Monday, October 17, 2005

Cancer Patients Hide Their Use Of Complementary And Alternative Treatments From Their Doctors

10/17/2005 - American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
Although almost half (48 percent) of cancer patients treated with chemotherapy and radiation are using at least one type of complementary and alternative medical therapy (CAM) treatment, a majority of them (75 percent) don't tell their doctor, even while receiving conventional cancer treatment, according to a study presented October 16, 2005, at the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology's 47th Annual Meeting in Denver.

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