This study aims to understand the attitudes toward marijuana in HNC patients.
A 17-question questionnaire regarding medical marijuana (MM) was distributed to HNC patients at a tertiary cancer center.
63 HNC patients completed the questionnaire. Patients that had used or were using marijuana described benefit with symptoms of headache, pain, nausea, and loss of appetite. 83% of all patients considered marijuana as treatment for cancer related pain and 67% as treatment for cancer related anxiety. About 70% of patients actively undergoing cancer treatment believed marijuana medications would help with symptoms during treatment.
By understanding how HNC patients perceive MM, HNC teams may be able to prescribe and educate their patients on MM.