Case Report

Medical Condition:Cancer

Comorbidities

Cancer pain alleviated
Medical Condition
Cancer
Symptoms
bone pain, from metastatic disease
Cancer
Breast, female
Abstract
Female patient, age 37, presented with stage 4 breast cancer. Four years previously she presented for medical consultation elsewhere with a 14 cm breast mass, despite having 2 young children. After bilaterlateral mastectomy (one prophylactic, but the second breast turned out to also have neoplasms) she did a short course of typical Adriamycin, 5FU type therapy, which she did not tolerate well. Decided to assiduously remove sugar and processed foods from diet. Did quite well for nearly 4 years when I first met her. She had, according to her, become "a little careless" with diet and was getting increasingly severe rib, pelvis and femur pain. Work up revealed extensive metastatic disease, with only the brain spared. One doctor wanted her to start hospice care right away and she tried morphine but this made her extremely constipated and lethargic. I recommended a high CBD "goo" (kind of like a gooey shatter, which is CO2 extracted from a slurry of the entire hemp plant, grown in Holland, pelletized in Germany and packed in San Diego, CA) and I estimate she took about 200-250 mg CBD daily, which controlled her pain well.
Patient information
Gender
Female
Age
35-44
Brief history and target symptomatology
Metastatic breast cancer and bone pain
Previous and current conventional therapies
Adriamycin, 5FU, morphine
Clinical response to Cannabis
excellent
Additional Comments
Of course I want to know whether the cannabis could have extended her life, or even have been curative, if applied much earlier in the dz process
Cannabis
Usual method of Cannabis administration
Ingested
Cannabis strain (if known)
not sure of strain -- a high CBD product from CannaSciences, San Diego
Frequency of Usage: Time Per Day
3
Frequency of Usage: Days per Week
7
Reported by
Contributing Physician (optional)
Emily Kane ND
Email
dremilykane@gmail.com
Follow-up
The patient died, but peacefully, at home, and with minimal use of morphine.