Oncology Esthetics: A Practitioner's Guide REVISED & EXPANDED EDITION

Morag Currin, LE, CLMT

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  • Softcover
  • 649 Pages
  • Published 2014
  • ISBN-10:
  • ISBN-13: 9781937235178
  • Regular Price: $145
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You asked for even more oncology esthetics and we listened!

Over 650 Pages***Full Color Images***Expanded Chapters***New Chapters

Do you customize your spa services when a client tells you he or she has cancer? What questions do you ask your client to ensure you have enough information to offer the best spa experience and build trust to keep that client coming back?

Education is key to understanding the physical and emotional challenges your clients with cancer are going through. As a skin care professional, you can provide non-invasive and beneficial spa treatments through facials or massage specifically designed to soothe, improve mood and reduce fatigue. This book paves the way towards providing you with information you need.

Color Images! New and expanded chapters on breast cancer; neck and mouth cancer; ethnic skin and cancer; a huge, updated/expanded drug guide of common and new drugs.

Oncology Esthetics Revised & Expanded Edition has been written with heartfelt sensitivity in order to give estheticians the information they need to treat clients who are cancer survivors or are undergoing treatment for cancer. Turn to Oncology Esthetics for more information on:

Cancer Overview

  • Gives a thorough overview of different types of cancer, stages and origins.
  • Includes color illustrations of different types of skin cancer and skin abnormalities.

Cancer Therapies

  • Discusses several therapies in detail, including surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy and biologic therapy.
  • Each therapy chapter covers the treatments, reactions, side effects and the role the esthetician can play in helping to alleviate symptoms.

Case Studies in Cancer

    The Good, the Bad, and Why: Ingredients in Skin Care Products

    • Lists many of the most common ingredients used in the spa/salon today and how these ingredients might affect the skin of someone with cancer- EXPANDED.

    Oncology Drug Guide

    • Lists many drugs used in treating cancer today.
    • Includes helpful tables that indicate the drug, side effects and recommendations for how to approach treatment on clients who are taking these drugs.

    Skin Care Products and Spa Services

    • Gives suggestions for utilizing the appropriate skin care products during treatment and recovery.
    • Discusses different spa services and how they can be modified for the cancer patient.

    • Before We Begin … A Glossary of Oncology Terminology, Pronunciation and Spelling
    • Chapter 1: Introduction to Cancer
    • Chapter 2: Oncologic Surgery
    • Chapter 3: Anti-cancer Drug Therapy: Chemotherapy, and Biological and Hormone Therapies
    • Chapter 4: Radiation Therapy
    • Chapter 5: Integrative Oncology
    • Chapter 6: Ethnic Skins and Cancer
    • Chapter 7: Immunology, the Lymphatic System, and Lymphedema
    • Chapter 8: The Integumentary System
    • Chapter 9: Breast Cancer and Skin Cancer
    • Chapter 10: Case Studies in Cancer Treatment
    • Chapter 11: The Spa Environment for Oncology Patients/Clients
    • Chapter 12: Keeping It Clean: Sanitation and Infection Control
    • Chapter 13: The Good, the Bad, and Why: Ingredients in Skin Care Products
    • Chapter 14: Oncology Drug Guide (Updated)
    • Appendix: Cancers of the Head and Neck
    • Author Biography
    • Acknowledgments
    • Index
  • Morag Currin, LE, CLMT, has more than 16 years of spa industry experience, including training and management, and has pioneered an oncology esthetics certification program for estheticians, by which they learn to incorporate massage techniques for people undergoing cancer therapies, to screen for cancerous skin lesions and to bring cancer survivors’ skin back into balance. Currin developed TecNiche, a skin care line for health-challenged skin, and is the author of two textbooks including Health Challenged Skin (Alluredbooks, 2012).

    Morag Currin, LE, CLMT, is certified in reflexology, meridian therapy and aromatherapy and has obtained her certification as a laser medical technician, oncology massage certification, and most recently advanced skin analysis and cosmetic chemistry certification.

    "...this book and [Currin's] advanced training offer licensed estheticians and massage therapists the value of nurturing touch, skin reactions, esthetic oncology massage, product information and the use of appropriate skin care."

    —Toni Muirhead, LMT

    "Oncology Esthetics: A Practitioner's Guide by Morag Currin is a fantastic resource, and an indispensable tool for anyone who would like to expand their knowledge of cancer with regard to skin care and stature in the medical esthetic Industry. This book targets topics that have never been covered before. Written by one of the industry's leading experts in skin care, you can consider each chapter practical, clear and concise, and value it as an extremely comprehensive and educational book that will give any reader a wealth of knowledge."

    —Lori Johnson
    Licensed Esthetician and Professional Postgraduate Skin Care Trainer, Phoenix, Arizona

    "As doctors, massage therapists and aesthetician relationships continue to develop in the medical industry, the importance of continuing education is an absolute necessity and there are very few books in the industry that fill this gap. Morag Currin has done a better than outstanding job of combining knowledge of how to care for cancer patients beyond medical procedures. As care for cancer patients continues to be a growing industry, Oncology Esthetics defines every step of cancer treatments from the differing surgeries to an entire chapter on oncology drugs administered and how health professionals, massage therapists and aestheticians can give treatments to comfort a patient while being cognizant of any reactions that may occur. Every chapter offers well researched knowledge that can benefit both cancer patients and clients that may be visiting a spa as well. She also discusses in depth the pros and cons of many of today's promoted beauty procedures and how they will actually effect the skin. To often in the professional beauty industry, products are used on men and women without proper study of the effects that may occur when not used properly. Currin uses her South African background where beauty therapies require intense training along with several advanced degrees and certifications she has received to put together a book that is an absolute must to any professional wanting to deal with cancer patients in a manner that is both professional and ethical."

    Wendy Fitos, Licensed Esthetician (Ohio and Pennsylvania), volunteer with cancer patients through the Look Good Feel Better Program

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