CAN MEDICAL MARIJUANA CURE CANCER?

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Medical Cannabis for Cancer Cure

Cancer results from the uncontrolled growth of previously healthy cells. That means that cancer cells mutate, even if the body doesn’t need them. Traditional cancer treatments like chemotherapy and radiation kill cells but can’t specifically target just the bad cancer cells. This causes a wide array of other conditions and symptoms, like nausea, appetite loss, and depression. Using medical marijuana can help offset some of these conditions to help improve the quality of life for someone battling cancer.

Medical marijuana is approved in several states as a supplemental treatment for cancer patients. Cannabis has been shown in countless studies to provide relief from many of the common ailments associated with treating cancer.

Cachexia

 Cachexia is also called wasting syndrome. People with cancer often have unintentional weight loss, specifically lean muscle, and fat. It’s combined with fatigue and a decline in basic abilities to function. Several studies show that by increasing appetite, medical cannabis can help prevent or reverse cachexia. 

Depression and anxiety

Battling cancer is tough. Medical marijuana can help manage feelings of depression because it helps to increase the production of serotonin. 

Insomnia

Emerging research shows that CBD can be useful in treating insomnia, and THC might decrease the amount of time it takes to fall asleep. This might help cancer patients feel more rested and prepared to handle their daily activities. 

Nausea and vomiting

One of the most widely studied benefits of medical cannabis is its ability to treat the feeling of nausea, which is a common side effect of chemotherapy and radiation. 

Neuropathy

Nerve damage is a common side effect of chemotherapy and other cancer treatments. Using medical marijuana has been shown to offer relief from neuropathy. 

Pain

Cancer is a painful illness. Cannabis is used for pain relief because it works similarly to opioids without adverse side effects. 

Whether or not marijuana can cure breast cancer remains to be seen. This is an exciting time for cannabis research as the medical community continues to embrace the powerful effects of this wondrous plant. Now scientists are asking themselves questions like, “Can marijuana cure lung cancer?” and if CBD is a cure for cancer. If you or a loved one have cancer and need relief, know we’re here to help.

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