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To Learn More About Oropharyngeal Cancer

    For more information from the National Cancer Institute about oropharyngeal cancer, see the following:

    • Head and Neck Cancer Home Page
    • Throat (Laryngeal and Pharyngeal) Cancer Home Page
    • What You Need to Know About™ Oral Cancer
    • Oral Cancer Prevention
    • Oral Cancer Screening
    • Oral Complications of Chemotherapy and Head/Neck Radiation
    • Drugs Approved for Head and Neck Cancer
    • Head and Neck Cancers
    • Smoking Home Page (Includes help with quitting)

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    Cannabis use for medicinal purposes dates back at least 3,000 years.[1,2,3,4,5] It was introduced into Western medicine in the 1840s by W.B. O'Shaughnessy, a surgeon who learned of its medicinal properties while working in India for the British East Indies Company. Its use was promoted for reported analgesic, sedative, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, and anticonvulsant effects. In 1937, the U.S. Treasury Department introduced the Marihuana Tax Act. This Act imposed a levy of one dollar an...

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      Last Updated: February 25, 2014
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