Beliefs and experiences of breast cancer patients about the use of complementary therapies: A qualitative study

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TUZCU A., Ipek M.

CUKUROVA MEDICAL JOURNAL, vol.45, no.2, pp.629-638, 2020 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 45 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.17826/cumj.699833
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Academic Search Premier, Directory of Open Access Journals, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.629-638
  • Keywords: Breast cancer, complementary therapies, natural products, ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE USE, CARE, MULTICENTER, SURVIVORS, CENTERS
  • Akdeniz University Affiliated: Yes


Purpose: Breast cancer patients prefer to use complementary therapies (CT) along with medical treatment to improve their health. However, patients don't share detailed information regarding the use of CT with healthcare professionals. The aim of this study is to examine the beliefs and experiences of breast cancer patients receiving chemotherapy regarding the use of CT.