Insights on Metastatic Breast Cancer, Fall 2018
The Fall 2018 Insights on Metastatic Breast Cancer includes an article on medical marijuana, an increasingly available option for people struggling with side effects, but one that is not well understood. Medical marijuana is banned by the federal government, but many states now allow it. This article brings up some of the questions you should ask if you are interested in medical marijuana including legal concerns, how it could affect your job and whether it seems to help people with your side effects. It features interviews with Mellar P. Davis, MD, FCCP, FAAHPM, a medical oncologist with a specialty in hospice and palliative medicine at Geisinger Medical Center, and Joanna Morales, Esq, the CEO of Triage Cancer, as well as three women who have used medical marijuana for side effects.
This issue also includes a Q&A with Briana Sykes and Sasha Milicevic from the Facebook group MBC Advocacy and Support — open to all stages and allies! The group tries to encourage better communication between those diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer and those diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer.