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PALS (Pets Are Loving Support) - Mayo Clinic

Posted by @MakalaJohnson in Cancer, Jul 5, 2011

Going through treatment for cancer can be a very difficult time for patients and their families. People who have radiation therapy often have to go in every day, for weeks on end. And some say sitting in the waiting room before a treatment can be stressful. That's where PALS can help. That's short for Pets Are Loving Support. It's a program that brings trained-animal-assisted activities and therapy dogs into the radiation oncology waiting room at Mayo Clinic to help patients and their families get their minds off treatment — at least for a while.

Tags: tech, PALS, Matthew Clark PhD, Medical Edge, pets, therapy dogs, Cancer

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