The C.A.M. Report
Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Fair, Balanced, and to the Point
  • About this web log

    This blog ran from 2006 to 2016 and was intended as an objective and dispassionate source of information on the latest CAM research. Since my background is in pharmacy and allopathic medicine, I view all CAM as advancing through the development pipeline to eventually become integrated into mainstream medical practice. Some will succeed while others fail. But all are treated fairly here.

  • About the author

    John Russo, Jr., PharmD, is president of The MedCom Resource, Inc. Previously, he was senior vice president of medical communications at, a complementary and alternative medicine website.

  • Common sense considerations

    The material on this weblog is for informational purposes. It is not medical advice or counsel. Be smart, consult your health professional before using CAM.

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    CAM use among women with breast cancer

    The use of CAM is widespread in this group of patients. The Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland reports between 66% and 84% ? the majority of whom use CAM without a recommendation from their doctor.

    The most common reasons for the use of CAM among women with breast cancer is to reduce the symptoms of psychological distress. Whereas, the lowest frequency of CAM use is associated with dissatisfaction with traditional medical care.

    Relaxation/meditation, herbs, spiritual healing, nutritional supplements, and megavitamins were also mentioned by the patients in these surveys.

    Based on an earlier post, perhaps CAM should be considered in the early post operative phase or even presurgery.

    7/30/06 16:09 JR

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