Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use among men with a history of prostate cancer. Academic Article uri icon


  • Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) has been commonly used among Americans; however, less is known about its use among men with a history of prostate cancer. This study used the 2002 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) to explore the amount and type of CAM use among 218 Black and White men with a history of prostate cancer. Over 90% of men reported having ever used any form of CAM and most men used biologically-based and mind-body therapies. Nurses are in a unique position to discuss, to assess needs and practices, and perhaps, to act as intermediaries for physicians and other healthcare professionals and prostate cancer survivors who use CAM.

published proceedings

  • J Cult Divers

author list (cited authors)

  • Ross, L. E., Fletcher, A., Anderson, M. C., Meade, S., Powe, B. D., & Howard, D.

citation count

  • 3

complete list of authors

  • Ross, Louie E||Fletcher, Audwin||Anderson, Mary C||Meade, Shelly-Ann M||Powe, Barbara D||Howard, Daniel

publication date

  • January 2012