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Homeopathy service in an NHS hospital breast cancer clinic: outcome study

Hughes, S.L., Smith, A.C. and Relton, C. (2008) Homeopathy service in an NHS hospital breast cancer clinic: outcome study. In: Breast Cancer Research 2008, 13 May 2008, London, UK.

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Abstract

Since 2004, Burton-upon-Trent's NHS Hospital Breast Care Unit has run a homeopathy service providing an alternative therapy for symptoms affecting women during and after treatment of their primary disease. The majority suffer from menopause-type symptoms arising from breast cancer treatment. Such symptoms can be bad enough to affect long-term compliance with drug regimes. Patients receive a course of treatment from a qualified homeopath, consisting of a series of patient-centred consultations plus individualised homeopathic medicines. The present study aimed to evaluate the benefit gained by women attending the homeopathic service between April 2005 and March 2007.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: © 2008 BioMed Central Ltd
Institution: The University of Sheffield
Academic Units: The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health (Sheffield) > School of Health and Related Research (Sheffield)
Depositing User: Sheffield Import
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2009 11:10
Last Modified: 08 Oct 2009 10:10
Published Version: http://breast-cancer-research.com/content/10/S2/P9...
Status: Published
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/9668

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