Prevalence and expectations of "alternative and complementary medicine" use during radiotherapy in 2016: A prospective study.

[Prevalence and expectations of "alternative and complementary medicine" use during radiotherapy in 2016: A prospective study]. Cancer Radiother. 2018 Sep 06;: Authors: Dupin C, Arsène-Henry A, Charleux T, Haaser T, Trouette R, Vendrely V Abstract PURPOSE: Alternative and complementary medicine is defined as any substance or technique of non-allopathic medicine used to improve health and quality of life. The purpose of this prospective observational study was to evaluate the use of alternative and complementary medicine during radiotherapy. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A questionnaire was given the last week of treatment to all patients treated for breast cancer, prostate cancer or head and neck cancer in our centre in 2016. RESULTS: In 2016, 132 patients were included. Fifty-seven patients (43%) used alternative and complementary medicine during radiotherapy, more women (61%) than men (35%) (P=0.005). The use of alternative and complementary medicine varied according to locations: 44% of head and neck cancers, 57% of breast cancers and 24% of prostate cancers, but sex was the confounding factor. If alternative and complementary medicine was used before radiotherapy, 82% of patients used it during treatment, compared to 30% if they were naive (P
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