Cannabis and Cancer
Posted by Marijuana Doctors on 10/24/2011 in Medical Marijuana Conditions
Medical marijuana patients across the country use cannabis to alleviate symptoms from cancer and cancer related treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation therapy. In fact, cancer is one of the most commonly cited reasons patients get medical marijuana. And it’s an approved condition in all medical marijuana states.
Countless medical studies show that cannabis helps cancer patients deal with the harsh side effects of chemotherapy and can even cut tumor growth in half. Even our Facebook Friends have chimed in about marijuana’s effectiveness for cancer.
Here are just a few reasons why marijuana is so effective in helping cancer patients:
- Studies spanning more than three decades show that medical marijuana is an effective treatment for the symptoms of cancer as well as the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation therapy, such as chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV).
- THC is a natural antiemetic which has been shown to help decrease the pain associated with many types of cancer and chemotherapy agents.
- Recent research has also shown that medical marijuana has cancer-fighting properties.According to more than eighteen major studies published between 2001 and 2003, cannabinoids have a significant effect fighting cancer cells and have also been shown to exhibit anti-tumor properties.
- A 2007 Harvard University found that marijuana cuts lung cancer tumor growth in half.
- No link has been found between marijuana and lung cancer, according to a 2006 study presented at the American Thoracic Society International Conference.
Read more about cancer and medical marijuana .