Colorectal cancer is a highly treatable and often curable disease when localized to the bowel. A study of complementary and integrative health (CIH) use among Hispanic adults with colorectal cancer revealed that about 40% reported experience with CIH.
Women were more likely than men to have used one or more types of CIH, suggested the study published in The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine
, a peer-reviewed publication from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers.
‘About 40% Hispanic adults with colorectal cancer reported experience with complementary and integrative health (CIH).’
David Black, Jane Figueiredo and coauthors from the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (Los Angeles), report that more than three quarters of the individuals who used CIH for a specific health condition did not discuss CIH use with their healthcare providers.
In the article 'Complementary and Integrative Health Practices Among Hispanics Diagnosed with Colorectal Cancer: Utilization and Communication with Physicians', the researchers describe the types of CIH most commonly used by the patients participating in this study.