A study in JAMA Oncology found that 33.3% of cancer patients and survivors used complementary and alternative medicine during the previous year, with herbal supplements being the highest-used modality and women, white and non-Hispanic people and younger people being more likely to use CAM. Researchers also found that 29.3% of those who used CAM didn't tell their physicians, mostly because their physicians didn't ask or because they didn't think that CAM use needed to be disclosed to their doctors.
Use, nondisclosure of alternative treatments in cancer examined
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