Medical Marijuana

Cannabis for Symptom Management in Cancer: Do You Know What Your Patients Are Using?

Meg Barbor, MPH

September 2018, Vol 8, No 9 - Medical Marijuana, Symptom Management

Patients with cancer are increasingly using cannabinoids (the chemical component of cannabis) to treat many symptoms, and a minority of them even take cannabis as a treatment for the cancer itself. Recent surveys have revealed that up to 25% of patients with cancer take some form of cannabis, but oncologists and other medical providers are often unaware that their patients are using medical (or recreational) cannabis. [ Read More ]

Oncologists Discuss Medical Marijuana with Patients but Are Not Sure About Its Efficacy

Clark Westfield

July 2018, Vol 8, No 7 - Medical Marijuana

Oncologists often discuss medical marijuana with their patients, and approximately 50% of them are recommending it as a treatment for cancer-related symptoms. However, many oncologists are unsure about the reasons for their recommendations, and whether marijuana will be an effective treatment, according to the results of a recent survey of oncologists regarding their knowledge, practices, and attitudes about medical marijuana. [ Read More ]