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This website is operated by NYMMA, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving and advancing information about compassionate care treatments available through New York’s Compassionate Care Act.  The website is purely educational and aims to help individuals make informed decisions about compassionate care treatments.

Compassionate Care: Alternative Treatment for Cancer in New York


Cancer is abnormal cell growth occuring anywhere in the body. There are many types including cancers of the breast, brain, skin, lung, prostate, thyroid, bone and blood.

Cancer Symptoms

Symptoms of cancer vary widely but many people with cancer experience pain, nausea and weight loss that are helped by compassionate care treatments.

Get a Medical Card

The process starts by seeing a qualified physician to certify you for a medical card that can be used to obtain alternative treatments from a NY dispensary.

Compassionate Care Alternative Treatment Steps

Obtain certification from a qualified physician

Apply for your medical card online

Receive your medical card in the mail

Visit a dispensary to obtain medicine

Alternative Cancer Treatment

Alternative Cancer treatment available at dispensaries through the NY Compassionate Care Act decrease cancer assoicated-pain, muscle spasms, nausea and weight loss that may also be caused by cancer treatments. There is also limited evidence that Compassionate Care Treatments may have anti-tumor properties in some cases that can be helpful when used with conventional cancer treatment.

Qualifying for Cancer Treatment

If Conventional treatments for cancer related pain, muscle spasms, nausea or chemotherapy induced nausea or vomiting (CINV) don’t work, you may qualify for compassionate care treatment. Cancer treatment with compassionate care treatment available through the NY Compassionate Care Act should always be supervised closely by a qualified physician. This will help ensure the benefits of treatment are realized and the risks of side effects are reduced.

AvatarAbout the author: Dr. Michael Morgenstern is a double board certified neurologist and expert on alternative treatments available through the NY Compassionate Care Program. He is founder of NYMMA and has helped hundreds of patients with compassionate care treatments in Manhattan, Queens and Long Island. This website is part of a non-profit, the NYMMA that is set up to educate you about compassionate care treatments. It does not provide any services or products. Click here to learn more about our organization or feel free to contact us by email or phone.


The NYMMA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to improving and advancing compassionate care treatment in New York. NYMMAs aims to:


  • Increase awareness about compassionate care treatments
  • Publish content to inform patients about the benefits and risks of compassionate care
  • Educate physicians about the best practices for compassionate care
  • Collaborate with other groups to create publications that help patients, physicians and organizations to navigate complex rules and regulations related to compassionate care



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