Keep A Breast has partnered up with Ruthless Records to spread awareness on breast cancer prevention at the End Of Summer Sesh Hip-Hop Festival aka EOSS. Turn up at EOSS to hear a mix of iconic and new era hip-hop artists all under the sun, in a 3-part end of summer sesh.
After purchasing your ticket for EOSS, there will be an option to make a donation to Keep A Breast. These funds will make it possible for us to bring our Travelling Education Booth to the fest so we can educate the hip-hop loving masses about breast health and breast cancer prevention. Spin the wheel of boobies, get educated, win swag, and wrap up the summer with a good cause and good vibes at EOSS!
Cannabis and Boobies
For those affected by breast cancer, it might be beneficial to partake in cannabis. Though research is limited, it’s been proven that some users have successfully used marijuana for a number of medicinal benefits. Marijuana contains tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) which can help treat some symptoms of breast cancer as well as the unwanted side effects of chemotherapy. Here are just some of the benefits on record that cannabis has been shown to have.
It’s Can Act as a Pain Reliever
THC and CBD block inflammation-causing chemicals, such as prostaglandins, that are associated with pain. Cannabinoids are not only safer than opioids, they may even decrease side of effects from other medications and assist in reducing opioid use.
It Can Ease Nausea
Cannabinoid concentrates work by blocking the binding of serotonin and dopamine, both of which are associated with chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV), at receptor sites and thusn can minimize nausea.
It’s a Sleep Aid
Since certain strains of marijuana slow down heart rate and reduce anxiety, it functions as a great sleep aid. This is especially for those who suffer from secondary insomnia caused by ailments such as anxiety, chronic pain, and cancer.
It Can Stabilize Mood
Anxiety and depression are also possible unfortunate after effects of chemotherapy. CBD treatments have shown a reduction of extreme moods especially in patients that suffer from bipolar disorder. THC desensitizes the brain cell receptors and CBD was just as effective as the antipsychotic drug, amisulpride. Additionally, CBD users show little to no side effects.
Music and Boobies
Speaking of mood stabilization, music has been proven to be a great stress reliever, for both patients and anyone who needs to relax.
One study with breast cancer patients suggests that sounds waves actually physically evoke emotions through your body’s internal chemical and electrical signals.
Have you heard of music therapy? Music therapy is the practice of using music to address the physical and emotional needs of cancer patients in a therapeutic environment. Music therapy works to alleviate the multitude of stresses caused by cancer and cancer treatment through different forms of music and has been very successful.
Did you know that EOSS is a Keep A Breast DIY event? Want to host your own DIY Action event and raise funds for Keep A Breast? You can! There are so many awesome people that create unique fundraisers to support the cause and have a blast doing it. We want you to join in on the fun!