complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in the genetics population
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In accordance with the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), is defined as, “a group of diverse medical and health care interventions, practices, products or disciplines that are not generally considered part of conventional medicine” (NCCAM, 2011, p.1). In this survey, you will be asked about your use of specific types of CAM including if you have used it since being diagnosed, if you have used it in the last year, and how often you have used it. Also, there will be questions about how well you believe CAM works for you as well as whether you believe certain treatments mentioned are allopathic (main stream medicine), or naturopathic (natural medicine).