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Cancer & Medical Marijuana

"The active ingredient in marijuana cuts tumor growth in common lung cancer in half and significantly reduces the ability of the 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 cancerous stem cells are fundamental in the cause of cancer.  Cancerous tumors grow so big that the affected organ or tissue cease 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

 

Symptoms

  • fatigue
  • 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
  • cough or trouble breathing
  • difficulty swallowing
  • indigestion
  • muscle or joint pain
  • fevers or night sweats
  • bleeding or bruising

 

5 Top Drugs Prescribed for Cancer - 2015

  • Carboplatin                 
  • Adriamycin     
  • Cytoxan                      
  • Adrucil
  • Cyclophosphamide

 

Carboplatin Side Effects: Constipation; diarrhea; hair loss; loss of appetite; nausea; stomach pain or upset; vomiting; weakness.  Source: www.drugs.com

 

What are Cancer Drugs Side Effects and Toxicity - Information and Statistics

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 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 tumours
  • Reducing, stopping cells from moving or invading neighbouring 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 cause 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 reduces 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:

 

420RecommendationsOnline: Cancer patients that wish to use Medical Marijuana should contact a licensed Medical Doctor to evaluate their condition or symptom.  Alternately, you can get a doctor's recommendation for MMJ here online.  Our online process is quick, inexpensive and legal.  Apply now here, 100% online.   

 

FURTHER READING - HOW MEDICAL MARIJUANA TREATS CANCER

Marijuana Kills Cancer Cells, Admits The U.S. National Cancer Institute

How Cannabinoids Kill Cancer

5 Must-Know Facts About Cannabidiol

Marijuana Kills Cancer Cells, Admits The U.S. National Cancer Institute

Cannabis Oil cures Breast Cancer

Cannabis Cures Cancer

Benefits of CBD Get National Attention

“When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.” - Franklin D. Roosevelt

 

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