Cancer is a terrible thing. My dad had prostate cancer a couple of years ago, and many more of my relatives have died from cancer. Cancer is very hard to deal with, and I always try to suggest to cancer patients that they consider medical marijuana as part of their treatment. It helped a lot with my dad, and I get e-mails from cancer patients everyday testifying to how much it has helped them deal with their ailments.
A recent study was conducted in Israel which asked cancer patients to rate marijuana as a form of treatment. Per Leaf Science:
Of the 113 patients alive after one month of treatment, 69 completed the survey. The majority were in advanced stages of disease and 90% consumed the drug by smoking it.
More than 50% of patients that were surveyed said marijuana helped with symptoms of pain, nausea and vomiting, and appetite loss. 44% also reported reductions in anxiety.
Overall, 70% of patients said cannabis helped improve general well-being and 83% ranked the effectiveness of cannabis as high. The findings were published June 14 in the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management.
If you know someone that has cancer, recommend that they try medical marijuana. Don't be pushy, just bring it to their attention. Hopefully they give it a try and will realize how helpful it is. If you are suffering from cancer, my thoughts and prayers go out to you. Keep up the fight!