Medical Marijuana Access for Cancer Patients in Oklahoma

Cancer Patient

TeleLeaf RX in OK can help you apply for an MMJ card.

Cancer involves abnormal cell growth with the potential to spread to other parts of the body. There are over one hundred types of cancers that affect people.

Most cancer patients have a combination of treatments, such as surgery with chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy.

Can Medical Marijuana Help with Cancer?

Medical marijuana may help relieve symptoms of pain and nausea in cancer patients. When it comes to marijuana and cancer, some studies have found it may lessen symptoms of nausea and vomiting from chemotherapy.

Patients with cancer who use medical marijuana often need less pain medication.

Cancer also happens to be one of the conditions that qualify for medical marijuana in the state of Oklahoma. You need to get a medical marijuana first and a doctor’s recommendation to access one. TeleLeaf RX can help with the whole process.

Cancer Status in Oklahoma

As of 2021:

What is Cancer?

Cancer is known as the uncontrolled growth of irregular cells of any part of the body. Such cells can be classified as either cancer cells, tumor cells, or malignant cells, which can then infiltrate normal body tissues.

Cancer cells will usually break away from the original mass of cells then travel through lymph and blood systems and stick to other organs where they can start another uncontrolled growth cycle.

Types of Cancer

Treatment to Cancer Patients

  • Carcinoma: Cancer that starts in the cells. Examples of carcinoma cancer are kidney and breast cancer.
  • Sarcoma: A type of cancer that originates from bones, muscles, tendons, fat, and cartilage
  • Myeloma: Originates in the plasma cells of the bone marrow
  • Lymphoma: This cancer develops in the lymphatic system and organs such as the spleen and tonsils.
  • Leukemia: Also known as blood cancer, it’s often associated with the overproduction of immature white blood cells.

Cancer’s Impact on Lifestyle

Cancer can have a huge effect on relationships. After being diagnosed with cancer, a person may experience anger, anxiety, hopelessness, and sadness. The illness will often limit the physical capabilities of a patient, and as a result, may need to ask for more help, even when it comes to daily tasks.

Common Cancer Treatments

There are many ways to treat cancer, but the most common are:

  • Surgery
  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiation therapy
  • Bone marrow transplant
  • Immunotherapy
  • Hormone therapy

Medical Marijuana for Cancer

A number of studies involving people undergoing cancer treatment have shown that medical marijuana can help in managing the following:

People with cancer in Oklahoma are allowed to use medical marijuana, as long as they’re registered by the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority (OMMA).

Contact TeleLeaf RX to know more. 

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