Can marijuana help alleviate the side effects from chemotherapy?

"I have ovarian cancer."


I think cannabis is definitely worth a shot. Many chemotherapy patients find that using cannabis helps alleviate nausea and stimulate appetite. In fact, I’ve known some patients undergoing chemotherapy who are using Marinol, which is a synthetic, isolated form of THC. However, many of them find that use of the actual cannabis plant is better at relieving symptoms. Here is an article about nausea, chemotherapy, and cannabis that may help: https://www.hellomd.com/health-wellness/55a5842c6636300006510000/marijuana-shows-promise-as-a-treatment-for-chemotherapy-induced-nausea

I have personally used cannabis to help nausea associated with PMS symptoms and car sickness (when I’m the passenger, of course). It is definitely my go-to when I’m feeling nauseous (that and ginger tea).

Danielle Lim

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