This complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) information summary provides an overview of the use of Cannabis and its components as a treatment for people with cancer -related symptoms caused by the disease itself or its treatment.
This summary contains the following key information:
Cannabis has been used for medicinal purposes for thousands of years.
By federal law, the possession of Cannabis, also known as marijuana, is illegal in the United States.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration...
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Physicians Interacting With Family Caregivers
Added text about a Taiwanese study of family experiences with difficult decisions in end-of-life care (cited Huang et al. as reference 4).
Factors to Consider in Caregiver Assessment
Added text about the Care of My Child with Cancer rating scale to the table on Instruments for Evaluating Caregiver Burden (cited Wells et al. as reference 14).
Interventions for Caregivers
Added text about a DVD program on fall prevention skills training for cancer family caregivers (cited Potter et al. as reference 8).
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February 25, 2014
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