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Author Topic: Breast Cancer Patients Often Use Marijuana but Don’t Tell Their Doctors  (Read 341 times)

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Nearly half of people in treatment for breast cancer use cannabis to alleviate common therapy-related problems, such as pain, anxiety, insomnia and nausea, but many do not discuss this usage with their doctor, according to an article in U.S. News and World Report about new study findings published in the journal Cancer.

Cannabis, or marijuana, is the product of a family of plants that also produces hemp. For centuries, many groups of people have used cannabis medicinally. But the herbal remedy, which is legally available in many states for specific illnesses, has not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration to treat cancer patients.

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