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Study findings suggest that medicinal cannabis can be considered as an alternative to opiate painkillers prescribed to people with cancer.
Breathing and pain management have gotten better since I last wrote, so now I can come up for air and write with a little more hope.
Many breast cancer patients rely on cannabis not just to relieve side effects but to treat cancer yet may be unaware of possible harms.
Advocates praise California lawmakers for passing the nation’s first Cancer Patients Bill of Rights.
Warring Khushwinder, 59, an engineer and a member of the Sikh faith, lives in Orangevale, California. He had multiple myeloma.
Over four years, 9% of cancer patients used marijuana compared with 14% of people who didn’t have cancer, finds a national study.
The comedian’s history of addiction and suicidality factored into her approach to pain relief after lung cancer surgery.
I have been incredibly fortunate to be on a medication for six years and nine months with no growth until recently.
A new study has found a sharp decline in opioid access among terminal cancer patients in recent years.
The need for better pain management for cancer survivors is urgent.
Acupuncture was associated with a steeper and more sustained reduction in chronic pain for cancer survivors than pain medications.
Most doctors don’t follow current rehab guidelines.
David J. Copenhaver, MD, MPH, is director of the cancer pain management program at the University of California, Davis.
The ways people respond to cancer can sometimes be complex, and often, awesome.
I chose this song because I believe it captures the struggle to remain hopeful and to keep going under unbearable burdens.
“It appears that oncologists are not prescribing opioids as much as they did previously."
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