Cancer Integrative Treatments
Medical Marijuana for Cancer Pain
Cancer is an insidious disease. It can sneak up on anyone, and usually no one is the wiser until tumors have had a chance to develop and grow.
Patients with cancer often experience serious health complications depending on its location, size, and type. This includes significant pain, seizures, stroke, and more.
Treating cancer is no picnic, either. Chemotherapy and radiation are commonly deployed to kill the cancer – and they usually kill healthy tissue as well, in addition to causing other serious side effects. Patients undergoing cancer treatment are often in pain, fatigued, and left with weakened immune systems that are vulnerable to additional illness and disease.
Integrative medicine offers help for those seeking to alleviate symptoms associated with cancer or its treatment. A host of evidence-based complementary therapies can help these patients, including medical marijuana. Cancer is a qualifying condition for medical marijuana treatment in the state of Ohio.
The Food and Drug Administration has not yet approved medical marijuana to treat cancer itself. However, in 2018, the FDA approved certain types of medical marijuana to treat the nausea and vomiting in cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy.
Cannabinoids, the chemical components of medical marijuana, offer relief from certain cancer symptoms and treatment side effects. For example, families, who have children experiencing uncontrolled seizures and pain from cancer, report successful use of medical marijuana to quell those byproducts of the disease.
Integrative Medicine Fairborn Ohio
Just because you have cancer doesn’t mean you have to suffer. Find out how integrative medicine therapies such as medical marijuana can help alleviate your symptoms and side effects of chemo and radiation therapy. Call InteCare Medical Clinic at (937) 874-5766 to schedule an appointment with Dr. David Zainey, or you can request an appointment online.