Cancer services offered in Houston, TX

Nausea, low appetite, and chronic pain are among the many uncomfortable symptoms of cancer. At Texas Herbal Clinic in Houston, Texas, Darryl Camp, MD, provides medical marijuana to help alleviate cancer symptoms for patients experiencing pain and discomfort. Medical marijuana may increase your appetite and relieve anxiety if you have cancer. Call the clinic today or schedule an appointment online to learn more.

Cancer Q&A

What is cancer?

Cancer occurs when abnormal cells grow and multiply at a rapid rate. Hundreds of types of cancers can affect your physical, emotional, mental, and behavioral function. 

Some of the most common types of cancer include:

  • Breast cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Colon cancer
  • Lymphoma
  • Leukemia
  • Skin cancer
  • Prostate cancer
  • Kidney cancer
  • Pancreatic cancer

A proper diagnosis is essential to treat cancer and slow its progression. Diagnosing cancer typically involves multiple visits to your primary care provider and specialists. Most people undergo a series of blood tests, imaging scans, and other testing services to receive the appropriate diagnosis.

How is cancer treated?

Cancer treatments vary depending on the type you have. Common cancer treatments include:



Chemotherapy is a powerful medication that kills cancer cells. While chemotherapy remains one of the most effective cancer treatments, it also causes uncomfortable side effects, such as nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, and fatigue.



Radiation uses high-energy X-ray particles to destroy cancer cells. Side effects of radiation therapy for cancer can range from fatigue to nausea.



Surgery to remove cancerous tumors is an effective way to treat cancer. However, pain and insomnia post-surgery can stop you from living the quality of life you deserve.


How does medical marijuana treat cancer symptoms?

Some studies show that medical marijuana is a powerful herbal remedy for many uncomfortable side effects of cancer and its treatments. The two most well-known compounds in marijuana — tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), and cannabidiol (CBD) — have anti-inflammatory properties that can relieve pain, anxiety, and other common side effects.

One of the most important benefits of medical marijuana for cancer is its appetite-increasing effects. Marijuana can help increase your appetite, reduce nausea, and minimize vomiting from cancer treatments. 

Is medical marijuana safe for cancer?

Medical marijuana is an herbal remedy that is safe for cancer patients. As a board-certified neurologist, Dr. Camp performs a careful examination before recommending marijuana to relieve cancer symptoms. Dr. Camp gives you detailed instructions on using medical marijuana after issuing your prescription to ensure you use it correctly.

Call Texas Herbal Clinic today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about cancer.