Cancer related stress and complementary and alternative medicine: A review

Chandwani, K. D., Ryan, J. L., Peppone, L. J., Janelsins, M. M., Sprod, L. K., Devine, K., … Mustian, K. M. (2012). Cancer related stress and complementary and alternative medicine: A review. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 1–15.

This review paper evaluates the efficacy of complementary medicine for cancer-related stress. The paper discusses: neuroendocrine and immunological aspects of stress and cancer, CAM usage for cancer, mind-body therapies, herbal and natural products, manual therapies, exercise, and CAM for children, adolescents, and the elderly with cancer. Although the review is not systematic, eight major conclusions are presented.

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