In Events, Survivors

Medical cannabis is a topic multiple survivors have asked us to explore. In this month’s Teal Talk, MOCA Community Support Program Manager Stefanie Gliniany shares how you can join us to learn more about medical cannabis and its use in ovarian cancer care.

Are you curious about medical cannabis? I hope you’ll join us for MOCA’s next virtual Living Well meeting, Wednesday, October 26 at 6 p.m. We will be discussing medical cannabis and ovarian cancer, a topic we’ve received a lot of questions about lately.

According to the National Cancer Institute, “cannabis and cannabinoids have been studied as ways to manage side effects of cancer and cancer therapies.” Some of those side effects include nausea and vomiting, loss of appetite, pain, anxiety and sleep disturbances.

During our Living Well meeting, we’ll hear from Dr. Stacy D’Andre of Mayo Clinic. Dr. D’Andre is a board-certified medical oncologist with a special interest in integrative medicine, medical cannabis and medicinal mushrooms.

Dr. D’Andre will discuss how medical cannabis is used, when not to use it and other important considerations. Following Dr. D’Andre’s presentation, we will have a Q & A session, so feel free to send your questions to me before our event at sgliniany@mnovarian.org. You’ll also be able to use the chat feature during our program.

As always, our Living Well meetings are free! Survivors, loved ones and caregivers are invited. You can register to join us on October 26th, here.