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Study: Cannabis Use Mitigates Chemotherapy-Induced Neuropathy

Study: Cannabis Use Mitigates Chemotherapy-Induced Neuropathy

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Cannabis use mitigates chemotherapy-induced neuropathic pain according to data published in the journal Therapeutic Advances in Medical Oncology.

A team of Israeli investigators assessed the effect of cannabis on chemotherapy-induced neuropathy in a cohort of 513 patients taking oxaliplatin for gastrointestinal malignancies. Two-hundred and forty-eight of the participants received cannabis treatment and 265 subjects served as controls.

Authors reported that the use of cannabis both mitigated, and in some instances, prevented oxaliplatin-induced neuropathy. Researchers noted that pain mitigation was “more significant in patients who received cannabis prior to treatment with oxaliplatin, suggesting a protective effect.”

Study: Cannabis Use Mitigates Chemotherapy-Induced Neuropathy






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