Opportunities For Cannabis in Supportive Cancer Care
Cancer and chemotherapy cause nausea and vomiting, pain, neuropathy, depression, sleep disorders, and other debilitating symptoms. These symptoms often develop during treatment and can persist even after chemotherapy has ended, severely impacting long-term quality of life for cancer survivors. With more survivors than ever, and survivors living longer lives, it is important to address these symptoms to maximize survivors’ quality of life.
The medical review below describes how cannabis might modulate the most common and debilitating symptoms of cancer and its treatments. While other reviews have examined the literature on medical cannabis related to cancer care, this article further explores cannabis in animal models and other medical fields, all to support expanding the role cannabis plays in human cancer treatment.