Cancer: Treatment & Relief with Medical Marijuana
We're all affected by cancer; one in three of us will be diagnosed with the disease in their lifetime. Frequent (and frank) doctor visits help diagnose cancer early, significantly improving survival rates. Cannabis can help - relieve pain, ease the side effects of chemo and radiation therapy, even - according to recent studies - inhibit the growth of new cancer cells.
Treating Cancers with Cannabis: Beyond Compassionate Use
Medical Marijuana and Cancer
Some studies have found medical marijuana can ease some cancer symptoms and treatment side effects. Here's what to know if you're considering cannabis treatment.
Harnessing the Body’s Own Pot Powers to Fight Cancer • High Times
The numerous drugs used to treat cancer after surgery are meant to slow its progression, but they don’t always stop cancer cells from spreading to other parts of the body, nor do they help with the pain associated with certain types of cancer. But there is a remedy that can do both of these things—cannabis. …
CBD, THC, and Cancer
Mounting evidence shows ‘cannabinoids’ in marijuana slow cancer growth, inhibit formation of new blood cells that feed a tumor, and help manage pain, fatigue, nausea, and other side effects.
Chemotherapy Side Effects | Medical Marijuana Inc.
Several have approved medical marijuana specifically for the treatment of cancer and therefore chemotherapy.
Cancer: Can Cannabis Really Cure It? | Marijuana & Cancer | GreenState
Scientists are mixed about cannabis' effects on cancer cells. Marijuana has been shown to attack cancer cells but more testing is needed.
The National Cancer Institute Updates FAQ Page: ‘Cannabis Kills Cancer’ | Marijuana
The NCI, more commonly known as The National Cancer Institute, recently revised its FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) page regarding marijuana and its medicinal properties – noting that marijuana’s cannabinoids kill cancer. The government backed website cites a handful of recent studies which drill down how cannabis “may inhibit tumor growth by causing cell death, blocking cell growth, and blocking the development of blood vessels needed by tumors to grow” while at the same time protecting healthy cells from damage. Undeniable Science: “A laboratory study of cannabidiol (CBD) in estrogen receptor positive and estrogen receptor negative breast cancer cells showed that it caused cancer cell death while having little effect on normal breast cells,” noted the NCI. “Studies in mouse models of metastatic breast cancer showed that cannabinoids may lessen the growth, number, and spread of tumors.” Below are just a few of the interesting marijuana factoids provided by NCI: Cannabinoids are
National Cancer Institute: Cannabis kills cancer cells | CannaSOS
Marijuana kills cancer cells, says National Cancer Institute.