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Thoughts on CBD

14 Mar 2019 20:49

HI- I have recently been diagnosed with breast cancer and was just wondering what people’s thoughts are on CBD oil - I have read so many stories in the past about it helping with cancers etc and I’m willing but also nervous to try.

i am HER negative but my cancer feeds off oestrogen and I’m sure I remember reading somewhere that it’s no good for oestrogen lead cancer 

any help or advise i would be hugely thankful for

I was only diagnosed less that 2 weeks ago and still awaiting MRI results so I haven’t received a treatment plan yet other than I will be getting surgery on 10th of April - I find out more on Thursday but I’m just looking for anything that might help - I’m 32 and just want rid of this 

thanks in advance


Thoughts on CBD

15 Mar 2019 11:51 in response to amandajane25

Hello and thank you for your post.

I am sorry to hear about your recent diagnosis of breast cancer. This must be a difficult time for you and your family.

I realise that you want to do all you can to ensure you have the best chance.  However, there really is not enough evidence to say that taking CBD oil will be beneficial.  There are many claims, particularly from companies that produce this, that it can cure and treat many health problems including cancer. But at the moment there has not been enough robust information from clinical trials to say that it should be used. Also, because it has not been regulated as a cancer treatment no one can say if it is safe to take alongside cancer treatments.

We have information about CBD oil and cannabis oil on our website, you can see it here  

You may also find the information about cannabis and CBD is useful to read, click here to see it.

You could also speak to your breast cancer specialist about this at your next appointment.

In the meantime do read our information about how breast cancer is treated, it might help, click here  to see it.

You may find it helpful to talk things through with one of the nurses on our helpline.  The number to call is Freephone 0808 800 4040 and the lines are open from 9am till 5pm Monday to Friday.

We are currently trying to get an impression of how satisfied Cancer Chat members are with the answers the nurses are posting to their questions.  We would be very grateful if you would take a few minutes to fill in the feedback survey here 

Take care,


Thoughts on CBD

15 Mar 2019 13:43 in response to amandajane25