Dr Yusra Hassan, Dr Khadija Tul Kubra, Dr Marium Khalid
Aim: Integral and Elective Medications: Integral and Elective Medications are attracting growing interest and increasing recognition by all. While their use is thought to be widespread among patients with pediatric diseases, proximity testing is not yet complete. We intended to study the prevalence and indicators of CAM use in pediatric patients with malignancy in an isolation facility. Materials and Methods: The parents of 73 patients with pediatric diseases treated at the KK Women and Children's Hospital completed a regulated questionnaire. Information on the types of CAM treatments used, usage inspirations, antagonistic effects, expenses and usage conversation with the patient's physician was obtained. General opinions about CAM and usual medications were reviewed. Our current research was conducted at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Lahore from April 2019 to March 2020. A telephone study was conducted on the benefits of CAM use and general satisfaction with treatment. Results: 68% of patients used CAM therapy, mostly as a complement to the traditional treatment of the disease. Dietary changes, wellness supplements, natural tea and winged animal home were the most widely recognized and used treatments. Almost no patients (9.2%) advised an alternative medicine professional. Positive indicators of CAM use included being of Chinese race, act of Buddhism or Taoism, use of CAM before conclusion, opinion on the adequacy of CAM, and disappointment with regular treatment. Overall, 56.2% of guardians had not reviewed their CAM use with their child's physician. Conclusion: A large number of patients with pediatric diseases use CAM treatments, often without their doctor's approval. Medical service providers need to remain aware of the expected ramifications of CAM use in order to proactively guide patients. This would help ensure that routine treatment remains positive. Keywords: Alternative, Complimentary Medicine, Pediatric Oncology.