Cannabis in cancer care and survivorship

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Published: 6 Aug 2021
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Dr Ashwin Mehtha - Memorial Healthcare System, FL, USA

Dr Ashwin Mehtha speaks to ecancer about cannabis in cancer care and survivorship at the ASCO Direct Highlights Miami Symposium 2021.

Dr Mehtha explains his experience regarding non-pharmacologic methods of improving quality of life both during treatment and in survivorship in cancer care, making a distinction between alternative treatments and evidence-based medicine.

He stresses the importance of creating an environment where patients feel comfortable communicating about what they may be doing non-pharmacologically in order to improve their quality of life, so that they can be given guidance on these choices and offered additional support if necessary.