Matt Arensdorf

Dr. Ross Camidge

In this Hope With Answers℠ video, you will learn the answers to these questions:

  1. How can CBD be used for lung cancer patients?
  2. How should a patient approach this topic with their doctor?
  3. What do we still NOT know about CBD and lung cancer?
  4. 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
  • Insomnia
  • Pain
  • Nausea

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.

Drug Interactions

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.