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AbstractWorldwide, breast cancer is an extremely prevalent cancer in women. Breast cancer is common enough that often times, an individual knows at least one person who has had the disease or who currently has the disease. With such a high prevalence, there is great amount of effort being put into finding a cure through medications and procedures. Many treatment options exist, each having specific benefits, side effects, and risks. With an ever-growing interest in finding a cure to breast cancer and improving symptom management in the meantime, some wonder if natural over-the-counter supplements could be the answer. The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence and specific types of over-the-counter (OTC) and/or food supplements currently being used within the breast cancer population.
Degree ProgramHonors College