January 18, 2019

Using music as a tool for distress reduction during cancer treatment

Music is the soundtrack of our lives — it wakes us up in the morning, entertains us on the way to work and keeps us company while shopping and waiting for the doctor. Music therapy is the use of interventions to reduce pain and anxiety, and aid in stress management and emotional expression. For patients with cancer, listening to music may provide a vital coping mechanism to help with both the physical and emotional side effects of treatment.