Marijuana’s Role in Cancer Treatment
Dealing with cancer treatment can present a wide range of symptoms in a patient’s life. From the pain and discomfort that the disease itself causes, to the side effects of chemotherapy treatment such as hair loss, a patient going through treatment for cancer will experience many different symptoms. In addition to physical symptoms, many patients and their loved ones also experience a lot of different psychological symptoms stemming from the rigor of treatment and the gravity of the disease. While doctors do what they can to alleviate symptoms that arise from cancer and treatment, the solutions available to patients are fairly limited.
There’s a fairly long history of using marijuana medicinally to treat cancer patients. The use of marijuana is still a hotly debated topic across the nation, but new research is working to shed additional light on what role it could play in cancer treatment.