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Cannabis and Cancer The benefits of Consumption


The Science Behind Cannabis and Cancer


Anti-Tumor Properties

Studies show that active compounds in cannabis, such as THC  have anti-tumor properties and can inhibit cancer cell growth.

Appetite Stimulation

Cannabis can help stimulate the appetite of cancer patients undergoing treatment, which is important to maintain weight and strength.

Pain Management

Cannabis can help alleviate pain associated with cancer and cancer treatments, making it an effective alternative to traditional painkillers.

Anxiety Relief

Cannabis can help ease feelings of anxiety and depression among cancer patients, providing much-needed emotional support.


Managing Chemotherapy Side Effects with  and Vomiting

Cannabis can alleviate symptoms of nausea and vomiting associated with chemotherapy, allowing patients to maintain a healthier diet and higher quality

of life.

Pain

Cannabis can help alleviate pain and inflammation caused by chemotherapy, which can be especially important for patients

with bone cancer.

Fatigue

Cannabis can help improve energy levels and reduce fatigue, helping cancer patients to feel more alert and productive

throughout the day.


Different Methods of Cannabis Consumption

Smoking/Vaping

Smoking or vaping cannabis is one of the most popular methods of consumption. It offers fast relief, but can be harsh on the lungs.

Edibles

Edibles offer a discreet and convenient way to consume cannabis, and are often preferred by patients who don't want to smoke. However, they can take a long time to take effect.

Tinctures/Oils

Cannabis oils and tinctures are a quick and easy way to consume cannabis, providing fast and effective relief. They are also easy to dose, making it simple to consume the correct amount.

Topicals

Cannabis-infused topicals, such as creams and balms, offer localized relief for pain and inflammation, and are often used to help manage skin irritation caused by radiation therapy.


Medical Cannabis vs Traditional Cancer Medications

Side Effects

Traditional cancer medications can cause a range of unpleasant side effects, such as nausea, vomiting, and fatigue. Medical cannabis, on the other hand, has fewer side effects and can be easier on the body.

Effectiveness

Studies have shown that medical cannabis can be just as effective as traditional cancer medications, particularly in managing pain and improving quality of life for cancer patients.

Cost

Medical cannabis can be more expensive than traditional cancer medications, particularly for patients who don't have insurance coverage. However, the cost may be worth it for patients who want to avoid unpleasant side effects.


Less Side Effects with Medical Cannabis

Medical cannabis has been shown to have fewer side effects than traditional cancer medications. Specifically:

Nausea and Vomiting

 Cannabis can help reduce

feelings of nausea and vomiting, which are common side effects of traditional cancer medications.

Pain  

Cannabis can help manage

pain caused by cancer and cancer treatments, without the unpleasant side effects of traditional painkillers.

3 Anxiety

Cannabis can help alleviate feelings of anxiety and depression, which are common among cancer patients.

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