The use of complementary medications by cancer patients attending an outpatient pain and symptom clinic.

@article{Oneschuk1998TheUO,
  title={The use of complementary medications by cancer patients attending an outpatient pain and symptom clinic.},
  author={Doreen Oneschuk and Lenora Fennell and Jonathan C. Hanson and Eduardo Bruera},
  journal={Journal of palliative care},
  year={1998},
  volume={14 4},
  pages={
          21-6
        }
}
Complementary medications appear to be gaining popularity among cancer patients. When we surveyed 143 advanced cancer patients attending an outpatient pain and symptom clinic at a regional cancer centre as to their use of complementary medications and nutritional supplements, we found 37% (53/143) to be making use of complementary medications. Users tended to be younger (mean age 53.3 years) and have a preference for purchase from health stores, with 61% of complementary medications being… CONTINUE READING

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