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Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) and cancer: the kind face of complementary medicine.
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PMID:  19716449     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is a big issue for cancer patients who may feel tempted to use one of the many therapies on offer. In particular, alternative cancer "cures" are being promoted to vulnerable patients. None of these "cures" have been shown to do what they promise, and the very notion of an alternative cancer "cure" is a contradiction in terms. Yet CAM can play an important role in oncology, and that is in supportive and palliative care. Several treatments can decrease the side-effects of cancer drugs or improve quality of life in other ways.
Authors:
E Ernst
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2009-08-27
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of surgery (London, England)     Volume:  7     ISSN:  1743-9159     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2009 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-12-01     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101228232     Medline TA:  Int J Surg     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  499-500     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Complementary Medicine, Peninsula Medical School, Universities of Exeter & Plymouth, Exeter, UK. Edzard.Ernst@pms.ac.uk
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