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Table 3 Survey participants’ use of traditional and complementary medicine

From: Australian integrative oncology services: a mixed-method study exploring the views of cancer survivors

T&CM use since cancer diagnosis n = 116 %
 Both T&CM modalities & products 74 63.8
 Only T&CM modalities 28 24.1
 Only T&CM products 5 4.3
 Any T&CM use 107 92.2
 No T&CM use 9 7.8
T&CM modalities commonly used since cancer diagnosisa n = 116 %
 Massage or touch therapy 93 76.9
 Mental wellbeing (e.g. meditation, art/music therapy) 61 50.4
 Movement modalities (e.g. yoga, tai chi, massage) 41 33.9
 Naturopathy or nutritional medicine 38 31.4
 Acupuncture or Chinese medicine 17 14.0
 Body Alignment (e.g. chiropractic, osteopathy, cranio-sacral) 15 12.4
 Indigenous Australian healing practices 1 0.8
 Other 2 1.7
Timing of T&CM usea n = 96 %
 Before commencing cancer treatment 14 14.6
 During cancer treatment 44 45.8
 Following cancer treatment 75 78.1
  1. amore than one response permitted