Studies Show Elements of Cannabis Kill Breast Cancer Cells
Friday, March 3rd, 2017
Most people know someone who is battling, or has been affected by, the dreaded “C- word”, commonly known as cancer. This horrible disease turns the world of the patient upside-down, as well as that of their loved ones, every single day.
Fortunately, a new “C-word” is in the process of taking its place, in more ways than one!
That “C-word” is cannabis, and its medicinal benefits are becoming more widely recognized throughout the country, which is why it is legalized for medicinal use in more than half the states and a couple of U.S. territories. Medicinal marijuana has been proven to help ease inflammation, pain, and nausea, especially when it comes to cancer and the side effects associated with chemotherapy.
What you may not know is that there are clinical studies by The National Cancer Institute (NCI), a segment of the National Institutes of Health, a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, women, especially, will find particularly compelling. These studies examined the effects of certain cannabinoids on cancer cells in mice.
Cannabinoids are the chemical components in cannabis with drug-like effects, specifically, 9-delta-Tetrahydrocannibinol (9-delta-THC), and cannabidiol (CBD). These remarkable elements of cannabis kill breast cancer cells, with no evidence of consequence to normal breast cells. What’s more, cannabinoids can stop a tumor in its tracks, by inhibiting the growth of blood vessels that feed it.
The NCI website provides a detailed list with technical explanations regarding these and other clinical studies, but in a nutshell, cannabinoids could, quite possibly, be a solution to someday eradicate breast and other forms of cancer, such as lung, liver, and colon.
According to NCI, “A laboratory study of delta-9-THC in liver cancer cells showed that it damaged or killed the cancer cells. The same study of delta-9-THC in mouse models of liver cancer showed that it had anti-tumor effects. Delta-9-THC has been shown to cause these effects by acting on molecules that may also be found in non-small cell lung cancer cells and breast cancer cells.”
Furthermore, “studies in mouse models of metastatic breast cancer showed that cannabinoids may lessen the growth, number, and spread of tumors.”
This, among the many other findings of the NCI studies, clearly shows benefits of medical marijuana consumption by cancer patients, and offers real hope for women and men who are currently fighting some form of cancer, or who are predisposed for the disease.
Not a smoker? Not a problem. Consumers don’t have to smoke marijuana to take advantage of the benefits of cannabinoids. Nowadays, THC and CBD can be ingested through edibles, drops, and sprays.
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