Complementary and alternative medicine use in colorectal cancer patients in seven European countries.

@article{Molassiotis2005ComplementaryAA,
  title={Complementary and alternative medicine use in colorectal cancer patients in seven European countries.},
  author={Alex Molassiotis and Paz Fern{\'a}ndez-Ortega and Dorit Pud and Gulten Ozden and Nurgun Platin and Sandra Hummerston and Julia A. Scott and Vassiliki S. Panteli and Gudbjorg Gudmundsdottir and Sarka Selvekerova and Elisabeth Patiraki and Nora Kearney},
  journal={Complementary therapies in medicine},
  year={2005},
  volume={13 4},
  pages={251-7}
}
PURPOSE The aim of the present study was to examine the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in a sample of colorectal cancer patients in Europe. METHODS The study was a descriptive cross-sectional survey and data were collected through a 27-item self-reported questionnaire from seven European countries. RESULTS As part of a larger study, 126 colorectal cancer patients participated in this survey. Among the participants, 32% used CAM after the diagnosis of cancer. Almost half… CONTINUE READING