Cancer Patients Likelier To Use Alternative Medicine; Study Finds They Spend $500 A Year On Nontraditional Treatments

Cancer patients are twice as likely to turn to acupuncture and herbal therapy as people suffering from other diseases are, claims a new study of alternative medicine use. In fact, alternative medicine accounted for an average of $500 worth of therapy a year among cancer patients in Washington state, which requires insurers to pay for nontraditional treatments.

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