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Table 6 Perceived effects of CAM (n = 122)

From: The use of complementary and alternative medicine after the completion of hospital treatment for colorectal cancer: findings from a questionnaire study in Denmark

Perceived effects Number of responses (n = 120; several responses possible) %
Better physical well-being 38 31.1
An improvement of mental/psychological well-being, more hope and optimism 30 24.6
No beneficial effect 13 10.7
Reduction of side-effects from cancer and/or cancer treatment 10 8.2
Strengthening of body’s own ability to fight cancer 7 5.7
No direct effect on cancer 2 1.6
Other 20 16.4