A diagnosis of cancer can have devastating effects - both physically and emotionally - leading patients to look for "cures" or relief from their side effects and symptoms. Often, patients will turn to complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), looking for a "safe" or "natural" solution. While these treatments may promise relief, the alternative methods have the potential to inflict as much harm as any drug. Cancer and Complementary Medicine provides patients with all the information they need to make informed and safe choices. Chapters examine issues such as symptom management, healthy living, and safe usage of complementary and alternative therapies. Written by Colleen Lee and Georgia Decker, two nurse experts in the field of integrative medicine, this easy-to-use text provides patients with cancer a convenient resource to help sort out what can help and what can cause harm.