Alternative Therapies in the Treatment of Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea and Vomiting

  • Jørn Herrstedt
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Part of the ESO Monographs book series (ESO MONOGRAPHS)


Although it is generally recognised that unorthodox therapies have no objective antitumor activity [1], it is estimated that 30–50% of cancer patients use these unproven methods either alone or along with established cancer therapies [2,3]. Physicians therefore have to be acquainted with alternative therapies, which will only disappear when the majority of malignancies are cured. A large proportion of patients using alternative therapies do so in an attempt to improve resistance and quality of life by mitigating the side-effects of chemotherapy or radiotherapy [3].


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  • Jørn Herrstedt
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Medicine/Medical Oncology FHillerød HospitalHillerødDenmark

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