Potential interactions of complementary and alternative medicine with cancer therapy in outpatients with gynecological cancer in a comprehensive cancer center

@article{Zeller2012PotentialIO,
  title={Potential interactions of complementary and alternative medicine with cancer therapy in outpatients with gynecological cancer in a comprehensive cancer center},
  author={T. Zeller and Karsten Muenstedt and Christoph Stoll and Janine Schweder and Bianca Senf and Eugen Ruckhaeberle and S. Hegewisch Becker and Hubert Serve and Jutta Huebner},
  journal={Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology},
  year={2012},
  volume={139},
  pages={357-365}
}
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 of our study was to estimate the likelihood of CAM use and the likelihood of interactions of CAM with cancer therapy in the setting of a gynecological outpatient clinic at a German Comprehensive Cancer Center (CCC).MethodsOne hundred consecutive gynecological outdoor patients of the CCC in Frankfurt am… Expand
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