Talking with Your Doctor About the Use of Medical Cannabis to Treat Breast Cancer Symptoms


Thursday October 27, 2021 at 2pm EDT | 1pm CDT | 11am PDT Learn everything you’ve wanted to know about medical cannabis for breast cancer symptoms and side effects, and have your questions answered.

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Event Overview:

Dr. Weiss will explain why cancer patients have been taking medical cannabis to manage their symptoms or treatment side effects. She’ll discuss her study findings on how it’s being used, and where the gaps are in both research and in doctor-patient dialogue about medical cannabis. The presentation will benefit everyone who is curious about what to expect when using medical cannabis to treat symptoms.

  1. Why people are using medical cannabis before, during, or after treatment for breast cancer
  2. Why it’s so important to talk with your doctor about using cannabis
  3. How to advocate for yourself if your doctor isn’t knowledgeable or supportive of medical cannabis to treat symptoms
  4. What to know about cannabis delivery methods and safety for people with breast cancer

Dr. Weiss’ presentation will be followed by a panel discussion with medical cannabis patients and caregivers using these treatment options for their breast cancer.

Key Learning Objectives:

  • Understand what medical cannabis is used for
  • Learn about medical cannabis safety and side effects
  • Get the information you need to ask your doctor about medical cannabis to treat symptoms

Who Should Attend:

People who have cancer and their loved ones, advocacy organizations, and healthcare providers


Marisa Weiss, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer | Director of Breast Radiation Oncology and Breast Health Outreach | Lankenau Medical Center

Marisa C. Weiss, M.D. is the founder and chief medical officer of, the world’s leading online resource for expert medical and personal information on breast health and breast cancer — reaching 153 million people globally over the past 20 years. A breast oncologist with more than 35 years of active practice in the Philadelphia region, Dr. Weiss is regarded as a visionary advocate for her innovative and steadfast approach to informing and empowering individuals to protect their breast health and overcome the challenges of breast cancer. Dr. Weiss is the author of four critically acclaimed books on breast cancer and breast health: Living Beyond Breast Cancer and Living Well Beyond Breast Cancer, coauthored with her mother, Ellen Weiss (1998, 2010); Taking Care of Your “Girls:” A Breast Health Guide for Girls, Teens, and In-Betweens, coauthored with her daughter, Isabel Friedman (2008); and 7 Minutes!: How to Get the Most from Your Doctor Visit (2007). A renowned leader in the field of breast cancer, Dr. Weiss is frequently called on by the media as a subject matter expert and respected voice of breast cancer patients. She has been a repeat guest on NBC’s TODAY Show, NPR, CNN’s medical features, The Dr. Oz Show and more. Dr. Weiss is a member of the Center for Disease Control’s Federal Advisory Committee on Breast Cancer in Young Women. Dr. Weiss currently practices at Lankenau Medical Center, part of Main Line Health, a five-hospital health system in the suburbs of Philadelphia, where she serves as director of breast radiation oncology and director of breast health outreach. She also served on the National Cancer Institute Director’s Consumer Liaison Group for seven years. In 2019, Dr. Weiss was honored by the Main Line Chamber of Commerce with the Helena Devereux Women in Leadership Award for her outstanding work in the areas of business excellence, community service, exceptional leadership, and the advancement of all people.

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