Medical Cannabis: How Can it Help in Cancer Care?

It’s long been known that products derived from the cannabis, or marijuana, plant can help relieve symptoms and treatment side effects associated with a number of diseases, including cancer. Responding to public pressure in recent years, many states have legalized medical cannabis.  The state where I live, Virginia, legalized medical cannabis products this year.

There’s also legislation in Congress that would legalize cannabis under federal law, with action in the House of Representatives expected before the end of the year. Continue reading

Choosing Complementary Therapies for Breast Cancer

Breast cancer patients are frequent users of complementary therapies as part of their care.Managing the side effects of treatment, whether they’re physical or emotional, is an important issue for just about anyone receiving treatment for cancer.

Complementary therapies increasingly play a role, and breast cancer patients in particular are frequent users of complementary therapies as part of their care.

What information is available to help in selecting complementary therapies that have been shown to be effective?

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