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19 06, 2017

What Cancer Care Looks Like in the Future

By | 2017-11-10T06:26:28+00:00 June 19th, 2017|Articles and News, Morag's desk|Comments Off on What Cancer Care Looks Like in the Future

This article is written by Dr Steven Curley, Professor and Chief of Surgical Oncology at the Baylor College of Medicine in Texas, USA. In reading his article – he does address awareness about cancer; things that can be prevented and how we as humans are subject to so many influences. “We must also be willing [...]

19 06, 2017

Patient Care – List Your Business on a World Map with the Foundation 96

By | 2017-10-09T16:38:01+00:00 June 19th, 2017|Articles and News, Morag's desk|Comments Off on Patient Care – List Your Business on a World Map with the Foundation 96

Many people diagnosed with cancer want to understand the various treatment methods and associated side effects: surgery, chemotherapy, radiation and other targeted therapies designed to treat cancer can leave the patient fatigued and stressed. At FOUNDATION 96 we are busy researching the various side effects associated with cancer treatment. We are passionate about cancer patients [...]

8 05, 2017

Social Clarity – Accuracy in content on social media

By | 2017-05-08T19:17:24+00:00 May 8th, 2017|Articles and News, Morag's desk|Comments Off on Social Clarity – Accuracy in content on social media

Recently I came across this post on Linked In written to a lymphedema specialist who posted an article on lymphedema – I noted the specialist opted not to respond to the post publically. “What advice do you offer as far as skincare for someone who already has lymphedema? I learned (as a licensed Esthetician) during [...]

8 05, 2017

Emu Oil – Anti-inflammatory Aid

By | 2017-05-08T19:21:54+00:00 May 8th, 2017|Articles and News, Morag's desk|Comments Off on Emu Oil – Anti-inflammatory Aid

Emu, also called the Australian ostrich, is the second biggest ostrich other than the African species. Emu oil is refined from emu’s peritoneum and skin-under fat that has a fatty acid similar to that in humans and it is powerful enough to penetrate skin tissue. Years ago, people found that Emu oil can keep the [...]

27 03, 2017

Oncology Esthetics in the Spa – Insurance Reimbursements

By | 2017-05-01T09:13:36+00:00 March 27th, 2017|Morag's desk|Comments Off on Oncology Esthetics in the Spa – Insurance Reimbursements

There MAY be some circumstances in which estheticians are able to be reimbursed for skin care services for their client undergoing active cancer treatment. If your client has paid into PRE-PAID insurance*, a report will need to be submitted for reimbursement. Lesson learned from OTI graduate Charlotte Dorsey, in Los Angeles, CA - USA who [...]

27 03, 2017

Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)

By | 2017-05-01T09:23:41+00:00 March 27th, 2017|Morag's desk|Comments Off on Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)

We are constantly asked about the concerns of anti-oxidants like Vitamin C for the person undergoing active cancer treatment. High dose oral intake of Vitamin C that is administered in tapered doses does appear to help the body’s immune system to its maximum and it helps with tissue repair. With regards to actively treating cancer, [...]

27 03, 2017

Risk Management

By | 2017-05-01T09:24:22+00:00 March 27th, 2017|Morag's desk|Comments Off on Risk Management

Failing to adopt a Risk Management Strategy in the spa today is perilous. You never know when something can go wrong! If working with people with health challenges (which include people undergoing active cancer treatment), anticipate and plan for accidents or events involving your clients – this way you can protect your business! Every spa [...]

27 03, 2017

Looking for Trainers – Sharing Knowledge

By | 2017-05-01T09:26:24+00:00 March 27th, 2017|Morag's desk|Comments Off on Looking for Trainers – Sharing Knowledge

The global leader in Oncology Esthetics and Spa care training is in search for first class trainers. OTI is currently in the process of developing a new instructional modality based on cutting-edge research is in search of the right personnel to be a part of this innovative opportunity. If you are passionate about Oncology Esthetics [...]

28 02, 2017

Cold Cap Therapy – Cancer Knowledge Network

By | 2017-05-01T09:27:53+00:00 February 28th, 2017|Morag's desk|Comments Off on Cold Cap Therapy – Cancer Knowledge Network

In response to my article on published on the Cancer Knowledge Network website (https://cancerkn.com/cold-cap-therapy-cct/), I stated that for over 15 years in countries other than the US and Canada, patients have been using scalp “cold cap therapy” (CCT or scalp cooling) to keep their hair from falling out during cytotoxic chemotherapy.  A question came in [...]

28 02, 2017

The Melanoma Cancer Risk Prevention Tip!

By | 2017-05-01T09:29:25+00:00 February 28th, 2017|Morag's desk|Comments Off on The Melanoma Cancer Risk Prevention Tip!

For clients with a genetic predisposition, a history of- or a high risk for developing melanoma – you DO need to have about 20 minutes of sun at MIDDAY – quite to the contrary of what is being promoted today. A low vitamin D status is shown to be associated with melanoma and a worse [...]

UPCOMING TRAINING EVENTS

  1. ONCOLOGY AESTHETICS FOUNDATION TRAINING (OAFT) + APPEARANCE RECOVERY : SYDNEY, NSW

    January 19, 2018 @ 8:00 am - January 20, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
  2. ONCOLOGY AESTHETICS : APPEARANCE RECOVERY – SYDNEY, NSW

    January 19, 2018 @ 8:00 am - January 20, 2018 @ 5:00 pm