Inanspruchnahme einer universitären integrativen Sprechstunde bei Patientinnen mit Mammakarzinom und gynäkologischen Krebserkrankungen

Translated title of the contribution: Utilization of a complementary medicine clinic in an academic hospital for patients with breast and gynecological cancer

Daniela Paepke, B. Würmser, C. Brambs, M. Kiechle

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Abstract

Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use is common among cancer patients. The reasons for CAM use vary considerably and include strengthening the immune system and body, reducing side effects of the conventional treatment, fighting cancer, detoxifying, reducing symptoms of psychological distress and being congruent with the patients’ beliefs. The purpose of this study was to determine the compliance with CAM use and to investigate factors that might influence the use of CAM. Our data demonstrate a high overall interest in CAM in patients with breast and gynecological cancer as well as a high compliance. It is necessary to explore the use of CAM with cancer patients, to educate them regarding potentially beneficial and harmful therapies even in light of the limited available evidence, and to work towards an integrated model of health care.

Translated title of the contributionUtilization of a complementary medicine clinic in an academic hospital for patients with breast and gynecological cancer
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)465-471
Number of pages7
JournalGynakologische Praxis
Volume47
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2021
Externally publishedYes

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