CANCER AND MEDICAL MARIJUANA
“The active ingredient in marijuana cuts tumor growth in common lung cancer in half and significantly reduces the ability of cancer to spread. Side effects include an increase in appetite, pain relief, and inflammation reduction.” Dr. Wakefield at Harvard
Cancer is a group of diseases – where mutant cells, essentially with now non-human DNA proliferate unchecked. In healthy individuals, mutant cells are killed or realize they are hopelessly evil and commit suicide. Defects in immune system identification of rogue DNA lies at the core of the Cancer issue. Recently, there are a lot of research findings that imply that cancer stem cells are fundamental in the cause of cancer. Cancerous tumors grow so big that the affected organ or tissue ceases to function and impinge on other organs, nerves and blood vessels, all of which contribute to suffering and death.
“Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you.” Maori Proverb
- lump or area of thickening
- weight changes – unintended loss or gain
- skin changes, yellowing, darkening or redness
- sores that won’t heal, or changes to existing moles
- bowel or bladder issues
- a cough or trouble breathing
- difficulty swallowing
- muscle or joint pain
- fevers or night sweats
- bleeding or bruising
Carboplatin Side Effects: Constipation; diarrhea; hair loss; loss of appetite; nausea; stomach pain or upset; vomiting; weakness. Source: www.drugs.com
How Cannabinoids of Medical Cannabis Treat Cancer
Medicinal effects of Cannabinoids act as a physical key – opening the body’s CB1 and CB2 (endoCannabinoid) receptors. Each type of Cannabinoid has its own character of modulation. Literally every week there is another study confirming or showing the new efficacy of Cannabinoid Medicinals. Human, animal and cellular studies have shown that Cannabinoids;
- Triggering cell death – apoptosis
- Stop cells from dividing
- Preventing new blood vessels from supplying tumors
- Reducing, stopping cells from moving or invading neighboring tissue
- Assisting cellular waste disposal – autophagy
Patient Testimonial: How Medical Marijuana helped battle Cancer
“10-year-old Joey Perez was slowly dying. The prescription medications he’d consumed since the age of five had damaged his body beyond repair – the side effects were going to kill him; the diagnosis gave him 6 months. Joey’s mother reported on the Good Morning Show, that Medical Marijuana saved her son’s life. In 12 months, he gained more than 40 pounds, his panic attacks and tantrums evaporated into thin air.“
MMJ Medical Doctor on Cancer
Scientists at California Pacific Medical Center have established that cannabidiol, or CBD, has the ability to switch off the DNA that causes many types of Cancer. CBD is the second-most abundant cannabinoid in Medical Cannabis (in most strains) – and does not cause the psychotropic (high) of its cousin molecule, THC.
“We started by researching breast cancer, but now we’ve found that cannabidiol (CBD) works with many kinds of aggressive cancers – brain, prostate – any kind in which these high levels of ID-1 are present.” – Dr. Pierre Despre
Cannabinoids inhibit tumor growth by causing cell death, slowing cell growth, and suffocating the blood vessels that feed tumors while protecting normal cells. Cannabinoids reduce inflammation of the colon and other body tissues which reduces the risk of acquiring colon and other cancers.
Researchers Highlights from Clinical Studies: How Medical Cannabis Kills Cancer
- Marijuana’s THC damaged or killed liver cancer cells.
- Marijuana Cannabidiol (CBD) modulates estrogen receptors – induces cell programmed death in breast cancer.
- CBD may make chemotherapy more effective – by increasing the rate of cancer cell – without harming normal cells.
- CBD and THC may make chemotherapy – with drugs like temozolomide = more effective.
“You have to fight through some bad days to get to the best days of your life.” – Male Cancer:
“When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt