Would this be good for a stage four cancer patient?

" She’s at home now with some hospice care.
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Hello,
I’m sorry for the suffering you and your family are enduring.
While the evolving literature continues to show the potential role cannabis may have in directly treating various cancers, cannabis’ role in improving the quality of life for cancer patients is incontrovertible. Cannabis can help reduce the nausea, anorexia and pain caused by the cancer itself and/or from its treatment. Cannabis can also improve mood and sleep, while reducing the anxiety and despair universally experienced by cancer patients with a poor prognosis.

Accordingly, I strongly recommend that you consider adding THC to the regimen. THC is essential in treating nausea, anorexia, anxiety, depression, insomnia and despair. Additionally a 1CBD:1THC oromucosal spray was recently approved in Canada for intractable cancer pain.

I would likely tailor a regimen involving a steady delivery of THC and CBD throughout the day, such as an edible; while also having a "rescue" treatment on standby, such as a vaporizer pen; and finally a nighttime product to help with sleep.
A reasonable regimen for many would be as follows:

drkim


Hello,
I am very sorry about the suffering you and your family are enduring.
While the evolving literature continuces to show the potential role cannabis may have in treating various cancers directly, cannabis’ role in improving the quality of life of cancer patients is incontrovertible. Cannabis should help reduce the nausea, anorexia and pain caused by the cancer itself and/or from its treatment. Cannabis ahould also improve mood and sleep, while reducing the anxiety and despair universally experienced by cancer patients with a poor prognosis.

Accordingly, I strongly recommend that you consider adding THC to the regimen. THC is essential for treating nausea, pain, anorexia, anxiety, depression, insomnia and despair. I would likely tailor a regimen involving a steady delivery of THC and CBD throughout the day, such as with an edible or oil; while also having a "rescue" treatment on standby, such as a vaporizer pen; and finally a nighttime product to help with sleep. A reasonable regimen for many would be as follows:

drkim


  1. https://kivaconfections.com/products/bars/espresso – which delivers 5mg of THC and 5mg of CBD per serving. Those without a THC tolerance should cut each serving in half before determining whether or not a 5mg does led to any adverse effects, such as elevated anxiety.
     or
    https://www.cbd.org/products/drops/1-1-drops , which is also a 1:1 formula.

  2. https://dosist.com/pen-bliss/ The "Bliss" formula by dosist.com would help with any nausea and/or poor appetite if the edible or spray were insufficient. Just as importantly, this fproduct was specifically formulated to boost the mood, which is something most every cancer patient can benefit from.

  3. https://sensiproducts.com/product/sensi-chew-insomnia-with-melatonin/  This product delivers varying cannabinoids, 4mg of melatonin and 10mg of THC, making it a great product for insomnia. Although, as with any cannabis product containing THC, start slowly— the 10mg of THC/serving this product contains can overwhelm some patients.

I hope this helped some. My thoughts are with you and your family.
Truly,
Dr. Kim

drkim

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