Patient Use of Herbal Supplements in an Outpatient Hematology/Oncology Medical Clinic
Primary Objective: According to the National Center for Health Statistics, many Americans use some type of vitamin or supplement. A recent study of cancer patients in the VA medical system found that a significant number of cancer patients do not mention the use of supplements to their healthcare providers. Many of these supplements were also found to interact with or compound side effects of chemotherapy regimens. The purpose of this study is to determine the incidence of cancer patients taking supplements and to determine the completeness of home medication lists in regard to vitamins or herbal supplements.
Thomas, C. M.; and Bossaer, John B.. 2012. Patient Use of Herbal Supplements in an Outpatient Hematology/Oncology Medical Clinic. Trainee Mentored Presentation. Hematology Oncology Pharmacy Association Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL. http://www.hoparx.org/annual-conference/handouts-abstract-archive