Cannabis and Cancer: The Thinking Patient’s Guide

Author(s) : Jonathan Treasure

Cannabis and Cancer: The Thinking Patient’s Guide

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  • Publisher : Aeon Books
  • Published : November 2020
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Category :
  • Category 2 :
    Herbal Medicine
  • Catalogue No : 93563
  • ISBN 13 : 9781911597728
  • ISBN 10 : 1911597728
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The biggest challenge for cancer patients and caregivers wanting to learn more about using cannabis as a treatment for their cancer is the complete absence of reliable, informed and unbiased information on the subject. Cannabis and Cancer provides accessible expert advice from a practical and patient-centered perspective.

Cannabis is currently at the eye of a storm that is cutting a swathe across political, economic, legal, cultural and medical establishment. Chaos, confusion and contradictions beset state authorities grappling with legalization of medicinal and recreational cannabis, while the US federal government still classifies the herb as a Schedule 1 narcotic.

An entrepreneurial feeding frenzy is attracting all comers, from dealers and growers, through dispensaries and laboratories to venture capital and Big Pharma onto the “cannabizness” bandwagon. Basic science and clinical research into cannabis’ medicinal benefits is taking a back seat to hype, hyperbole and marketing clichés, while the internet is dominated by myths, misinformation and aggressive promotions of expensive cannabis products and services of questionable quality and benefit.

Many cancer patients already know that combining cannabis with their mainstream treatments can help with anxiety, pain management, appetite loss and reduction of chemo-induced nausea & vomiting and neuropathies Now, emerging research on the direct cancer inhibiting effects of cannabis has created a wave of popular interest in the potential for cannabis as an anticancer agent. When these patients start looking for guidance they find themselves in a minefield of conflicting and questionable myths and misinformation with nowhere to turn for guidance until now. Cannabis and Cancer is a practical, patient-centered guidebook.

About the Author(s)

Jonathan Treasure is a British medical herbalist living in Southern Oregon. He graduated in medical sciences from Cambridge University and in herbal medicine from the UK School of Phytotherapy. An author, international speaker and blogger, he has been described as a thought leader in western herbal medicine for his critical contributions to the theory and philosophy of herbalism. His dual expertise in traditional herbalism & biomedical science makes for an accessible interdisciplinary approach, exemplified by the acclaimed textbook Herb, Nutrient and Drug Interactions and his clinical practice, which specializes in botanical medicine for people with cancer.

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