Use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) in cancer patients: An Italian multicenter survey

@inproceedings{Berretta2017UseOC,
  title={Use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) in cancer patients: An Italian multicenter survey},
  author={Massimiliano Berretta and Chiara Della Pepa and Paolo Tralongo and Alberto Fulvi and Ferdinando Martellotta and Arben Lleshi and Guglielmo Nasti and Rossella Fisichella and Carmela Romano and Chiara De Divitiis and Rosaria Taibi and Francesco Fiorica and Raffaele Di Francia and Anna Maria Di Mari and Lino Del Pup and Anna Alessia Crispo and Paolo De Paoli and Adriano Santorelli and Vincenzo Quagliariello and Rosario Vincenzo Iaffaioli and Umberto Tirelli and Gaetano Facchini},
  booktitle={Oncotarget},
  year={2017}
}
INTRODUCTION Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) include a wide range of products (herbs, vitamins, minerals, and probiotics) and medical practices, developed outside of the mainstream Western medicine. Patients with cancer are more likely to resort to CAM first or then in their disease history; the potential side effects as well as the costs of such practices are largely underestimated. PATIENTS AND METHOD We conducted a descriptive survey in five Italian hospitals involving 468… CONTINUE READING

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