What is Cancer?
Cancer is a disease in which abnormal cells divide rapidly, spreading into and destroying surrounding body tissues. There are many different types of cancers.
Each individual cancer patient has a unique development of the disease. As the cancer progressively advances, additional changes happen to the DNA of the patient. Patients tend to be in large amounts of pain as their cancer tumors grow due to either the tumor pressing on their nerves and organs or the release of chemicals from the tumor.
Cancer pain can be light, achy, sharp or burning. The pain can happen in waves or can be constant or sporadic. Pain can be categorized as mild, moderate or severe. The level of pain depends on the type of cancer, how advanced, where it is located and on the patient’s pain tolerance. Controlling cancer pains is an essential part of treatment.
How Can Medical Marijuana Help with Cancer?
Medical marijuana may help fight cancerous cells and slow their spread within the body. It can also help with the symptoms of cancer and the common side effects of other traditional cancer treatment options by:
- Controlling nausea
- Increasing appetite
- Reducing chronic Pain / neuropathy
How Can I Get My Card to Start Using Medical Marijuana for My Condition?
If you are a Texas resident and you believe that you may have a qualifying condition, then medical marijuana may be a good option for you. If you are interested in getting your medical marijuana card, schedule online today or give us a call at 240-356-1000. We make obtaining your card easy!