Interactions with pet dogs can lead to better emotional outcomes in some cancer patients

Posted by | February 2, 2015 | Treatment | No Comments
Interactions with pet dogs can lead to better emotional outcomes in some cancer patients.
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Interactions with pet dogs can lead to better emotional outcomes in some cancer patients.Emotional well-being scores improved when cancer patients interacted with dogs during chemotherapy and radiation therapy sessions, a single-group study has shown.

Predictably, functional and physical well-being scores plummeted during this “horrible” time for patients, said lead investigator Stewart Fleishman, MD, from the Continuum Cancer Centers of New York at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City.

The study was published in January issue of the Journal of Community and Supportive Oncology.

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