nonpharmacological interventions to manage cancer-related symptoms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number170
JournalBMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies
Issue number1
StatePublished - Dec 2024

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Complementary and alternative medicine

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