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Palliative Care

A hunger for hunger: a review of palliative therapies for cancer-associated anorexia.

By | Anorexia, Behavioral Health, Feeding and Eating Disorders, Palliative Care

Authors: Daniel S. Childs, Aminah Jatoi
Annals of Palliative Medicine, January 2019

Cancer-associated anorexia, or loss of appetite, is prevalent, distressing to patients and their families, and associated with poorer outcomes in patients with advanced cancer. A well-defined therapeutic strategy remains to be defined. We present here a review of appetite loss…

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The medical necessity for medicinal cannabis: prospective, observational study evaluating the treatment in cancer patients on supportive or palliative care.

By | Cancer, Palliative Care

Authors: Gil Bar-Sela, Marina Vorobeichik, Saher Drawsheh, Anat Omer, Victoria Goldberg, Ella Muller
Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2013

BACKGROUND: Cancer patients using cannabis report better influence from the plant extract than from synthetic products. However, almost all the research conducted to date has been performed with synthetic products. We followed patients with a medicinal cannabis license to eval…

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