CHEMOTHERAPY AND NEUROPATHIC PAIN

If your oncologist has suggested a group of chemotherapy agents in the “Taxol” group to treat your cancer, you may experience nerve pain or neuropathic pain during chemotherapy that possibly worsens over years.

Sadly, many female patients of mine who have been given Paclitaxel or Taxol now come in for cannabis therapy due to unbearable neuropathic pain. Often, very often, their cancer is in remission.

As I referenced in a recent blog, in animal studies, CBD has been shown to prevent Taxol induced neuropathy. In addition, it is clear that many patients respond positively to CBD therapy. We would like additional research on chemotherapy induced neuropathic pain and CBD, but in the meantime it has been proven that CBD is extremely safe and offers many other benefits including calming effects, analgesic effects, cardio-protective, neuro-protective and much, much more.

SO, ASK YOUR ONCOLOGIST ABOUT CBD IN GENERAL AND SPECIFICALLY FOR TAXOL related neuropathic pain.

Author
Allan Frankel, MD

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