Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine / 2013 / Article / Tab 2

Research Article

The Medical Necessity for Medicinal Cannabis: Prospective, Observational Study Evaluating the Treatment in Cancer Patients on Supportive or Palliative Care

Table 2

Changes in degree of cancer-related symptoms or oncology treatment side effects among patients with continuous cannabis use.

GradeFirst interviewSecond interview

Nausea034 (32%)73 (69%)
1-269 (65%)29 (27%)
3-43 (3%)4 (4%)
Vomiting073 (69%)98 (92%)
1-233 (31%)8 (8%)
Mood disorders06 (6%)48 (46%)
1-279 (74%)49 (46%)
321 (20%)9 (8%)
Fatigue03 (3%)48 (45%)
1-247 (44%)53 (50%)
3-456 (53%)5 (5%)
Weight loss035 (33%)71 (67%)
1-266 (62%)35 (33%)
35 (5%)0
Anorexia034 (32%)72 (68%)
1-269 (65%)29 (27%)
3-43 (3%)5 (5%)
Constipation045 (42%)71 (67%)
1-254 (51%)32 (30%)
37 (7%)3 (3%)
Sexual function026 (25%)51 (48%)
1-230 (28%)18 (17%)
350 (47%)37 (35%)
Sleep disorders021 (20%)59 (56%)
1-274 (70%)38 (36%)
3-411 (10%)9 (8%)
Itching072 (68%)90 (85%)
1-230 (28%)15 (14%)
34 (4%)1 (1%)
Pain020 (19%)44 (42%)
1-232 (31%)36 (34%)
3-454 (51%)26 (25%)

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