Understanding the Relationship Between Cancer & Medicinal Cannabis

Note: The information given on this page is not medical advice and should not be relied on in this way. Individuals seeking medical advice on this issue should consult a licensed health professional.

Cancer, and cancer-related symptoms, can be managed through a variety of methods, approaches and modalities. The disease itself affects people in many different ways, and so effective treatment for symptoms often varies from patient to patient.

As further research continues to emerge regarding the efficacy of medicinal cannabis as a viable cancer symptom treatment, there is particular emphasis on investigating how cannabis interacts with our cannabinoid system in regards to cancer symptoms such as:

  • Chronic pain
  • Loss of appetite
  • Anxiety
  • Inflammation
  • Nausea
  • Insomnia
  • Damage to nerves

Cannabis cancer symptom treatment – what the research tells us

The purpose of these ongoing studies regarding medicinal cannabis as a potential treatment option for cancer symptoms, is to provide some relief from the side effects that stem from chemotherapy, as well as during palliative care.

While most of the regulations are standard across Australia, some states differ – but they must all fall within the TGA guidelines. Firstly, regardless of where you live in Australia, only Australian-registered medical practitioners can provide a schedule 4 or 8 controlled substances prescription for a patient.

Book a telehealth appointment online at Balnce

Balnce uses telehealth services to connect doctors with people living with cancer in Australia, as well as patients experiencing conditions such as PTSDinsomniaepilepsy and migraines.

The doctor will assess your condition and prescribe whatever treatment they deem most appropriate for your specific circumstances. Balnce’s doctors are experienced in prescribing medicinal cannabis.

During your online telehealth consultation, the doctor will ask you questions about your medical history to gain a clear understanding of your condition. Feel free to ask questions throughout the consultation process – Balnce telehealth services are confidential.

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