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Cancer pain alleviated

Medical ConditionCancer

Abstract

Female patient, age 37, presented with stage 4 breast cancer. Four years previously she presented for medical consultation elsewhere with a 14 cm breast mass, despite having 2 young children. After bilaterlateral mastectomy (one prophylactic, but the second breast turned out to also have neoplasms) she did a short course of typical Adriamycin, 5FU type therapy, which she did not tolerate well. Decided to assiduously remove sugar and processed foods from diet. Did quite well for nearly 4 years when I first met her. She had, according to her, become "a little careless" with diet and was getting increasingly severe rib, pelvis and femur pain. Work up revealed extensive metastatic disease, with only the brain spared. One doctor wanted her to start hospice care right away and she tried morphine but this made her extremely constipated and lethargic. I recommended a high CBD "goo" (kind of like a gooey shatter, which is CO2 extracted from a slurry of the entire hemp plant, grown in Holland, pelletized in Germany and packed in San Diego, CA) and I estimate she took about 200-250 mg CBD daily, which controlled her pain well.

Symptoms

bone pain, from metastatic disease

Cancer

Breast, female

Gender

Female

Age

35-44

Brief history and target symptomatology

Metastatic breast cancer and bone pain

Previous and current conventional therapies

Adriamycin, 5FU, morphine

Clinical response to Cannabis

excellent

Additional Comments

Of course I want to know whether the cannabis could have extended her life, or even have been curative, if applied much earlier in the dz process

Usual method of Cannabis administration

Ingested

Cannabis strain (if known)

not sure of strain -- a high CBD product from CannaSciences, San Diego

Frequency of Usage: Time Per Day

3

Frequency of Usage: Days per Week

7

Follow-up

The patient died, but peacefully, at home, and with minimal use of morphine.

Contributing Physician

Emily Kane ND