How does marijuana help with cancer patients?

symptom relief. Marijuana is not an anti-cancer product. It can help with some of the side effects of cancer chemotherapy and some of the general metabolic ill feeling from metastatic cancer. The major problem with it is that it is federally illegal (although 'legal' in some states). We need improved laws regarding this generally benign agent.

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What benefit can marijuana and cocaine have for cancer patients?

Mixed. Cocaine will have no therapeutic benefit to cancer patients (or anyone). There may be temporary high that crashes back down & disrupts brain chemistry too. Some cancer patients with extreme nausea, anorexia (loss of appetite), weight loss, and pain that are unresponsive to other measures, say they benefit from marijuana. It is not an automatic cancer patient = marijuana prescription, though. Read more...

What does marijuana do for cancer patients? Is it good for all types of cancer? If you smoke weed does it prevent you from getting cancer?

Pain relief. Is reported for severe pain. Some mind relief as well. Possible action with other narcotics - morphine as used by hospice organizations. Smoking anything may yield carcinogens - particularly for lung- which is sensitive. Read more...
Symptomatic only. Marijuana only treats symptoms of pain and muscle spasm in some situations determined by a doctor it has nothing to do with the causes of cancer! Read more...

Does any doctor recommend medical marijuana for terminally ill lung cancer patient?

Yes. In fact, i doubt there are many (or any) doctors who would be opposed to it. Read more...
No better drugs . Terminal lung cancer needs patient needs loving care of the family & friends, comfortable hospice care, use of good pain medications, do not need marijuana. Read more...