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Pattern of Complementary and Alternative Medicine Use in Cancer Patients : Prospective Analysis of Medical Oncology Unit

  title={Pattern of Complementary and Alternative Medicine Use in Cancer Patients : Prospective Analysis of Medical Oncology Unit},
  author={Anita Ramesh and Muhasaparur Ganesan Rajanandh and A. Vivenkanandan and Y. Sarah Sujitha and Y. Bala Bhaskar and Chintala Keerthi and S. Teja},
The aim of this study was to explore the use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) in cancer patients. A prospective analysis was made in the department of Medical Oncology, Sri Ramachandra University. Data was collected through a descriptive questionnaire. A total of 86 patients was surveyed for the use of CAM. Of them, 12 (14%) used CAM. Reasons for using CAM included dissatisfaction with conventional medicines, additional boost up of immune power and endorsement from friends, etc… Expand

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