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Table 2 CAM use by type of cancer

From: Prevalence, patterns, and perceived value of complementary and alternative medicine among cancer patients: a cross-sectional, descriptive study

CAM used Type of cancer: Number of users (%)
  Breast (n = 67) Prostate (n = 36) Ovarian (n = 17) Colon (n = 12) Other (n = 5) p-value
Medicinal herbs 65 (97.0) 34 (94.4) 15 (88.2) 10 (83.36) 5 (100.0) 0.292
Spiritual therapy 46 (68.7) 27 (75.0) 13 (76.5) 10 (83.3) 5 (100.0) 0.503
Alternative medicine 4 (6.0) 5 (13.9) 1 (5.9) 3 (25.0) 0 (0.0) 0.205
Physical therapy 3 (4.5) 2 (5.6) 0 (0.0) 3 (25.0) 0 (0.0) 0.048
Energy therapy 1 (1.5) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0.902
  1. CAM complementary and alternative medicine
  2. Data are the number (percentage)