|کد مقاله||کد نشریه||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||نسخه تمام متن|
|2628564||1136475||2015||7 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||دانلود کنید|
• Chemotherapy and hormone therapy decrease the QOL of breast cancer patient.
• THM as adjuvant therapy improves the QOL of breast cancer patient.
• Radix of Astragalus for breast cancer patient.
• THM for hot flashes and sleep condition in breast cancer patient.
SummaryObjectivesTo assess the effectiveness of traditional herbal medicine (THM) as adjunctive therapy for breast cancer as evidenced by randomized controlled trials (RCTs).MethodsFive electronic English and Chinese databases were systematically searched up to February, 2014. All RCTs involving THM in combination with conventional cancer therapy for breast cancer were included.ResultsEight RCTs involving 798 breast cancer patients were systematically reviewed. Three studies reported a significant difference in the improvement of quality of life (QOL) compared to the control group. Two studies reported an increase in the white blood cell count after treatment. Data on hot flashes and sleep quality were evaluated. However, no significant differences in immediate tumor response were observed.ConclusionTHM combined with conventional therapy in the treatment of breast cancer is efficacious in improving QOL and in decreasing the number of hot flashes per day. More research and well-designed, rigorous, large clinical trials are necessary to further address these issues.
Journal: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - Volume 23, Issue 4, August 2015, Pages 626–632