Podcast: Marijuana as Medicine

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Marijuana, also known as cannabis, may evoke certain stigmas and associations, but when used in medicine, marijuana is a highly regulated botanical. If prescribed under proper guidance, medical marijuana can often be a helpful tool in cancer symptom management, from nausea and lack of appetite to chronic pain and beyond. Multidisciplinary cancer care teams can offer knowledge and support in navigating state-by-state legislation and prescription logistics, as well as in determining if this treatment would improve quality of life.

Guest: Michelle Loy, MD, physician and integrative medicine specialist at Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital who specializes in nutrition, acupuncture, botanical medicine, and cancer prevention and recovery. 

Host: John Leonard, MD, world-renowned hematologist and medical oncologist at Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital.

Conversations About New Developments in Cancer Care, Research and Medicine

New scientific developments are transforming the future of cancer treatment and care. Hosted by world-renowned hematologist and medical oncologist Dr. John Leonard, CancerCast is your window into research breakthroughs, innovative therapies and honest accounts of living with and beyond cancer.

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