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THC, Chemo and Steroid Combo

13 Oct 2019 13:35

Hi - I was wondering if anyone has experience of having chemotherapy with THC?

I’m aware that the steroids (that are often given alongside chemo) and THC together can have ‘horrible’side-effects - it would be great to hear from someone who has tried this to hear about what these side-effects might entail.

Has anyone foregone the steroids that are given alongside chemo? If so, how did that go?

Id be incredibly grateful to hear of your experiences.

Many Thanks 

THC, Chemo and Steroid Combo

13 Oct 2019 14:15 in response to Cstuff

Hi CStuff and welcome to Cancer Chat.

I'm not sure if you're aware but cannabis oil containing THC is illegal in the UK without a prescription and is currently only available on a case by case basis for those with epilepsy. You can read more about this on the NHS website just here.

Any alternative therapies being considered should really be discussed with a medical professional first as it may interfere with any conventional treatment that is being carried out and possibly cause side effects as well so do be sure to have a chat with your team about this when you get the chance.

Kind regards, 

Steph, Cancer Chat Moderator