Therefore, putting two significant C-words together—cancer and cannabis—is probably arousing your interest.
The cannabis plant is known to contain various chemicals that have proven to be beneficial for cancer symptoms. It has been used to treat nausea, inflammation, and pain in cancer patients. Research has also shown that there is future potential to stop the growth of cancer cells with the help of cannabis.
Here’s all that a cancer patient needs to know the impact of cannabis on cancer symptoms.
Cannabis for Elevating Mood in Cancer Patients
Apart from the physical tenacity the disease requires of the patient, it also places an overbearing strain on their mood. In fact, a patient’s mood is the first thing that’s affected when they learn about the diagnosis, until they begin chemotherapy.
You’ll be asked to intake fistfuls of pills and endure endless treatments and tests, but all of that will deplete your positive energy before it leads to improvements in your condition. Contrary to popular belief, the most the medicines can do is lead to (even if only slight) improvements in cancer symptoms. Unfortunately, these prescription drugs will not address your mood conditions—in fact, they’ll be counter-restorative.
Cannabis, on the other hand, has the potential to restore positive emotions, lead to emotional wellbeing and revive your spirit. It’s truly healing to be able to laugh, enjoy a joke, or cry over something other than your pain, knowing all the while that this disease has become second nature to you.
Cannabis for Alleviating Nausea and Improving Appetite
The biggest trauma that cancer patients go through is seeing their cheeks become hollow, their arms shrink to sticks, and their scalp going bald with hair loss. The resulting nausea and loss of appetite are two major symptoms that cancer patients deal with. Hence, anything that serves to improve these symptoms is considered miraculous for the disease.
Chemotherapy is a horror story that every cancer patient lives through and nausea and appetite-loss are the two most-commonly occurring consequences of it. Cannabis is the only anti-nausea medicine known to scientists so far that doesn’t compromise on appetite. In fact, it even increases patients’ appetites. Research is showing that cannabis is becoming increasingly popular for pediatric cancer.