Medical Use of Cannabis Among Patients With Breast Cancer

Advocacy Groups | <b>FORCE</b>

Research shows that among patients with breast cancer, there is a strong interest in medical cannabis to manage treatment symptoms and side effects.

Research shows that among patients with breast cancer, there is a strong interest in medical cannabis to manage treatment symptoms and side effects.

In a survey of patients with breast cancer who were members of online health communities, researchers asked about experiences, reasons for use and perceptions about cannabis. Nearly half of participants reported cannabis use to address side effects and symptoms.

However, most patients did not discuss cannabis use with their healthcare providers. These results suggest that it may be helpful for health care providers to initiate a conversation about medical cannabis use with their patients.

Read more about cannabis use among breat cancr patients in FORCE's XRAY review.