Cancer Specialist

Compassionate Telemedicine

Medical Cannabis Specialist & Medical Cannabis Specialist located in Austin, TX & Arlington, TX

Cancer doesn’t always respond to treatment, but medical cannabis can help keep you as comfortable and pain-free as possible. At Compassionate Telemedicine in Austin, Texas, Dr. Kendrick offers compassionate care for patients who have cancer. She’s one of only a few physicians who can legally prescribe low-dose THC in the state of Texas. Allison Kendrick, MD, MA, sees patients remotely via telemedicine, so you can schedule an appointment from anywhere in Texas. If you or a loved one has cancer, call the office or book an appointment online today.

Cancer Q & A

What treatments are available for cancer?

No treatment will eliminate cancer. However, some doctors may recommend continuing chemotherapy or radiation treatment on a case-by-case basis.

Dr. Kendrick provides patients with prescriptions for medical marijuana, an alternative or additional treatment that helps to reduce cancer pain in addition to reducing the side effects of opiates, like constipation and appetite loss.

Other alternative treatments for cancer include acupuncture, massage, and psychotherapy.

 

How does medical marijuana treat cancer?

Studies show that medical marijuana effectively treats the side effects of chemotherapy, including nausea and vomiting. Medical cannabis also stimulates the appetite, helping people with cancer to eat.

Other benefits of using medical cannabis for cancer include pain relief and a reduced need for opioid painkillers, which cause dangerous side effects. The low-dose THC that Dr. Kendrick prescribes may also alleviate the emotional effects of terminal cancer, such as anxiety and depression.

Low-THC cannabis relieves pain and symptoms of cancer without causing the psychoactive effects associated with higher concentrations of THC.

 

How can I get medical marijuana for cancer?

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with cancer, you may feel overwhelmed and unsure of what to do next. Texas residents with cancer qualify for low-dose THC through the Compassionate Use Program.

Dr. Kendrick sees patients ages 12 and older. She carefully evaluates you or your loved one via telemedicine and explains the risks and benefits of using medical cannabis for cancer treatment. Then, she writes a prescription for medical marijuana that you take to a licensed dispensary to fill.

Caregivers may legally obtain medical cannabis for a patient who is unable to go on their own.

For compassionate care of cancer, call Compassionate Telemedicine, or book an appointment online today.