People with cancer frequently experience symptoms from the cancer itself and the side effects of the cancer treatments. Medical cannabis can provide relief from the day-to-day afflictions from cancer, chemotherapy, and radiation, without drug interactions and other side effects. Matthew Brimberry, MD, and the team at Texas Cannabis Clinic offer medical cannabis to cancer patients in and around Austin, Houston, Arlington, San Antonio, and the entire state of Texas through telemedicine. To learn about medical cannabis for cancer treatments, book a telehealth appointment today.
Cancer is a disease where some of the body’s cells grow uncontrollably and spread to other parts of the body.
The human body is made up of trillions of cells. Those cells grow and multiply through a process of cell division. As they multiply, new cells are formed where the body needs them. Over time, cells grow old or become damaged and die off, then the body creates new cells to take their place.
Cancer begins when something goes wrong in the cell making process, and the body keeps making new cells, while the old, damaged, or abnormal cells don’t die off as they should. As the cancer cells grow out of control, they can begin to crowd out the normal cells, keeping them from working properly.
There are two main types of cancers, hematologic or blood cancers, like leukemia and lymphoma, and solid tumor cancers, which affect any other organs or tissues. The most common tumor cancers are breast, prostate, and lung cancer.
Cannabis treatment methods generally focus on reducing symptoms and improving treatment tolerability.
Medical cannabis can be an effective treatment for cancer patients who experience chronic pain, insomnia, nausea, and vomiting. Animal studies show that cannabinoids can prevent neuropathic pain, which can be a debilitating and permanent side effect of chemotherapy.
Additionally, the low likelihood of drug interaction between medical cannabis and chemo and radiation means that cannabis can be used with most cancer treatments.
While up to 75% of cancer patients are interested in learning about cannabis from their oncologists and nurses, many oncologists feel unprepared to discuss cannabis as a treatment option. At the Texas Cannabis Clinic, our team focuses on safe and effective ways to use cannabis to alleviate symptoms, allowing your oncologist to focus on fighting your cancer.
To learn what medical cannabis can do for you, book a telehealth appointment with Texas Cannabis Clinic today.