CBD oil and it’s use in cancer treatment
Hi Everyone: I am preparing for a treatment regimen that includes both chemo and radiation therapy for uterine cancer. I have been trying to get specific info about the use of CBD oil for the treatment side effects but am overwhelmed and confused by all the information on the internet. Can any of you, who have experience in this issue, offer me some guidelines? Thank you, in advance.
I find that many doctors aren’t OK with CBD/THC because they don’t know anything about it. Last Monday, the NJ Department of Health Commissioner gave a talk at the Rutgers Medical School about Medical Marijuana and he says they’re trying to get as many doctors to sign to dispense it as possible because it is very beneficial for many different ailments, including cancer and including nausea and loss of appetite resulting from chemo. Your doctor is legally allowed to recommend it for you. Then you have to find someone who knows what dose you should take. I’ve done a lot of research on this on my own. My advice is to visit the NJ Department of Health’s Medical Marijuana website and check out their lists of physicians and alternative treatment centers. Call some of the physicians and talk to them. Then get whoever you think might be helpful to you to talk to your doctor.
I’m currently being treated for MM, diagnosed May 2016. I talked to my oncologist about using CBD oil and was told they have no info on how it would effect my cancer. So I tried it. It has certainly helped with anxiety. During routine CT scans in the past I had tiny tumors on my liver (they suspected recurrence of colon cancer). Since I started using CBD oil after 2-3 months, I had another CT scan and the tumors on my liver are gone! The oncologist had said my current chemo treatments would not have effected these tumors and they don’t understand how they could be gone after all this time. I do….. cbd oil and lots of prayers for healing. It’s worth a try.
I have terrible neuropathy in my hands and feet from chemo. After seven months and different medications I haven’t found any relief. My daughter purchased CBD Butter which I’ve been using for the past couple weeks which seems to help with the pain in my hands. I am trying to locate a source in my state for the CBD oil; I got no where when I asked my oncologist.
I too have done a lot of research on the healing properties of cannibus. My oncologist doesn’t want me to smoke it but is ok with edibles. They really do help. CBD has a lot of information but works better with a small amount of THC. It doesn’t alter my mind like pain pills and helps me to sleep better at night. You might want to give it a try…
I started with Gabapentin. When that wasn’t working I was prescribed Lyrica which didn’t work either. Now I’m back to Gabapentin with the dosage increased. I wasn’t aware that you can combine Lyrica and Gabapentin. How is the dosage for each? How often are you taking each medication?
Diagnosed with Foll. NHL transformed to DLBC NHL last August. Dis R-Chop for 6 cycles and now am on 17 treatments of radiation. I am from a state where medical marijuana is legal, and so got my authorization from my oncology Nurse Practitioner. Neither the oncology folks nor my primary care doc seem enthusiastic about cannabis, but I have found it very helpful for sleep and occasionally for nausea. I use the THC tincture and half a dropper (maybe 10mg) each night….a real help to let me sleep all night.