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For Breast Cancer Awareness Month, here’s how we’re helping patients manage pain virtually.
October 1, 2020
One in eight women in the U.S. will develop breast cancer in their lifetime. Routine screenings continue to be the key to early detection and better outcomes especially as women age, which is part of the mission behind October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Over 300,000 new cases will be diagnosed this year, and 85% of those will be in women who have no family history of the disease.
While there’s never a good time to receive a diagnosis, the current state of global health affairs makes receiving quality care more difficult than usual. It’s crucial for patients to have access to symptom management opportunities as they go about their course of medical treatment, and cannabis is increasingly being used by breast cancer patients for relief from pain and the side effects caused by treatment.
It’s important to be clear that cannabis is not a replacement for cancer trials and medication, nor can it make cancer go away on its own. But cannabis can help patients manage the oftentimes devastating repercussions of the disease, including nausea, anxiety, loss of appetite and trouble sleeping. Having a natural defense against these is not only important for the body’s physical ability to overcome cancer, but the mind’s strength to withstand challenges along the way.
At Sol Flower, our patient advocates understand the unique symptom management needs of breast cancer patients. You can come see us anytime at our Sun City or Tempe locations for one-on-one consultations that will help you discover the right products and regimen for you. We also offer virtual consults with Jane Fix, our Director of Patient Services, for patients who wish to minimize their exposure right now.
To schedule your individual consultation, send Jane an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’re all about your safety and your wellness, and want you to be aware of your options this month and beyond.