Medical Cannabis and Cancer

Your fight, your way

Half of Australians will be diagnosed with cancer by the age of 85. Of those, 60% of the cancers diagnosed are either prostate, breast, bowel melanoma or lung cancer1.

With over 100 cannabinoids active in the marijuana plant, medical cannabis can be used to help alleviate many common side effects of cancer or cancer treatment, such as chronic pain, vomiting, and cachexia.

Cancer Support at MediCannabis

Authorised prescribers of medical cannabis, our medical doctors, nurses and specialists are on hand to give you the care and guidance you need. Book an appointment at our Port Melbourne clinic today and discover how medical cannabis can support your cancer therapy.

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References

1 Cancer Council, 2018. Facts and Figures. Accessed 24 March, 2019: https://www.cancer.org.au/about-cancer/what-is-cancer/facts-and-figures.html

2 Boehnke, K.F, Litinas, E., and Clauw D.J., 2016. Medical Cannabis Use Is Associated With Decreased Opiate Medication Use in a Retrospective Cross-Sectional Survey of Patients With Chronic Pain. The Journal of Pain, 17(6). pp. 739-744.

3 Wasisengrin, B., et al., 2015. Patterns of Use of Medical Cannabis Among Israeli Cancer Patients: A Single Institution Experience. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 49 (2). pp 223-230.

4 Mack, A and Joy, J. 2000. Marijuana as Medicine? The Science Beyond Controversy. National Academies Press (US). Washington.

5 Lee, G. et al., 2018. Medical Cannabis for Neuropathic Pain. Current Pain and Headache Reports, 22(1). Accessed 24 March 2019: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29388063