Complementary and alternative medicine use in patients with head and neck cancers in Europe.

@article{Molassiotis2006ComplementaryAA,
  title={Complementary and alternative medicine use in patients with head and neck cancers in Europe.},
  author={Alex Molassiotis and Gulten Ozden and Nurgun Platin and Julia A. Scott and Dorit Pud and Paz Fern{\'a}ndez-Ortega and Ljiljana Milovics and Vassiliki S. Panteli and Gudbjorg Gudmundsdottir and Maria Browall and Elin Madsen and Elisabeth Patiraki and Nora Kearney},
  journal={European journal of cancer care},
  year={2006},
  volume={15 1},
  pages={19-24}
}
The aim of the present study was to examine the patterns of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use in a sample of head and neck cancer patients, forming part of a larger study. A cross-sectional survey design was used collecting data through a descriptive 27-item questionnaire in nine countries in Europe. The participants were 75 patients with head and neck cancers. The prevalence rate of CAM use was 22.7%. The most common therapies used were herbal medicine (47%), medicinal teas (23… CONTINUE READING
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