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

abstract

  • 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.

author list (cited authors)

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

citation count

  • 3

publication date

  • January 2012