Medical Marijuana Certifications for Residents of Pennsylvania via Phone Consultation


About Cancer

Cancer is one of the most common chronic illnesses, affecting millions of Americans each year. At MediCalm-PA, LLC, with offices in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, board-certified family practice and medical marijuana physician Kimberlee Park, DO, provides care to people of all ages. Dr. Park uses a holistic and integrative approach. Call MediCalm-PA, LLC,  today to schedule a Medical Marijuana consultation and certification at 484-440-9494 or book your appointment online. ALL APPOINTMENTS ARE BY TELEPHONE.

Cancer Q&A

What is cancer?

Cancer is an umbrella term for more than 100 diseases that cause your cells to multiply rapidly and spread throughout your body. 

Cancer cells don’t follow the rules of healthy cells. They produce faster than normal and form tumors that can spread to vital organs like the lungs, brain, and kidneys.

A cancer diagnosis can be frightening. Fortunately, prompt diagnosis and treatment help prevent the disease from spreading and reduce your risk of severe complications. 

What are the symptoms of cancer?

Cancer symptoms vary depending on the type and location, but there are telltale signs to watch for, including:

  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Persistent pain
  • Fever
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Skin changes (for example, abnormal moles or growths)
  • Bruising and bleeding more easily

Because most cancers develop slowly, many people don’t realize there’s a problem until the disease progresses. 

How is cancer treated?

At MediCalm-PA, LLC, Dr. Park treats cancer using a holistic and integrative approach based on an osteopathic framework. She could suggest:

  • Medical marijuana certification
  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiation therapy
  • Hormone therapy
  • Immunotherapy
  • Targeted cancer therapy
  • Bone marrow transplant
  • Surgery

Dr. Park provides medical marijuana certification by telephone to relieve cancer-related symptoms, but she refers you to a nearby oncologist (cancer doctor) for personalized treatment. Dr. Park coordinates care with your cancer team, monitoring your health and treatment progress. 

To help speed up your recovery, she provides health counseling, teaching you how to eat well, sleep better, and cope with cancer-related symptoms.

How is medical marijuana administered?

Medical marijuana can be administered in several ways, including:

  • Inhalation (e.g., smoking and vaping)
  • Oral ingestion (e.g., edibles, tinctures, oils, and capsules)
  • Topically (e.g., salves, lotions, and ointments)
  • Suppositories
  • Transdermal Patches

The approach that will most benefit you depends on the cancer you have and the treatments you’re undergoing. It might take some trial and error at first. The support staff at your local medical marijuana dispensary can make personalized recommendations that align with your needs. 

How does medical marijuana help manage cancer symptoms?

Medical marijuana helps manage cancer symptoms in several ways. First, by relieving nausea and vomiting –– two common side effects of radiation and chemotherapy. Furthermore, medical marijuana boosts appetite, so you maintain good nutrition.

Since certain strains of marijuana can make you drowsy, many cancer patients also use it to treat insomnia and other sleep-related issues.

Call MediCalm-PA, LLC, today to schedule a cancer consultation at 484-440-9494 or book your appointment online. ALL APPOINTMENTS ARE BY TELEPHONE.