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Use of complementary and alternative medicine by patients with cancer: a cross-sectional study at different points of cancer care
Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is widely used by cancer patients. In order to learn more on the usage of CAM, its reasons and motifs as well as sources of information along theExpand
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Online Survey of Cancer Patients on Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Introduction: Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is often used by cancer patients, yet, communication with the oncologist is poor. The objective of our study was to gather information onExpand
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Attitudes of members of the German Society for Palliative Medicine toward complementary and alternative medicine for cancer patients
AbstractBackground A high proportion of cancer patients use complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). In oncology, risks of CAM are side effects and interactions.ObjectiveOur aim was to conduct aExpand
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Use of complementary and alternative medicine: A multicenter cross-sectional study in 1089 melanoma patients.
BACKGROUND About half of patients with cancer use complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). So far, data on melanoma patients are missing. OBJECTIVE The aim of our study was to evaluate theExpand
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Is there evidence for a better health care for cancer patients after a second opinion? A systematic review
AbstractBackground With growing complexity of diagnostics and therapy, as well as increasing involvement of patients in the decision-making process, there is more and more demand for second opinionsExpand
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Discontinuation and non-adherence to endocrine therapy in breast cancer patients: is lack of communication the decisive factor?
IntroductionNon-adherence to anti-hormonal therapy is a major problem in gynecologic oncology. Reasons reported are side effects and lack of support. The aim of our study was an analysis of influenceExpand
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The role of the general practitioner in cancer care: a survey of the patients’ perspective
PurposeModern cancer care is provided in highly specialized structures as certificated centres and comprehensive cancer center, as well as specialized practices. In contrast, the position of theExpand
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Attitude of employees of a university clinic to complementary and alternative medicine in oncology.
BACKGROUND Cancer patients often use complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), yet discussion with the oncologist is often missing and oncologists lack knowledge in CAM. PATIENTS AND METHODS InExpand
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Potential interactions of complementary and alternative medicine with cancer therapy in outpatients with gynecological cancer in a comprehensive cancer center
PurposeAbout 40–50 % of cancer patients use complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). Women, and especially those with gynecological cancers, are more active in this field than men. The goal ofExpand
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Systematic review: isocaloric ketogenic dietary regimes for cancer patients
The efficacy and benefits of ketogenic diets (KD) have recently been gaining worldwide and remain a controversial topic in oncology. This systematic review therefore presents and evaluates theExpand
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