Examples of medical conditions in this group:

  • Gynecological cancer
  • Leukemias
  • Lymphomas
  • Brain tumors
  • Melanomas
  • Lung cancer
  • Prostate cancer

Cancer is a broad term that can affect different types of organs (lung, brain, breast, skin cancer, etc) where cell growth is uncontrolled in one part of the body and then consequently spreads throughout the body (National Academies of Sciences., 2017). There is low to moderate evidence that supports the use of cannabis for the relief of symptoms such as for, nausea, vomiting, pain, insomnia (Johnson et al., 2010, Portenoy et al., 2012, Meiri et al., 2007, Duran et al., 2010).

We recommend to consult your primary physician and oncologist before initiating medical cannabis.

Cannabis use as a treatment for cancer itself (as a cure or limiting the spread and growth of tumours) is inconclusive since it has not been properly studied. Therefore, it is not recommended as a treatment option to replace chemotherapy, radiotherapy, surgery or any other evidence-based cancer treatments.

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