The Role of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) for Stem Cell Transplant Survivors

Should you use alternative or complementary medicine? Learn what's safe and effective.

Presented by Shahrukh Hashmi MD, MPH, Mayo Clinic with panelist Katherine Puckett PhD, MS, MSW, LCSW, Cancer Treatment Centers of America

Run time: 20 minute educational presentation followed by a 20 minute Q & A session

Dr. Hashmi explains the difference between complementary and alternative medicine, and reviews the safety and efficacy of:

  • Natural products like selenium and fish oil
  • Immune system boosters such as echinacea, green tea, St. John's wort and garlic
  • Mind/body practices such as acupuncture, music therapy, massage therapy and exercise
  • Homeopathy products such as oral Traumeel®

He also provides links to reliable resources to learn more about complementary and alternative medicine.

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