Cancer and Medical Marijuana

Cancer and Medical Marijuana

One of the most frightening things in the world is a cancer diagnosis. One of the first questions that come to mind after receiving the news is treatment and what options are available to you.

The two common treatments for many different types of cancer are chemotherapy and radiation. However, there has been ground breaking evidence that medical marijuana can be used in conjunction with these treatments and help subdue cancer’s painful side effects. Promising studies have also shown that medical marijuana can help treat breast, cervical, brain, leukemia, lung, and prostate cancer, among others, in addition to helping with pain. From the use of medical marijuana, cervical and lung cancer cell invasion is slowed, and the cannabinoids found in marijuana inhibits tumor growth in leukemia and breast cancer. In addition to its use, there is a significant reduction in pain. Medical marijuana is a great option that can go hand in hand with chemotherapy or radiation.

If you suffer from cancer or are currently receiving cancer treatment and would like to use marijuana for pain cessation and/or treatment, you are eligible to apply for a medical marijuana identification card per the state guidelines. To find out if medical marijuana is the right treatment for you, speak to your oncologist and a naturopathic doctor who specializes in cancer treatment.

As a qualifying patient, you must also get written certification from a doctor licensed to practice medicine in the State of Arizona. Dr. Burns offers medical marijuana evaluations and can help patients gain safe access to marijuana for the treatment of a variety of conditions.

Call The Bienetre Center and schedule an appointment with Dr. Burns for your medical marijuana evaluation today.