Does cannabis harbor the potential to provide symptomatic relief in breast cancer cases? According to a new study published in a journal of the American Cancer Society, quite possibly.
If you’ve been around this industry, you’ve probably heard someone say cannabis is a cure for cancer. We’re going to start by saying that isn’t true, at least not according to current research.
Medicinal cannabis can help relieve pain caused by cancer and reduce the number of drugs patients need, Canadian research suggests.
This review discusses three different associations between cannabinoids and cancer. First, it assesses evidence that smoking of cannabis preparations may cause cancers of the aerodigestive and respiratory system.
Around 17,000 people in the UK are now thought to have received legal medical cannabis for a range of conditions including chronic pain, depression, insomnia and Parkinson’s.
Insufficient management of cancer-associated chronic and neuropathic pain adversely affects patient quality of life.
A cancer patient set up two illegal cannabis farms to produce cannabis oil ‘for medicinal reasons’, a court heard.
More than 40% of patients with breast cancer reported using cannabis to manage their treatment symptoms, yet most patients did not discuss cannabis use with a physician, according to survey results published in Cancer.
Medical cannabis can help alleviate adverse events from cancer treatment, like vomiting, nausea, appetite loss, and sleeping difficulty, explained Eloise Theisen, RN, MSN, AGPCNP-BC.
The market for medical cannabis has been growing steadily over the last decade, but it may be on the cusp of a breakthrough in oncology.