Cancer

Medical Marijuana located in Summerfield, FL and Auburn, ME

Cancer

Cancer services offered in Summerfield, FL and Auburn, ME

Cancer is one of the most common chronic diseases, and unfortunately, cancer itself or its treatments are sometimes painful. At Relief Clinic, a medical marijuana practice with locations in Summerfield, Florida, and Auburn, Maine, the skilled medical specialists use marijuana to ease unpleasant cancer side effects, including anxiety and depression. Call the office to learn more or schedule an appointment online today.

What is cancer?

Cancer is a disease that occurs when cells in your body replicate abnormally, leading to tissue damage and potentially life threatening complications when left untreated. Many different types of cancers exist, and some of them, or their treatments, are uncomfortable. Using medical marijuana can help ease bothersome cancer symptoms.

What are the symptoms of cancer?

The symptoms you may have because of cancer depend on what part of your body the cancer affects. You might experience:

  • Weakness
  • Fatigue
  • Lumps or bumps
  • Weight gain or weight loss
  • Skin changes
  • Hoarseness
  • Problems swallowing
  • Bowel or bladder changes
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Persistent coughing
  • Indigestion
  • Muscle or joint pain
  • Night sweats or fevers
  • Unusual bruising or bleeding
  • Nausea, diarrhea, or constipation

See your provider for an evaluation at the first sign of a problem. Early detection and treatment are the best ways to reduce the risk of cancer spreading and becoming dangerous. 

What are the risk factors for cancer?

Anyone can develop cancer, as the cause isn’t entirely clear. The most common risk factors for developing cancer include:

  • Exposure to toxic chemicals, radiation, or pollution
  • Smoking
  • Excessive alcohol consumption
  • Unprotected sun exposure
  • Family history of cancer
  • Older age
  • Poor diet and exercise habits
  • Excess body weight
  • Unsafe sex practices

Adopting healthy habits and avoiding toxin exposure are the best ways to minimize your cancer risk.

How is cancer diagnosed?

To diagnose cancer and determine the most effective treatment, your provider asks about your symptoms, medical history, family history of disease, medications, and lifestyle habits. They check your pulse, blood pressure, and other vital signs, weigh you, and complete a physical exam.

You might need diagnostic tests, such as urine testing, blood tests, tissue swabs, biopsies, Pap tests in women, colonoscopies, skin checks, mammograms, X-rays, MRIs, CT scans, or other imaging procedures.

How does medical marijuana help with cancer?

Medical marijuana isn’t a treatment for cancer, but it can reduce symptoms associated with the disease or its treatments by diminishing pain and symptoms of mental health challenges. If you qualify for medical marijuana use, your Relief Clinic specialist helps you obtain a marijuana certificate to gain access to this highly effective treatment. 

Additionally, you may need surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, hormone therapy, immunotherapy, or targeted drug treatments to eliminate cancer from your body. 

To learn more about medical marijuana or find out if you qualify for its use due to cancer, call the Relief Clinic office or schedule an appointment online today.