It’s long been recognized by physicians and scientists that medical cannabis is highly effective in helping patients manage the pain and side effects associated with cancer treatments. Now, there is scientific evidence that suggests medical marijuana may offer anti-tumor effects. Yes! Cannabis may ward off cancer!
In fact, there have been dozens of scientific studies showing the effectiveness of medical cannabis on several different types of cancer including colon, lung, prostate, brain, thyroid, leukemia, melanoma and pituitary cancer.
There are two ways medical marijuana makes it hard for cancer to grow and spread in the body; it’s both proapoptotic and antiangiogenic. Proapoptotic means it actually causes cancer cells to die without touching healthy cells at all. Antiangiogenic refers to the fact that cannabis cuts off a tumor’s blood supply — causing it to die, as well.
- A study was published in the International Journal of Oncology in 2017 noting that “cannabinoids successfully kill cancer cells.”
- An early preclinical study found cancer cells taken from patient blood samples reacted were sensitive to the two main ingredients in marijuana: tetrahydrocannabinolic acid (THCA) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).
- Lab and animal studies on breast, brain and colon cancers in animals shows that cannabinoids may stop tumor growth by blocking cell growth.
“Results show a number of cannabinoids could be paired together to generate an effect superior to that achieved if the components were used individually,” wrote the researchers of the International Journal of Oncology study. “CBD and THC together appeared to be more effective than either of them in isolation.”
Learn more about medical marijuana and find out if your painful condition qualifies for relief from these all-natural remedies. Contact the Long Island Compassionate Care Center today to schedule an appointment with New York State approved medical marijuana physician Dr. Jahan Chaudhry. Call (631) 588-4888 today and get the pain relief you deserve!