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    Inoperable liver cancer, medical marijuana


    My father has inoperable liver cancer and might start taking Nexavar in the coming weeks or months. He resides in California and can legally obtain medical marijuana.

    What benefits of using medical marijuana might there be for those with liver cancer?

    If there's a situation where a pharmaceutical drug is more effective in treating certain problem, we will probably opt for them instead of MM.

    He has received two chemoembolization treatments so far.
    Last edited by ray_mo; 07-04-2013 at 11:09 PM.

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    I'm sorry to hear your father is fighting liver cancer. I have no direct experience with medical marijuana but I found a link that has some information


    I hope that helps. Good luck!
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    Quote Originally Posted by sharonheath View Post
    Medical marijuana provides a lot of benefits. Even a relative of mine who has glaucoma is advised to take it. Studies show that this can kill the cancer cells in the liver. They destroy the cancer cells and will not affect the normal ones.
    Where can I read these studies? I would appreciate any links you can provide. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Starr View Post
    Where can I read these studies? I would appreciate any links you can provide. Thanks!
    From cancer.gov
    Possible benefits of medicinal Cannabis for people living with cancer include control of nausea and vomiting, increasing appetite, relieving pain, and improving sleep.


    Current research basically says that MM has little if any effect on cancer itself and there is some evidence to say it can cause certain cancers but used for pain and treating side effects of chemo however it's benefits are clear.
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