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Jane’s Blog Holistic Medicine and Cancer

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Jane’s Blog Holistic Medicine and Cancer

New research published in JAMA Oncology, 2019 suggests one-third of people with a cancer diagnosis use complementary and alternative medicines such as meditation, yoga, acupuncture, herbal medicine, and supplements. According to lead researcher Dr. Nina Sanford, an assistant professor of Radiation Oncology who specializes in and treats cancers of the gastrointestinal tract, herbal supplements were the most common alternative medicine and chiropractic, or osteopathic manipulation, was the second most common. Dr. Sanford's analysis of data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Health Interview Survey also showed 29 percent of people who use complementary and alternative medicine did...

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