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"Can cannabis (marijuana) help treat multiple myeloma?"

"Doctors advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you."


Multiple myeloma (MM) is a hematological (blood) cancer that develops in the plasma cells found in the bone marrow. Plasma cells are a type of white blood cell responsible for producing antibodies (immunoglobulins) which are critical for maintaining the body’s immune system. Through a complex, multi-step process, healthy plasma cells transform into malignant myeloma cells.

Symptoms related to MM include: Bone pain Bone fractures Fatigue Increased vulnerability to infections Increased or decreased urination Restlessness – eventually followed by extreme weakness and fatigue Confusion Increased thirst Nausea and vomiting Loss of appetite and weight loss Impaired kidney function treatment related insomnia

These symptoms invariably lead to a significant reduction in the quality of life leading to immense emotional suffering. Cannabis can greatly improve the quality of life by reducing pain, nausea and anxiety while improving sleep, appetite and mood.

In addition to quality of life, recent studies have shown that cannabis can slow the growth of, and even kill MM cells.

The first study involving the potential role of cannabis as a treatment of MM showed that showed that "...CBD by itself, or in synergy with the commonly used drug bortezomib (Velcade), strongly inhibited growth, arrested cell cycle progression and induced MM cells death." https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/ijc.28591

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Another encouraging study found that "CBD and THC, mainly in combination, were able to reduce cell viability" and "...act in synergy with carfilzomib to increase MM cell death and inhibit cell migration. In summary, these results proved that this combination exerts strong anti-myeloma activities." https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5363603/

Considering the above I encourage all multiple myeloma patients to consult with a qualified medical marijuana physician so that they may safely and effectively incorporate cannabis into their treatment regimens.

For most MM patients, I would recommend

  1. a 4CBD:1THC tincture or spray such as https://www.cbd.org/products/cbd-sublingual-spray One to two sprays as frequently as every hour.
  2. A vaporizer pen with either a sativa or hybrid cartridge to help address any nausea, vomiting, poor appetite, fatigue or depression. I most recommend vaporizer pens by dosist.com. Unlike conventional vaporizer pens, they buzz after a single dose is delivered, which allows for the most precise dosing among all inhalation methods. To address the aformentioned symptoms, I recommend the "bliss" formula. http://dosist.com/formulas/
  3. one to four puffs as needed according to tolerance.
  4. For night time, I recommend a 1CBD:1THC product such as https://www.cbd.org/products/cbd-soft-gel-capsules to help relax, improve mood, foster positivity and get a better night's sleep.

drkim


Multiple myeloma (MM) is a hematological (blood) cancer that develops in the plasma cells found in the bone marrow. Plasma cells are a type of white blood cell responsible for producing antibodies (immunoglobulins) which are critical for maintaining the body’s immune system. Through a complex, multi-step process, healthy plasma cells transform into malignant myeloma cells. Rather than produce helpful antibodies, the cancer cells produce abnormal proteins that lead to a greatly compromised immune system and impaired kidney function. Multiple myeloma lesions occur when cancerous cells cause bones to form weak spots, which can lead to breaks. Symptoms related to MM include: Bone pain Bone fractures Fatigue Increased vulnerability to infections Increased or decreased urination Restlessness Confusion Increased thirst Nausea and vomiting Loss of appetite and weight loss Impaired kidney function treatment related insomnia

These symptoms invariably lead to a significant reduction in the quality of life leading to immense emotional suffering. Cannabis can greatly improve the quality of life by reducing pain, nausea and anxiety while improving sleep, appetite and mood.

drkim


In addition to quality of life, recent studies have shown that cannabis can slow the growth of, and even kill MM cells.

The first study involving the potential role of cannabis as a treatment of MM showed that showed that "...CBD by itself, or in synergy with the commonly used drug bortezomib (Velcade), strongly inhibited growth, arrested cell cycle progression and induced MM cells death." https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/ijc.28591

Another encouraging study found that "CBD and THC, mainly in combination, were able to reduce cell viability" and "...act in synergy with carfilzomib to increase MM cell death and inhibit cell migration. In summary, these results proved that this combination exerts strong anti-myeloma activities." https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5363603/

drkim


Considering the above I encourage all multiple myeloma patients to consult with a qualified medical marijuana physician so that they may safely and effectively incorporate cannabis into their treatment regimens.

For most MM patients, I would recommend

  1. a 4CBD:1THC tincture or spray such as https://www.cbd.org/products/cbd-sublingual-spray One to two sprays as frequently as every hour.
  2. A vaporizer pen with either a sativa or hybrid cartridge to help address any nausea, vomiting, poor appetite, fatigue or depression. I most recommend vaporizer pens by dosist.com. Unlike conventional vaporizer pens, they buzz after a single dose is delivered, which allows for the most precise dosing among all inhalation methods. To address the aformentioned symptoms, I recommend the "bliss" formula. http://dosist.com/formulas/
  3. one to four puffs as needed according to tolerance.
  4. For night time, I recommend a 1CBD:1THC product such as https://www.cbd.org/products/cbd-soft-gel-capsules to help relax, improve mood, foster positivity and get a better night's sleep.

drkim


Multiple myeloma (MM) is a hematological (blood) cancer that develops in the plasma cells found in the bone marrow. Plasma cells are a type of white blood cell responsible for producing antibodies (immunoglobulins) which are critical for maintaining the body’s immune system. Through a complex, multi-step process, healthy plasma cells transform into malignant myeloma cells. Rather than produce helpful antibodies, the cancer cells produce abnormal proteins that lead to a greatly compromised immune system and impaired kidney function. Multiple myeloma lesions occur when cancerous cells cause bones to form weak spots, which can lead to breaks. Symptoms related to MM include:

Bone pain Bone fractures Fatigue Increased vulnerability to infections Increased or decreased urination Restlessness Confusion Increased thirst Nausea and vomiting Loss of appetite and weight loss Impaired kidney function treatment related insomnia

These symptoms invariably lead to a significant reduction in the quality of life leading to immense emotional suffering. Cannabis can greatly improve the quality of life by reducing pain, nausea and anxiety while improving sleep, appetite and mood.

drkim


In addition to quality of life, recent studies have shown that cannabis can slow the growth of, and even kill MM cells.

The first study involving the potential role of cannabis as a treatment of MM showed that showed that "...CBD by itself, or in synergy with the commonly used drug bortezomib (Velcade), strongly inhibited growth, arrested cell cycle progression and induced MM cells death." https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/ijc.28591

Another encouraging study found that "CBD and THC, mainly in combination, were able to reduce cell viability" and "...act in synergy with carfilzomib to increase MM cell death and inhibit cell migration. In summary, these results proved that this combination exerts strong anti-myeloma activities." https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5363603/

drkim


Considering the above I encourage all multiple myeloma patients to consult with a qualified medical marijuana physician so that they may safely and effectively incorporate cannabis into their treatment regimens.

For most MM patients, I would recommend

  1. a 4CBD:1THC tincture or spray such as https://www.cbd.org/products/cbd-sublingual-spray One to two sprays as frequently as every hour.
  2. A vaporizer pen with either a sativa or hybrid cartridge to help address any nausea, vomiting, poor appetite, fatigue or depression. I most recommend vaporizer pens by dosist.com. Unlike conventional vaporizer pens, they buzz after a single dose is delivered, which allows for the most precise dosing among all inhalation methods. To address the aformentioned symptoms, I recommend the "bliss" formula. http://dosist.com/formulas/
  3. one to four puffs as needed according to tolerance.
  4. For night time, I recommend a 1CBD:1THC product such as https://www.cbd.org/products/cbd-soft-gel-capsules to help relax, improve mood, foster positivity and get a better night's sleep.

drkim


Multiple myeloma (MM) is a hematological (blood) cancer that develops in the plasma cells found in the bone marrow. Plasma cells are a type of white blood cell responsible for producing antibodies (immunoglobulins) which are critical for maintaining the body’s immune system. Through a complex, multi-step process, healthy plasma cells transform into malignant myeloma cells. Rather than produce helpful antibodies, the cancer cells produce abnormal proteins that lead to a greatly compromised immune system and impaired kidney function. Multiple myeloma lesions occur when cancerous cells cause bones to form weak spots, which can lead to breaks.

Symptoms related to MM include: Bone pain Bone fractures Fatigue Increased vulnerability to infections Increased or decreased urination Restlessness Confusion Increased thirst Nausea and vomiting Loss of appetite and weight loss Impaired kidney function treatment related insomnia These symptoms invariably lead to a significant reduction in the quality of life leading to immense emotional suffering. Cannabis can greatly improve the quality of life by reducing pain, nausea and anxiety while improving sleep, appetite and mood.

drkim


In addition to quality of life, recent studies have shown that cannabis can slow the growth of, and even kill MM cells.

The first study involving the potential role of cannabis as a treatment of MM showed that showed that "...CBD by itself, or in synergy with the commonly used drug bortezomib (Velcade), strongly inhibited growth, arrested cell cycle progression and induced MM cells death." https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/ijc.28591

Another encouraging study found that "CBD and THC, mainly in combination, were able to reduce cell viability" and "...act in synergy with carfilzomib to increase MM cell death and inhibit cell migration. In summary, these results proved that this combination exerts strong anti-myeloma activities." https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5363603/

drkim


Considering the above I encourage all multiple myeloma patients to consult with a qualified medical marijuana physician so that they may safely and effectively incorporate cannabis into their treatment regimens.

For most MM patients, I would recommend

  1. a 4CBD:1THC tincture or spray such as https://www.cbd.org/products/cbd-sublingual-spray One to two sprays as frequently as every hour.
  2. A vaporizer pen with either a sativa or hybrid cartridge to help address any nausea, vomiting, poor appetite, fatigue or depression. I most recommend vaporizer pens by dosist.com. Unlike conventional vaporizer pens, they buzz after a single dose is delivered, which allows for the most precise dosing among all inhalation methods. To address the aformentioned symptoms, I recommend the "bliss" formula. http://dosist.com/formulas/
  3. one to four puffs as needed according to tolerance.
  4. For night time, I recommend a 1CBD:1THC product such as https://www.cbd.org/products/cbd-soft-gel-capsules to help relax, improve mood, foster positivity and get a better night's sleep.

drkim


Multiple myeloma (MM) is a hematological (blood) cancer that develops in the plasma cells found in the bone marrow. Plasma cells are a type of white blood cell responsible for producing antibodies (immunoglobulins) which are critical for maintaining the body’s immune system. Through a complex, multi-step process, healthy plasma cells transform into malignant myeloma cells. Rather than produce helpful antibodies, the cancer cells produce abnormal proteins that lead to a greatly compromised immune system and impaired kidney function. Multiple myeloma lesions occur when cancerous cells cause bones to form weak spots, which can lead to breaks.

Symptoms related to MM include: Bone pain Bone fractures Fatigue Increased vulnerability to infections Increased or decreased urination Restlessness Confusion Increased thirst Nausea and vomiting Loss of appetite and weight loss Impaired kidney function treatment related insomnia These symptoms invariably lead to a significant reduction in the quality of life leading to immense emotional suffering. Cannabis can greatly improve the quality of life by reducing pain, nausea and anxiety while improving sleep, appetite and mood.

drkim


In addition to quality of life, recent studies have shown that cannabis can slow the growth of, and even kill MM cells.

The first study involving the potential role of cannabis as a treatment of MM showed that showed that "...CBD by itself, or in synergy with the commonly used drug bortezomib (Velcade), strongly inhibited growth, arrested cell cycle progression and induced MM cells death." https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/ijc.28591

Another encouraging study found that "CBD and THC, mainly in combination, were able to reduce cell viability" and "...act in synergy with carfilzomib to increase MM cell death and inhibit cell migration. In summary, these results proved that this combination exerts strong anti-myeloma activities." https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5363603/

drkim


Considering the above I encourage all multiple myeloma patients to consult with a qualified medical marijuana physician so that they may safely and effectively incorporate cannabis into their treatment regimens.

For most MM patients, I would recommend

  1. a 4CBD:1THC tincture or spray such as https://www.cbd.org/products/cbd-sublingual-spray One to two sprays as frequently as every hour.
  2. A vaporizer pen with either a sativa or hybrid cartridge to help address any nausea, vomiting, poor appetite, fatigue or depression. I most recommend vaporizer pens by dosist.com. Unlike conventional vaporizer pens, they buzz after a single dose is delivered, which allows for the most precise dosing among all inhalation methods. To address the aformentioned symptoms, I recommend the "bliss" formula. http://dosist.com/formulas/
  3. one to four puffs as needed according to tolerance.
  4. For night time, I recommend a 1CBD:1THC product such as https://www.cbd.org/products/cbd-soft-gel-capsules to help relax, improve mood, foster positivity and get a better night's sleep.

drkim


Multiple myeloma is a hematological (blood) cancer that develops in the plasma cells found in the bone marrow. Plasma cells are a type of white blood cell responsible for producing antibodies (immunoglobulins) which are critical for maintaining the body’s immune system. Through a complex and multi-step process, healthy plasma cells transform into malignant myeloma cells. Rather than produce helpful antibodies, the cancerous cells produce abnormal proteins that lead to a greatly compromised immune system and impaired kidney function. Multiple myeloma lesions occur when cancerous cells cause bones to form weak spots, which can lead to breaks.

Symptoms of multiple myeloma include: Nausea and emesis Fatigue Vulnerability to infections Bone pain Bone fractures Restlessness Confusion Anorexia and weight loss Impaired kidney function Treatment related insomnia

These symptoms invariably lead to a significant reduction in the quality of life leading to immense physical and emotional suffering. Cannabis can greatly improve the quality of life by reducing pain, nausea and anxiety while also improving sleep, appetite and mood.

In addition to quality of life, recent studies have shown that cannabis can slow the growth of, and even kill multiple myeloma cells.

drkim


In addition to quality of life, recent studies have shown that cannabis can slow the growth of, and even kill multiple myeloma cells.

The first study involving the potential role of cannabis as a treatment of multiple myeloma showed that "...CBD by itself, or in synergy with the commonly used drug bortezomib (Velcade), strongly inhibited growth, arrested cell cycle progression and induced multiple myeloma cell death." https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/ijc.28591

Another encouraging study found that "CBD and THC, mainly in combination, were able to reduce cell viability" and "...act in synergy with carfilzomib to increase multiple myeloma cell death and inhibit cell migration. In summary, these results proved that this combination exerts strong anti-myeloma activities." https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5363603/

drkim


For most multiple myeloma patients, I would recommend

  1. a 4CBD:1THC tincture or spray such as https://www.cbd.org/products/cbd-sublingual-spray One to two sprays as frequently as every hour.
  2. A vaporizer pen with either a sativa or hybrid cartridge to help address any nausea, vomiting, poor appetite, fatigue or depression related to multiple myeloma or otherwise. I most recommend vaporizer pens by dosist.com. Unlike conventional vaporizer pens, they buzz after a single dose is delivered, which allows for the most precise dosing among all inhalation methods. To address the aformentioned symptoms, I recommend the "bliss" formula. http://dosist.com/formulas/
  3. one to four puffs as needed according to tolerance.
  4. For night time, I recommend a 1CBD:1THC product such as https://www.cbd.org/products/cbd-soft-gel-capsules to help relax, improve mood, foster positivity and get a better night's sleep.

drkim


For most multiple myeloma patients, I would recommend an edible based on level of THC the patient is ammenable.

  1. https://www.cbd.org/products/ is a great company.
  2. A vaporizer pen with either a sativa or hybrid cartridge to help address any nausea, vomiting, poor appetite, fatigue or depression related to multiple myeloma or otherwise. I most recommend vaporizer pens by dosist.com. Unlike conventional vaporizer pens, they buzz after a single dose is delivered, which allows for the most precise dosing among all inhalation methods. To address the aformentioned symptoms, I recommend the "bliss" formula. http://dosist.com/formulas/
  3. one to four puffs as needed according to tolerance.
  4. For night time, I recommend a 1CBD:1THC product such as https://www.cbd.org/products/cbd-soft-gel-capsules to help relax, improve mood, foster positivity and get a better night's sleep.

drkim