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Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Breast Cancer

  • Debu Tripathy
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Abstract

Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) has historically been very popular among women with breast cancer. Interest in a holistic and individualized approach to medicine in general and effective communication styles and concerns about the side effect from local and systemic therapy along with media and internet coverage have all played a role in this trend. CAM encompasses a rather broad array of modalities. An overview of these approaches is provided.

Keywords

Breast Cancer Breast Cancer Patient Breast Cancer Risk Early Stage Breast Cancer Massage Therapy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Women’s Cancer Program, Pesiscilla and Art Chair in Women’s Cancer,Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, Keck School of MedicineUniversity of Southern CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA

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