There has been a lot of talk about the benefits of medical marijuana (or cannabis), particularly when it comes to chronic illnesses and pain relief, but could medical marijuana work for mesothelioma patients?
According to an article on mesothelioma.net, there are currently 28 states where cannabis has been legalized for medicinal purposes. The cannabinoid compounds of the cannabis plant are what provide the pain relief for patients. In addition to providing pain relief, some cancer patients have found that cannabis offers relief from the side effects of chemotherapy treatment, in particular, nausea, vomiting and appetite loss.
Many cancer patients also suffer from depression while enduring treatment, and mesothelioma patients are no different. There have been studies showing the effectiveness of medical marijuana in combatting mild depression and anxiety and also aiding sleep. Find out more about the potential benefits of medical marijuana for mesothelioma patients here.
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