Breast cancer is a disease in which cells in the breast or breasts grow out of control, and there are a variety of different types of breast cancer. Approximately 300,000 people each year are diagnosed with breast cancer in the United States alone. Breast cancer can begin in different areas of the breast, and early detection is vital to the success of beating breast cancer.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and in conjunction with that, we’ve written this article about some of the different ways that medical marijuana could help while you’re undergoing breast cancer treatments.
It’s important to note that medical marijuana isn’t a treatment for breast cancer, nor is it a cure, and you should always speak to your doctor or healthcare provider before using medical marijuana if you’re currently undergoing any medical treatments. However, many people across the United States are using medical marijuana in conjunction with cancer treatment. Below we’ll look at why.
How Are People Using Medical Marijuana to Assist Them During Breast Cancer Treatment?
When people use medical marijuana in conjunction with traditional cancer treatments, they’re using it to help manage the cancer symptoms, cancer treatment side-effects, and other challenges that they may face because of their breast cancer.
Some of the most common reasons people use medical marijuana during cancer treatments are:
- To help manage pain, joint and muscle aches, headaches, general discomfort, and stiffness.
- To help manage stress and worry, which leads to anxiety: a serious mental health condition affecting up to 40 million Americans each year.
- To help with insomnia and getting a healthy amount of sleep.
- To help with nausea, vomiting, and loss of appetite, which are all common side-effects associated with chemotherapy.
Surveys suggest that as much as 40% of people who are diagnosed with breast cancer use medical marijuana to assist with treatment side-effects or breast cancer symptoms. In addition, of those who chose to use medical marijuana in conjunction with their breast cancer treatment, 75% said that they found medical marijuana to be helpful.
Chemotherapy is one of the most common treatments for breast cancer. Unfortunately, chemotherapy itself can be quite draining to your health both physically and mentally. Managing the side effects associated with chemotherapy is often the number one priority for many breast cancer patients who are trying to maintain as much normality in their life as possible.
For many people, choosing to use medical marijuana can feel like an intimidating step, but with the right advice, the entire process can be accomplished relatively easily. Medical marijuana has come a long way over the last decade, with a variety of different products and delivery methods available to choose from.
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More clinical trials are needed before we can make any definitive medical claims about how medical marijuana is helping patients with breast cancer. Still, the future is looking bright. If you are tired of suffering through the negative side-effects associated with breast cancer treatments, then perhaps medical marijuana could be just what you’re looking for.
If you have a qualifying condition and are looking to get your Medical Marijuana Card, we encourage you to book a 100% risk-free evaluation with one of our compassionate board-certified Marijuana Doctors.
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