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Complementary and Alternative Therapies for Cancer

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source: The Oncologist

year: 2004

authors: Barrie R Cassileth, Gary Deng


Many cancer patients use therapies promoted as literal alternatives to conventional medical care. Such alternative modalities are unproven or were studied and found to be worthless. These can be harmful. An even greater proportion of cancer patients use ”complementary” therapies along with mainstream cancer treatment. Most are helpful adjunctive approaches that control symptoms and enhance quality of life. This review describes alternative as well as complementary therapies commonly used today by cancer patients.

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organization: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

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