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Cannabis and CBD for Treating Inflammatory Breast Cancer

Cannabis CBD Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is one of the most tragic diseases plaguing our country today. Major causes for this disease vary depending on the type of cancer, as there is no single cause. For example, liver cancer may be caused by excessive drinking, and skin cancer may be caused by high exposure to sunlight. Breast cancer is a particularly painful form of cancer, and it primarily genetic. When someone is diagnosed, their life (and the life of their loved ones) is never the same. Cancer develops when cells mutate and split and become antagonistic to the host body. This plight obviously has led concerned loved ones to seek treatment for the disease.

A Natural Treatment (CBD)

CBD is emerging today as a natural treatment for many kinds of diseases, specifically breast cancer. Research validates that these properties can be used for benefiting breast cancer patients and survivors. The most common form of intake relating to cannabis-based products or medicines is through inhalation via a cigarette also known as a joint. However, over time new forms of consumption have been created with fewer smoking-related disadvantages. Patients are now able to ingest cannabis-based products/medicines via baked goods (brownies/cookies), candy form (gummies), drink form in a tea or soft drink, lotions and creams for skin-based ailments as well as capsules and oil drops for under the tongue.

In relation to breast cancer patients would be recommended to take CBD oil under the tongue and in certain cases have it injected. While THC for breast cancer has been found to provide huge benefits, as well as CBD oil, due to THC providing a high effect it is still a controlled substance in many countries and certain states within America. This means CBD is much more widely available than THC for potential breast cancer patients and in some cases, people feel it is a much more reliable choice.

These findings show CBD oil as being a much better alternative to modern medicines as well as an aid to the side effects of specific cancer treatments. Furthermore, it is a much better alternative than traditional marijuana use.

Inflammatory Breast Cancer (IBC)

Did you know that there are many different types of breast cancer? Cancer treatment can be painful because it varies in form from person-to-person. One of the rarest and most fatal forms of breast cancer is Inflammatory Breast Cancer or IBC. This form is different from other types of breast cancer in its symptoms, appearance, and the way to treat it. Symptoms of IBC “include breast swelling, purple or red color of the skin, and pitting or thickening of the skin around the breast so that it may look and feel like an orange peel.

Symptoms of IBC

Be very alert if you notice any of these symptoms in yourself. However, these symptoms do not always necessarily indicate Inflammatory Breast Cancer, so your doctor. Inflammatory breast cancer is not the most common form of breast cancer, but it is the most aggressive form. Be aware that some cases of inflammatory breast cancer are genetic and can be passed down from one generation to the next.

IBC Treatments

Traditionally, the most active form of treatment has been chemotherapy, but an alternative, more natural approaches have risen in popularity in recent years. Doctors screen and diagnose breast cancer by tests, such as mammograms. These tests are instrumental in finding variant forms, such as IBC. IBC is an uncommon but very aggressive form of breast cancer and it moves quickly, even in early stages.


Cannabis and CBD have beneficial properties to reduce inflammation and relieve pain, and perhaps even lower the mortality rate. Inflammatory breast cancer is extremely fatal. CBD has calming effects, that helps to relieve anxiety, without a high. The cannabis plant has many different cannabinoids that can help the human body. The most widely known are THC can CBD. While both provide many benefits THC provides a high that means some people are reluctant to use it while authorities continue to ban it in some parts of the world.

However, the process by which these cannabinoids work with the body is similar to modern medications. The cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant interact with protein receptors within our body. CBD communicates with the CB1 receptor and because this receptor is found throughout the body, primarily the immune system, it can have healing effects on many disorders. Disorders such as ADHD, Anxiety, Epilepsy, Parkinson’s and Multiple Sclerosis as well as many others.

The healing effects we experience from CBD are not due to any miracle drug. The CBD cannabinoids can be considered merely as reinforcements for cannabinoids we already have within our bodies that are already trying to fight off our ailments. However, the cannabinoids within our body are called endocannabinoids.

This is simply because they are cannabinoids that are endogenous (endo) to our bodies. The CBD interacts with these endocannabinoids through our endocannabinoid system. This then allows for allow the cannabinoids (CBD/Endo) to communicate with our many different protein receptors to better fight against many different disorders.

Placebo or Not?

Studies and research have been done to help understand the medical properties of CBD and medical cannabis for treating cancer. The public can be safely reassured that the benefits experienced from both CBD and THC are 100% legitimate, however, further research and medical trials are needed before legitimate medication and dosages are provided to the public. There are many studies already conducted from different countries that can provide reliable evidence for those unsure about the real benefits of cannabis.

Marijuana has helped terminally-ill cancer patients long before the legalization of recreational use. Given what we’ve discussed about the dreadful and persistent Inflammatory Breast Cancer, we ought to be devoting much energy to finding new solutions. If we can continue down the path of using this herb for healing purposes–especially fatal breast cancer–we can help build together a healthier world.

Jonathan Neilly
Jonathan Neilly
Jonathan Neilly is registered with the British Psychological Society, breaking the taboo on mental health issues is one of the driving forces in his life. His background in biomedicine gives him additional understanding of the factors that work together to influence the human condition.

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