Complementary and alternative medicine use and benefit finding among cancer patients.

@article{Garland2013ComplementaryAA,
  title={Complementary and alternative medicine use and benefit finding among cancer patients.},
  author={Sheila N. Garland and David Valentine and Krupali Desai and Susan Li and Corey J. Langer and Tracey L. Evans and Jun J Mao},
  journal={Journal of alternative and complementary medicine},
  year={2013},
  volume={19 11},
  pages={
          876-81
        }
}
PURPOSE An increasing number of cancer patients are choosing Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) as an active way to manage the physical, psychological, and spiritual consequences of cancer. This trend parallels a movement to understand how a difficult experience, such as a cancer diagnosis, may help facilitate positive growth, also referred to as benefit finding. Little is known about the associations between the use of CAM and the ability to find benefit in the cancer experience… CONTINUE READING

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