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Use, nondisclosure of alternative treatments in cancer examined

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.

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