Supporting Cancer Patients with Medical Cannabis
CBD and THC both act on receptors throughout the body, and have been used to help support cancer patients suffering from conditions besides chronic pain.
Nausea and vomiting
As a common side effect of chemotherapy, nausea and vomiting has a significant impact on patients’ quality of life and can lead to extreme weight loss and fatigue. Some studies suggest that cannabinoids can be more effective than traditional anti-sickness medication for treating nausea4.
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Cachexia, or the loss of fat and muscle, is often accompanied by extreme fatigue and weakness. Some patients find that THC can help to stimulate appetite and encourage weight gain.
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A common complication of chemotherapy, neuropathy (or nerve damage) can cause a feeling of weakness, as well as numbness or burning in the hands or feet. Evidence suggests that short-term, low doses of THC can provide relief from neuropathy5.