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How effective is chemo compared to cannabis?

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Dr. Moneil Patel
General Practice 17 years experience
Evidence vs. NonEvid: Chemotherapy is directly treating cancer. It is the standard of care of many cancers and is justified by evidence based medicine. The reports of therapy are published and its effectiveness is shared across the medical community. Cannabis improves the quality of life for patients undergoing chemotherapy. It works in a more supportive way than direct treatment.
Dr. Anthony Vertino
Clinical Psychology 23 years experience
Chemo: Chemo kills cancer cells. Cannabis MAY have some effect we're not totally sure. If your doctor is recommending Chemo, do it. Don't pin your hopes on an untested "treatment" option.

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How effective is chemo compared to cannabis oil?

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Chemo vs Cannabis: Chemotherapy is used in the treatment of cancer. Cannabis is not used to treat cancer. It is sometimes used to treat nausea associated with chemotherapy.

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