Breast Cancer, Cannabis, and Tamoxifen: Understanding the Dangers of Drug-Drug Interactions

Breast Cancer, Cannabis, and Tamoxifen: Understanding the Dangers of Drug-Drug Interactions

August 31, 2017

For many people living with life-limiting and life-threatening diseases like cancer, medical cannabis has long been hailed as a gift, both for symptom control and for its potential to limit the disease process itself.

But especially in the case of breast cancer—or, more accurately, breast cancers—the therapeutic potential of cannabis also comes laden with the potential for harm, and, like all medications, patients need to understand that powerful drugs can create unanticipated interactions with other powerful drugs.

This may be the case with cannabis and tamoxifen.

Kristin Wohlschlagel, R.N., a Hospice and Oncology Nurse who is a fierce patient advocate with a passion for investigating and educating about the evidence surrounding cannabis and cancer, recently broke down some of the most recent evidence and issues in a recent interview.

Breast Cancer, Cannabis, and Tamoxifen: Understanding the Dangers of Drug-Drug Interactions






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