In this Hope With Answers℠ video, you will learn the answers to these questions:
- How can CBD be used for lung cancer patients?
- How should a patient approach this topic with their doctor?
- What do we still NOT know about CBD and lung cancer?
- What about drug interactions?
CBD and Lung Cancer Symptoms
CBD works best to help with the symptoms of lung cancer. It can help with:
- Lack of appetite
THC, on the other hand, has limited benefits for lung cancer patients.
How to Talk to Your Doctor About Trying CBD
In states where it is legal, a lung cancer patient does not need to consult their doctor to be able to purchase CBD products. However, the doctor could provide the patient with a card that allows the patient to purchase CBD products at a reduced price. Doctors will not prescribe CBD products.
What Don’t We Know?
There is not enough data available at this time to know what strains of CBD work best, what a good dosage amount would be, how often to take CBD, etc.
It is easy to overdose on CBD products, so a slow and careful approach is wise.
It is never a good idea for a lung cancer patient to use a CBD product that is smoked or vaped. Products taken orally or oils that can be applied topically are better options.
Since CBD is a drug, it is a good idea to discuss any possible interactions between CBD products and any other medication a lung cancer patient might be taking as a treatment for their lung cancer. Doctors and pharmacists are good choices to go to for advice.