Loading ...
Sorry, an error occurred while loading the content.

Major cancer journal publishes positive survey on homeopathic cancer patients

Expand Messages
  • Scott Munson
    Major cancer journal publishes positive survey on homeopathic cancer
    Message 1 of 1 , Jul 15, 2010
    • 0 Attachment
       
      Major cancer journal publishes positive survey on homeopathic cancer
      http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?Db=pubmed&Cmd=ShowDetailView&TermToSearch=19858085

              A major cancer journal (the official journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology) just published a survey that found that patients with cancer who are treated with homeopathic medicines have a similar "quality of life" and other variables, when compared with patients who utilize conventional cancer care.  Wow!  
       


      Ann Oncol. 2010 May;21(5):1094-9. Epub 2009 Oct 25.

      Characteristics of cancer patients using homeopathy compared with those in conventional care: a cross-sectional study.

      Guethlin C, Walach H, Naumann J, Bartsch HH, Rostock M.

      Institute for General Practice, Johann-Wolfgang Goethe-University, Frankfurt/Main, Germany. guethlin@...-frankfurt.de

      Abstract

      BACKGROUND: There are only few studies on cancer patients who are treated in complementary and alternative medicine clinics and comparing them with patients in conventional care. We will present the comparison of characteristics of two patient cohorts: one was treated in a homeopathic cancer care clinic and one was treated in a conventional oncology care (CC) outpatient clinic. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Six-hundred and forty-seven patients were included in this cross-sectional cohort study and had to fill in questionnaires [health-related quality of life (QoL) (Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-General Scale), depression and anxiety (Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale), fatigue (Multidimensional Fatigue Inventory) and expectancies toward treatment]. Clinical data were extracted from medical records. This study presents the comparison of both cohorts. RESULTS: Patients in the homeopathy cohort are younger, better educated and more often employed than patients in the CC cohort. The most pronounced differences indicate longer disease histories and different diagnostic and clinical pretreatment variables. Despite the clinical differences, QoL as well as anxiety, depression and fatigue was similar in both the groups. CONCLUSIONS: Homeopathic treatment is sought by cancer patients at a different phase during the course of the disease, which has particular implications for research. However, expectancies toward the benefit of the treatment as well as QoL data are similar.

      PMID: 19858085 [PubMed - in process]


      http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?Db=pubmed&Cmd=ShowDetailView&TermToSearch=19858085


       

      Dana Ullman, MPH
      Homeopathic Educational Services
      2124 Kittredge St.
      Berkeley, CA
      .  94704
      (510)649-0294
      (510)649-1955 (fax)
      dullman@... OR dana@...
      http://www.homeopathic.com

       


      ____________________________________________________________
      CHE WORKING GROUP LISTSERV INSTRUCTIONS
      Just click the link for the action you want to perform and hit "send" on the resulting email.

      Please remove me from this working group (including email list):
      cheintegrativehealth-unsubscribe@...

      Switch my subscription mode to CHE Lite (receive one digest email per weekday):
      mailto:sympa@...?body=SET%20cheintegrativehealth%20DIGEST

      Keep me as part of this group, but stop sending me emails (this is useful for vacations):
      mailto:sympa@...?body=SET%20cheintegrativehealth%20NOMAIL

      Access the listserv website (to view archives, update your email address, change your subscription
      preference, etc.):
      http://lists.healthandenvironment.org/lists/info/cheintegrativehealth

      Ask a question or get more help
      mailto:info@...?subj=cheintegrativehealthquestion

      Please remember that all CHE Working Group correspondence is privileged communication and should
      not be posted elsewhere without the explicit permission of the author.



      -- 

      The Video BP & Big Oil Don't Want You to See
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMkXA6kqNsw
      More videos: http://www.youtube.com/alienscientist
      EXCELLENT VIDEO: Showing the structural connection of banksters, Federal Reserve, political system, down thru BP oil spill

      Crash Course Chapter 3: Exponential Growth Chapter 4: Compounding Is The Problem are you prepared?
      http://chrismartenson.com/crashcourse
      If you only watch one chapter, start with chapter 16: fuzzy numbers

      33 Conspiracy Theories That Turned Out To Be True, What Every Person Should Know... http://bit.ly/74BIA9
      http://www.sott.net/articles/show/200327-33-Conspiracy-Theories-That-Turned-Out-To-Be-True-What-Every-Person-Should-Know- 
    Your message has been successfully submitted and would be delivered to recipients shortly.