A Cannabis Compass for the Cancer Journey

Continued Education Session | CNNC 2020


Oncology and Quality of Life

How can Cannabis provide quality of life for a cancer patient with an emphasis on restoring joy - and a fulfilling sex life during cancer?

The value of Cannabis used for symptom management, including pain, anorexia, depression and sexual issues will be explored with expert experience and case studies overview.

Oncology Nurse Navigation has demonstrated benefits for patients at risk for or diagnosed with cancer. Benefits include shorter time to diagnosis and treatment, increased patient and caregiver knowledge, better adherence to care, and improved quality of life. Now these navigators have an additional tool; Cannabis.


Penny Daugherty, RN, MS, OCN, ONN-CG

Penny Daugherty is a Gynecologic Oncology Nurse Navigator (ONN) at Northside Hospital Cancer Institute in Atlanta, GA and also works with Head and Neck patients needing ONN services. She served as Clinical Research Director of Southeastern Gynecologic Oncology for 10 years and participated in the National ONS team to create Core Competencies for Clinical Trial Nurses.