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Study: Marijuana use as a cancer treatment is growing, with up to one quarter of patients...

• naturalnews.com by Tracey Watson

The New York Times recently reported that over 200 million Americans live in states where the medicinal use of marijuana is now legal. This has opened up many new areas of treatment, and patients suffering the debilitating side effects of conventional cancer treatments are making increasing use of marijuana to help them cope.

According to Science Daily, a study recently published in the American Cancer Society's peer reviewed journal Cancer found that around one in four cancer patients surveyed had used marijuana in the preceding year to ease the symptoms of chemotherapy, including nausea, vomiting, fatigue, diarrhea and mouth sores.

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