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Cancer Studies

It is estimated that around 1,735,350 people will be diagnosed with cancer in 2018 in America. Out of this number, about 609,640 could die. There are many different types of cancer, the most common include; cancer of the lung, breast, prostate, rectum and/or colon, bronchus, bladder, skin and liver to name a few.

Cancer is when there is cell growth that is out of control, these cells produce lumps, also known as tumors. These tumors can interfere with the functioning of our entire body. If untreated, it can spread to other parts of the body and become extremely difficult to treat – which can result in death.

The use of medical cannabis, CBD, hemp and other sources derived from the cannabis plant are becoming extremely popular with treating symptoms of cancer. Research has discovered that different cannabinoids can stop cells dividing, creating blood vessels and kill certain bad cells. Studies recorded has also indicated that medical cannabis has chemicals that may help with cancer symptoms such as pain, loss of appetite and nausea.

Scientists have discovered that cannabinoids can reduce inflammation and possibly change cell reproduction. What this means is that with the help of medical cannabis or CBD oil, cancer cells could be stopped in their tracks.
Although, not enough solid evidence exists to determine plausible benefits. CBD can show positive effects on those with cancer that have reported it, but some argue that this is all down to chemotherapy and radiation. Those that have been given the all-clear from cancer and have used CBD as treatment, have given it their adoration. There is no certain way to know exactly what effects medical cannabis has on cancer patients until more thorough studies are evaluated.