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Psychosocial Issues in Palliative Care$
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Mari Lloyd-Williams

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780199216420

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216420.001.0001

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Complementary Therapies

Complementary Therapies

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(p.179) Chapter 9 Complementary Therapies
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Psychosocial Issues in Palliative Care
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Edzard Ernst

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216420.003.0010

This chapter examines the integration of complementary therapies in palliative care. It explains that there is encouraging evidence suggesting that several therapies that might be considered as complementary might decrease cancer risks such as the regular intake of allium vegetables and consumption of tomato products. It reviews evidence for and against integrating complementary therapies in cancer palliation and discusses two symptoms that are of particular importance to palliative and supportive care.

Keywords:   complementary therapies, palliative care, cancer, allium vegetables, tomato products, supportive care

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