Table 2: Type of cancer treated by TCM in case series published in Chinese journals.

Type of cancerNo. of publications (a)Frequency (a/652)No. of patients (b)Frequency (b/61,035)

Digestive system
   Liver14822.70%5,6279.21%
   Stomach11016.87%3,4315.62%
   Intestine7411.35%2,0763.40%
   Anus/anal rectum395.98%1,0591.73%
   Esophagus517.82%3,0194.94%
   Pancreas284.29%5500.90%
   Gallbladder40.61%210.03%
     Subtotal45469.62%15,78325.84%
Respiratory system
   Lung15824.23%14,29823.40%
     Subtotal15824.23%14,29823.40%
Hematologic/lymphoid system
   Leukemia7311.20%3,2505.32%
   Malignant lymphoma162.45%4800.79%
     Subtotal8913.65%3,7306.11%
Urinary and reproductive systems
   Cervix243.68%1,4572.38%
   Ovary172.61%2950.48%
   Bladder91.38%2220.36%
   Prostate152.30%2170.36%
   Kidney50.77%250.04%
   Penis10.15%40.01%
     Subtotal7110.89%2,2203.63%
Endocrine system
   Breast609.20%1,6772.75%
   Thyroid121.84%1530.25%
Head and neck cancer
   Brain101.53%920.15%
   Parotid gland10.15%20.00%
   Oral cavity111.69%830.14%
   Nasopharynx324.91%8071.32%
   Larynx50.77%170.03%
     Subtotal599.05%1,0011.64%
Skeletal and muscular systems111.69%1780.29%
Skin cancer111.69%1640.27%
Multiple myeloma71.07%1370.22%
Malignant mole40.61%80.01%

Total*65261,035

*Some reports involved more than one type of cancer.