THC (short for Tetrahydrocannabinol) is one type of the many existent cannabinoids. The fact that it comes from Cannabis sativa (a plant that can be used as a recreational drug) makes it one of the most controversial medicaments from the last decades. Studies have shown that these substances can be extremely helpful for some diseases, like seizures and Parkinson’s disease, pain management and even against chemotherapy-related nausea.
The THC has painkilling, anti-oxidative, antiemetic (against nausea), and anti-inflammatory properties, as well as being the most likely responsible for the recreational use of marijuana (“getting high”). It can be administered in a number of different ways (inhalation, orally in food, as an oil)
As it is more used as support to cancer treatment, it may be used for all kinds of cancer and also for a multitude of other diseases unrelated to oncology. It is usually well-tolerated and patients sometimes experience some euphoria related to its use. It can be used in a number of different preparations.
We recommend THC in some specific cases as supportive therapy to our main therapies. We do not believe that THC has anti-neoplastic activity, but it has been shown to improve treatment compliance by reducing some of the side effects of chemotherapy (nausea, loss of appetite) and by working as an efficient painkiller in otherwise untreatable or refractory cancer-related pain.