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What To Know Before You Go

BY Jennifer M. Gangloff
PUBLISHED March 24, 2005

For most people with cancer, massage and touch therapies are safe and pose little risk. But in some cases, they can be dangerous and should be avoided. Consult your doctor first if you have:

> A fever

> Open wounds

> Active infections

> A low platelet count

> Contagious skin conditions

> Deep vein thrombosis

> Bone cancer, fractures or advanced osteoporosis

> In addition, massage should not be performed directly over tumor sites, including melanomas, or areas affected by surgery or radiation

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