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Male cancer patients turn to alternative treatments

More than 50% of men diagnosed with cancer in Australia are turning to complementary and alternative medicine to help find a cure, or to improve their health, according to new research from the University of Adelaide.

A questionnaire of 400 men with various types of cancer showed many of them modified their diet in conjunction with conventional treatment, as well as turning to meditation, yoga and exercise.

The study, published in Annals of Oncology, provides evidence that the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is common and widespread in men with cancer.

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