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Medline ® Abstract for Reference 2

of '癌症的补充和替代疗法'

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Use of complementary/alternative therapies by women with advanced-stage breast cancer.
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Shen J, Andersen R, Albert PS, Wenger N, Glaspy J, Cole M, Shekelle P
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BMC Complement Altern Med. 2002;2:8. Epub 2002 Aug 13.
 
BACKGROUND: This study sought to describe the pattern of complementary/alternative medicine (CAM) use among a group of patients with advanced breast cancer, to examine the main reasons for their CAM use, to identify patient's information sources and their communication pattern with their physicians.
METHODS: Face-to-face structured interviews of patients with advanced-stage breast cancer at a comprehensive oncology center.
RESULTS: Seventy three percent of patients used CAM; relaxation/meditative techniques and herbal medicine were the most common. The most commonly cited primary reason for CAM use was to boost the immune system, the second, to treat cancer; however these reasons varied depending on specific CAM therapy. Friends or family members and mass media were common primary information source's about CAM.
CONCLUSIONS: A high proportion of advanced-stage breast cancer patients used CAM. Discussion withdoctors was high for ingested products. Mass media was a prominent source of patient information. Credible sources of CAM information for patients and physicians are needed.
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Laboratory of Clinical Sciences, National Institute of Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA. jshen@nih.gov
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