Integrative and complementary medicine among cancer patients: At what price?

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Cancer patients frequently utilize integrative and complementary approaches. Indeed, patients are paying as much as $34 billion a year out-of-pocket for such approaches in the United States. This review discusses whether such therapies are ever cost-effective, provides some data on how much money individual patients appear to be spending, and suggests general guidelines on how healthcare providers may want to broach such issues with cancer patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e139-e141
JournalEuropean Journal of Integrative Medicine
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2011


  • Cancer
  • Cost
  • Integrative medicine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Complementary and alternative medicine


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