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Table 5 Reasons for non-use of CAM (n = 125)

From: The use of complementary and alternative medicine after the completion of hospital treatment for colorectal cancer: findings from a questionnaire study in Denmark

Reason Number of responses (n = 177; several responses possible) %
I never thought about having CAM 83 66.4
I am satisfied with the conventional treatment I received 52 41.6
I cannot afford to pay for CAM 13 10.4
I don’t believe in CAM, as it has not been tested thoroughly 12 9.6
I am having a break from using CAM 6 4.8
I stopped using CAM 2 1.6
I was advised against having CAM 1 0.8
Other 8 6.4