1 in 3 cancer patients use complementary medicines

But many don't tell their doctors, US study reveals

One-third of cancer patients use complementary or alternative medicine (CAM) and about one in four fail to tell their treating doctor, a US study reveals.

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The survey of just over 3000 people with a history of cancer found 1000 reported using some sort of CAM, but only 29% told their doctor, the study shows.

People were most likely to tell their doctor if they were using herbal supplements — which were the most prevalent form of CAM.

But almost 12% of those using them still kept mum.

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