About 40,610 women in the U.S. are expected to die in 2017 from breast cancer (BreastCancer.org). Breast cancer is one of the most commonly diagnosed cancer among American women.
The American Cancer Society estimates that in 2016, about 22,280 new cases of ovarian cancer were diagnosed and 14,240 women died of ovarian cancer in the United States.
According to Cancer.net, this year, an estimated 12,990 women in the United States will be diagnosed with cervical cancer. It is estimated that 4,120 deaths from the disease will occur this year
Cancer is a traumatizing experience to have to undergo and the side-effects of chemotherapy are torturing. Cannabinoids first developed as successful agents for alleviating chemotherapy associated nausea and vomiting. Recent investigations revealed that cannabinoids have a wide range of therapeutic effects such as appetite stimulation, inhibition of nausea and emesis, suppression of chemotherapy or radiotherapy-associated bone loss, chemotherapy-induced nephrotoxicity and cardiotoxicity, pain relief, mood amelioration, and last but not the least relief from insomnia. (Phytotherapy Research, 2015)
Our mission at Flower for Hope is to educate and provide women with cancer the resources and knowledge to obtain cannabis medicine, and to provide financial assistance for women to receive a quality Medical Cannabis Evaluation, a MMJ Card, and affordable cannabis medicine. We create an environment within the cannabis community for women with cancer. We want to honor women and empower them, while ending the stigma of cannabis being a “drug”. By donating to Flower for Hope, not only are you helping educate women, but you are also helping provide affordable access to cannabis products.