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Table 4 Integrated pattern between Chinese treatment and five common anti-cancer Western medicine treatments

From: Cancer patients' attitudes towards Chinese medicine: a Hong Kong survey

Types of Chinese medicine treatment No. of users No. of Chinese medicine users (%) Types of Chinese medicine treatment No. of users (%)
Total 781 449(57.1)  
Surgery 453 257(56.7) Chinese Herbal Medicine 243(53.6)
Acupuncture and Moxibustion 8(1.8)
Therapeutic Massage 4(0.9)
Qigong 25(5.5)
Chinese Dietary Therapy 51(11.3)
Chemotherapy 501 317(63.3) Chinese Herbal Medicine 301(60.1)
Acupuncture and Moxibustion 12(2.4)
Therapeutic Massage 6(1.2)
Qigong 28(5.6)
Chinese Dietary Therapy 50(10.0)
Radiotherapy 487 279(57.3) Chinese Herbal Medicine 265(54.4)
Acupuncture and Moxibustion 14(2.9)
Therapeutic Massage 8(1.6)
Qigong 24(4.9)
Chinese Dietary Therapy 49(10.1)
Endocrine therapy 84 48(57.1) Chinese Herbal Medicine 47(56.0)
Acupuncture and Moxibustion 2(2.4)
Therapeutic Massage 2(2.4)
Qigong 8(9.5)
Chinese Dietary Therapy 11(13.1)
Palliative therapy 12 11(91.7) Chinese Herbal Medicine 11(91.7)
Acupuncture and Moxibustion 1(8.3)
Therapeutic Massage 2(16.7)
Qigong 1(8.3)
Chinese Dietary Therapy 2(16.7)
  1. Data are presented as the actual number of patients (percentage in that group).