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At this time, therefore, there is not enough evidence to recommend that patients use cannabis oil as a treatment for ovarian cancer.
If you’re considering using cannabis oil, it’s also important to know the risks:
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The cannabis plant produces a resin that contains various substances, including cannabinoids, which may have medicinal value. Cannabis has been shown to kill cancer cells in the laboratory and there are currently many research projects worldwide exploring whether its properties could be harnessed to help stem the growth of malignant tumours. Several of these studies are summarised in this Nature Reviews Cancer report.
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I have no personal experience but I know that anyone who is thinking of trying it MUST check with their consultant first. This is to ensure it doesn’t contradict any treatment that the patient is on.
Ovarian cancer and CBD oil
Cbd is only any good as a pain killer, some people have been using it for years me included..
As far as any body knows no tests have been done to check on anything else. Thares also a risk of different side effects maybe some of them bad. Check with oncologist before trying.
Hi Paul, Are you meaning to treat the cancer, or manage symptoms? Some people certainly swear by CBD for pain or chemotherapy induced nausea. Others I’ve spoken to don’t find it effective at all. It also has a huge variability in what dose can be effective and needs to be slowly increased over a few weeks. There are a few potential interactions with other medications so you would need to discuss with treating oncologist.
The trick, depending on the symptom, is in finding the right balance between the two most commonly used cannabinoids, the right dosage, and the right delivery method. People can inhale cannabis; take it orally via lozenges, sprays, edibles or capsules; absorb it through their skin with a cream; or take it rectally. Each delivery method varies in terms of the onset and duration of relief and comes with its own considerations and contraindications.
When taking orally, such as through CBD oil, the general rule is to start with a low dosage and very gradually increase as needed. As of now, there are no well-established dosing guidelines for CBD. If well tolerated by the patient, oral ingestion can be particularly helpful with relieving chronic pain, though it is important to keep in mind there may be psychoactive effects. A CBD dosage of 5-20mg/day may provide some benefit, and it may be helpful to take throughout the day – for example, if taking 10mg in total, divide into doses of 3mg three times per day, or 5mg twice per day.
Cannabis is a plant from the Cannabaceae family and it has been used medicinally since before written history. Its first recorded use can be traced back 3,500 years ago in Egypt and in 1 st and 2 nd century China, though it was only introduced to western medicine in the 1840’s as an antidote to rabies. In 1937, it was effectively banned in the U.S. via a very high tax, and in 1970, cannabis was given Schedule 1 classification indicating “high risk abuse, with no accepted medical use.”
The Cannabis plant has many properties that either interact with the cannabinoid receptors in our bodies or share chemical similarities with our own system, among them pain relief, anti-anxiety, anti-seizure, anti-nausea, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anti-tumor, as well as neuroprotective effects. The most studied of the cannabinoids are THC and CBD. THC has a strong effect on our nervous system, but weak on our immune, and has psychoactive effects. CBD, on the other hand, has both weak effects on our nervous and immune systems, without psychoactive effects.
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