Our team at Cannabis Therapy have put this article together to highlight the benefits of cannabis oil for lung cancer treatment. Lung cancer is the second most common type of cancer that is diagnosed in South Africa. Lung cancer is typically treated in South Africa using a combination of chemotherapy and other targeted therapies, but there is strong supporting evidence that their are benefits of cannabis oil for lung cancer treatment.
Several small, limited studies suggest it may help stop cancer growth. Meanwhile, the oil is already being used to manage cancer symptoms and the side effects of cancer treatments.
Before getting into the specific benefits of cannabis oil, it’s important to understand the different types of cannabis oil that are available.
Cannabis and hemp plants contain different cannabinoids. These are chemical components that have some effect on you when consumed.
The two most common cannabinoids are THC and CBD. Most tinctures, oils, and cannabis products today contain some ratio of THC and CBD.
THC is the one that produces the “high” most people associate with cannabis. CBD, on the other hand, is typically used for therapeutic purposes.
When choosing a cannabis oil, make sure to carefully look at the label so you know what ratio of THC to CBD you’re getting.
While there’s not enough evidence to suggest that cannabis oil can cure cancer, it may offer relief from a range of lung cancer symptoms, including:
- nerve pain
Cannabis oil, including THC and CBD products, might also help manage the side effects of conventional cancer treatments, such as:
- reduced appetite