Question: Is it safe to have a massage if you have or have had breast cancer?
Answer: Massage therapy during cancer treatment or with a cancer diagnosis has recently been looked at. The massage therapy journal devoted an entire issue -- which would be the fall of 2000 -- and this journal was made available through some large bookstores and book chains because of the importance of it. It's devoted entirely to massage and cancer. So that it's not that you can't or shouldn't have massage, but certain kinds of massage and certain kinds of touch are recommended under certain circumstances.