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Changes to This Summary (04/13/2015)

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Mind-Body Therapies and Massage

Added text to state that some trials, mostly with small sample sizes, have indicated that qigong may improve quality of life and fatigue in cancer patients (cited Zeng et al. as reference 1).

Added Tai Chi as a new subsection.

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  • Updated: April 13, 2015