Cancer Pain


What is Cancer Pain and the symptoms?


People with Cancer experience pain in different ways and even people with the same type of cancer can have different experiences. Pain can be caused by the cancer itself, if the cancer grows into or destroys nearby tissue. As a tumor grows, it can press on nerves, bones or organs. The tumor can also release chemicals that can cause pain. Cancer treatments, including surgery, radiation and chemotherapy, also can cause pain.

Research has shown that plant based endocannabinoid medicine can potentially improve Cancer Pain symptoms. Pain is felt when nerve cells detect a problem somewhere in the body and send a signal through the spinal cord to the brain. The brain translates this message into the sensation of pain. The endocannabinoid system is part of this signalling process. It is thought that endocannabinoid medicine can suppress pain by interacting with the endocannabinoid system, specifically the CB1 receptor. Plant based medicine may ease neuropathic pain and nausea

[1] . Long term effects of endocannabinoid medicine usage and interactions with other medicines are not yet fully understood. Further clinical trials are needed before any conclusions can be drawn on the use of endocannabinoid medicine products in cancer pain.

[1] https://www.healthline.com/health/cancer/cbd-for-cancer

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