Radiation Therapy

Medical Marijuana for Radiation Therapy


Radiation therapy (also called radiation oncology) is a common type of cancer treatment that uses x-rays or radionuclides to destroy cancer cells. This treatment method can ease cancer symptoms, control cancer and even cure cancer. However, it also comes with negative side effects, such as nausea and vomiting, loss of appetite and pain. Although recent advances have resulted in new medications to help ease the side effects of radiation therapy, many patients prefer medical marijuana as a natural alternative medicine to treat these symptoms.

Countless studies have shown that marijuana is effective for lessening the effects of cancer and radiation treatment. For example, the Office of National Drug Control Policy commissioned the Institute of Medicine (IOM) to assess the potential risks and health benefits of marijuana, and the IOM reported that the cannabinoids found in cannabis relieve pain, control nausea and vomiting, and stimulate the appetite.

Medical Marijuana is an affordable, natural alternative that has helped thousands of cancer patients just like you prevent nausea, vomiting, weight loss, and pain associated with radiation therapy. If you are planning on or currently undergoing radiation therapy and would like to find out if medical marijuana is the right treatment for you, Marijuana Doctors.com can help. We can connect you with hundreds of quality marijuana doctors across the country in all legal marijuana states and ensure you are in compliance with your state laws. Book an appointment today and let us help improve your quality of life!

* as always please be sure to consult with a health professional to assess the risks and rewards of adding medicinal cannabis to your treatment program.