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No Relief Yet for Brutal Oral Cancer Pain, but Cannabinoids May Offer Some Hope

Many cancer patients endure severe pain and, by far, one of the most excruciating pain conditions is caused by oral cancer, for which even the strongest available pain medications are largely ineffective. One of the nation's leading oral cancer treating clinicians, speaking at the American Pain Society's annual meeting, said he believes that while prospects for major treatment advances remain bleak, a new cannabinoid-based medication may have some promise for providing meaningful pain relief.
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