Alternative Treatments for Cancer-Related Symptoms

Alternative Treatments for Cancer-Related Symptoms

From managing cancer-related pain and alleviating nausea caused by chemotherapy. To anxiety related to the diagnosis to end-of-life relief. While medical cannabis is not a cure for treating cancer, studies show success when it is used alongside traditional treatments.

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For patients navigating the complexities of a cancer diagnosis and the impact it has on their lives and loved ones, alternative treatments could provide much-needed relief. Traditional approaches include surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy, with severe side effects, so many patients turn to cannabis-based treatments to help manage their symptoms.

How Can Cannabis-Based Treatments Help?

Studies show that CBD and THC within cannabis may lead to pain relief in patients experiencing negative side effects from chemotherapy treatment.* The stress-relieving properties within CBD may also help cancer patients who are suffering from anxiety, and sleep disorders.


Of patients using medicinal cannabis experienced no vomiting and nausea with chemotherapy treatment.


Reported a decrease in pain after consuming medical cannabis in US patients.


of patients using cannabis-based treatments did not have to use rescue medications after a chemotherapy cycle.

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25. 08. 2023

A full guide to medical cannabis and cancer

As public interest in medical cannabis continues to grow, so does the number of people intrigued by its potential medical benefits. However, the abundance of information available online can often leave the general public perplexed, even frustrated, particularly when it comes to understanding cannabis as a potential complementary treatment option for cancer.

22. 09. 2023

A guide to UK medical cannabis cards for cancer patients

While medical cannabis should never be viewed as a straight-out cure to cancer, it has long been recognised as an effective treatment option, and a powerful addition to any holistic cancer treatment plan to help manage the symptoms of cancer and the side effects of some of its treatments. Holding a medical card is not a legal requirement here in the UK, but it is a great way to ensure that patients are protected and safe from any legal issues.

22. 08. 2023

How to take medical cannabis for cancer pain

Cancer pain is one symptom of cancer that can most negatively affect the quality of life of cancer patients, which is why there is so much research being conducted to find new, complementary treatments. An increasing amount of that research is focusing on the potential benefits of medical cannabis, and the results so far are certainly encouraging.

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Whilst in no way a cure for cancer, the versatility of medical cannabis allows it to be a suitable treatment across a whole range of symptoms associated with cancer treatment. From chemotherapy related nausea and vomiting, to neuropathy, to radiation burns from radiotherapy among others - medical cannabis has the versatility to supplement the ongoing treatment of symptoms.

Dr David Tang

Medical Director

Common cancer related symptoms


Appetite loss





Sleep disturbance


Trouble breathing

Unexplained weight loss



It's important to note that these symptoms are general and may not be exclusive to any specific cancer related condition. Consulting with a healthcare professional is crucial for accurate diagnosis and tailored treatment plans based on individual needs.

Common cancer related conditions

Chemotherapy induced vomiting

Pain management

Cancer related anxiety

Cancer related depression

If you’re looking for an alternative to conventional medicine, cannabis-based treatments could be the answer to restore your quality of life. The first step is to find out if you’re eligible.
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