[Use of alternative medicine among Norwegian hospitalized cancer patients].

  title={[Use of alternative medicine among Norwegian hospitalized cancer patients].},
  author={Terje Risberg and Erik Andreas Wist and Helga Melsom and Stein Kaasa},
  journal={Tidsskrift for den Norske laegeforening : tidsskrift for praktisk medicin, ny raekke},
  volume={117 17},
A national multi-centre study was performed to investigate the prevalent use of alternative medicine, or non-proven therapies, among Norwegian cancer patients. Of 911 patients invited to take part in the study 642 were included in the final analysis. Among the 630 assessable patients, 20% had been or were current users of non-proven therapies. In the northern most and western parts of Norway the most preferred alternative methods are healing by hand and faith healing, while herbs, vitamins… CONTINUE READING

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