NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
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- animal-assisted therapy
- listen (A-nih-mul-uh-SIS-ted THAYR-uh-pee)
- A type of therapy that uses dogs or other pets to improve the physical and mental health of patients with certain acute or chronic diseases. It is being studied as a way to relieve distress in cancer patients undergoing treatment for pain. Also called pet-facilitated therapy.