Using Cannabis to Treat Cancer

Preclinical lab studies have shown promising results when involving cannabis’s effect on cancer. In certain types of cancer, THC damaged or killed cancer cells or helped block the development of tumours. CBD has also showed similar results in breast cancer cells, while having limited effect on healthy cells.

In addition to these promising details, medical cannabis benefits inflammation, pain relief and can stimulate appetite. The FDA has also approved two cannabinoid drugs for treating nausea and vomiting related to chemotherapy.

Typical Cancer Treatment Options

After cancer is diagnosed it is typically treated with one or all of the following: surgery, chemotherapy or radiation therapy. With over two hundred types of cancer in existence, each treatment may vary drastically from the next. Even the same cancer in different patients may be treated differently. An oncologist, a doctor who specializes in treating cancer, will determine what plan may work best for the patient.

  • Chemotherapy:

    is a treatment involving powerful drugs that attack and destroy cancer cells, but may also weaken the human body in other areas.

  • Radiation therapy:

    uses radiation to damage cancer cells, but can also affect healthy cells.

  • Surgery:

    the treatment of cancer by incision or manipulation, especially with instruments.

Cancer can be a difficult illness to treat. Apollo has helped many patients suffering from cancer and the side effects of chemotherapy. We look forward to helping you on your path to recovery.

If you would like to book a free appointment, there is no referral needed. We offer virtual/telephone appointments from the comfort of your own home. To learn more or book your appointment, you can call us at 1-877-560-9195 or fill out a form here.

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