You could be reading the full-text of this article now if you...

If you have access to this article through your institution,
you can view this article in

Complementary and Alternative Therapy Use in Breast Cancer: Notable Findings

Eckerd Lambe, Camille

Journal of Christian Nursing:
doi: 10.1097/CNJ.0b013e3182a297f4
Feature: research
Abstract

ABSTRACT: Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is prevalent among women treated for breast cancer but poorly understood in some ethnic groups. This exploratory descriptive study characterized CAM use for treatment and general health among African and European American women with breast cancer. African American women reported higher CAM use and marked emphasis on faith among other differences from European American women. Implications for practice are discussed.

In Brief

How do African and European American women with breast cancer use CAM?

Author Information

Camille Eckerd Lambe, PhD, RN, is a nurse practitioner with extensive clinical experience in medical oncology and end-of-life issues. She teaches oncology and palliative care at Duke University, Durham, North Carolina.

Supplemental digital content is available for this article. Direct URL citations appear in the printed text and are provided in the HTML and PDF versions of this article at journalofchristiannursing.com

Accepted by peer review 4/18/2013.

The author declares no conflict of interest.

© 2013 by InterVarsity Christian Fellowship