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The debate for oral synthetic THC vs. smoked marijuana has been the topic of discussion for years. Essentially, trying to swallow a pill when you already feel sick runs the risk of regurgitation.
Well-known organizations like the American Cancer Society have already had frank discussions about the benefits of CBD and cannabis during cancer treatment.
According to the American Cancer Society, amongst the combination of all stages of pancreatic cancer, the survival rate for one-year is 20 percent, and the survival rate for five years is under seven percent.
When considering any drug to manage side effects of chemotherapy, we have to realize that we do not have a single medication that will manage all side effects.
Add Tom Brokaw to the growing number of public celebrities embracing medical marijuana. Long an American symbol of stalwart and at times fussy newsmen, Brokaw is in remission from multiple myeloma.
A recent study shows that CBD has the ability to improve cancer survival rates in mice when combined with a chemotherapy regimen.
One of the first places cannabis has found a niche in modern Western medicine, however, is in treating the side effects of chemotherapy.