BILL TURNBULL has provided an intimate window into his journey with prostate cancer, providing the public with an insight into his treatment process. Speaking on ITV’s This Morning today, the former BBC presenter revealed taking CBD oil is one aspect of his disease management.
Bill Turnbull, 63, revealed in March last year he was diagnosed with prostate cancer, and since then, the former BBC Breakfast presenter has used his public profile to detail his treatment process, revealing an intimate portrait of what life is like living with prostate cancer. Speaking on ITV’s This Morning today, the journalist revealed he is experimenting with an alternative therapy to help him manage his condition: “I take CBD oil every day.”
As Macmillan UK notes, however, it is still unclear whether using cannabis has any anti-cancer effects, but there is some evidence that the chemicals in cannabis might help with symptoms such as nausea and pain.
Turnbull is currently undergoing chemotherapy to treat his prostate cancer, and research suggests CBD oil may help to ease the side effects associated with chemotherapy.
Research suggests that cannabinoids may ease neuropathic pain, nausea, and poor appetite due to cancer and cancer treatment. CBD is also thought to have anti-inflammatory and anti-anxiety properties.