Feasibility of substitution of volatile organic compound humidification to simulate the forest experience effects on immune system recovery.
The purpose of this study is to pilot the feasibility of an intervention using humidified forest oils (oils from trees) in a simulated forest immersion intervention lasting for an hour, as a substitute for forest bathing (physically going to the forest for an hour) in cancer patients with early stage solid tumor (HR+HER2- breast, and prostate cancer) who have completed surgery, chemo- and/or radiation therapy (exclusive of hormone therapy) and determine the effect on the immune system.
HR+HER2- breast cancer, Stage I-III
prostate cancer, Stage I-III
Participants will be included if they are willing and able to provide informed consent, are of either assigned gender and older than 18 years of age who have completed cancer therapy for HR+HER2- breast cancer or prostate cancer, Stage I-III with no evidence of metastasis, and with no history of autoimmune disease. Participants will be excluded if they have asthma, unable to detect common odors from commercial fragrances, have evidence of metastasis, prior autoimmune disease, are on immune modulating therapies (endocrine therapy allowed), had surgery or invasive procedure in the past two months, recent infection in the past two weeks, and inability to complete study requisites.
18 - 100
Healthy Volunteers Needed
Duration of Participation
Amy Miner Ross
$50 per participant for parking and compensation