One of my culinary-world heroine’s, Sandra Lee, has chronicled her battle with breast cancer through her HBO documentary "RX: Early Detection, A Cancer Journey with Sandra Lee." Closer to home, my husband’s mother, has been fighting breast cancer for the past three years. While it’s considered the most treatable of cancers women might get, the anxiety and uncertainty is as real as any other. I had my own “breast scare” in 2007 when doctors found and destroyed a benign right breast tumor. I count myself lucky, at least for now.
According to The Centers for Disease Control (CDC), breast cancer affects women AND men. It is the most common of cancers found in women regardless of race or ethnicity, the most common cause of death from cancer among Latina women, and the second most common cause of death from cancer among white, black, Asian/Pacific Islander, and American Indian/Alaska Native women.
The following locales suffer the highest incidences of breast cancer: North Carolina, Delaware, Illinois, North Dakota, Minnesota, most of the Northeast states, and all of the Hawaiian Islands, the current CDC statistics show.
For any person being treated for cancer, the anxiety levels reach an all-time high. Will my treatment work, will my cancer return? Treatment is painful and inconvenient as well, and full-time work can become difficult to maintain due to these circumstances.
Medical marijuana certainly won’t cure your breast cancer.
Western medicine remains the standard of care for fighting this beast. Still, medically-necessary marijuana eases the constellation of issues that make up the “gestalt” of cancer. It eases the anxiety and tremendous stress, effectively manages pain and allowing the patient to relax during treatment regimens. It is a powerful adjunct to treatment.
If you find yourself reading this, there’s a convenient way for you to obtain your medically-necessary marijuana.
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Here’s to a better life!
Violet Greene is a mom and wife with a passion for the natural world, naps and song/dance. She practices yoga and stretching regularly. She is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor for 24 years, a writer of several genres, and an individual contributor to National Medical Marijuana Card Services.