Cancer Treatments

 

The Medical Marijuana Mall USA has a complete listing of the type of cancer Medical Marijuana has positive results with. Many Americans are suffering with cancer and the sometimes the brutal side effects of Chemotherapy and Radiation treatments. It is well documented that Medical Marijuana is a safe and effective way to treat these side effects. Further more, some of the prescription medicine given to these very patients contain forms of marijuana in them.

The cannabinoids drug THC (THC is an extract from the marijuana plant) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in relieving nausea and vomiting and increasing appetite in people with cancer and AIDS. Testing of other marijuana extracts is still in the early stages.

Marijuana and Cancer: Cannabis has been found to help cancer patients with pain and nausea, and recent research indicates it has tumor-reducing and anti-carcinogenic properties properties as well. It has proven highly effective at controlling the nausea associated with chemotherapy, and its appetite-stimulation properties help combat wasting. Cannabis can also help control the pain associated with some cancers, as well as that resulting from radiation and chemotherapy treatment. MORE...

Marijuana Cancer Fighting Properties: More than twenty major studies published between 2001 and 2006 have shown that the chemicals in cannabis known as cannabinoids have a significant effect fighting cancer cells. We now know cannabinoids arrest many kinds of cancer growths (brain, breast, leukemic, melanoma, phaeochromocytoma) through promotion of apoptosis (programmed cell death) that is lost in tumors, and by arresting angiogenesis (increased blood vessel production). MORE...

Marijuana and Tumor Reduction: Although cannabis smoke has been shown to have precancerous-causing effects in animal tissue, epidemiological studies on humans have failed to link cannabis smoking with cancer. If smoke inhalation is a concern, cannabis can be used with a vaporizer, orally in baked goods, and topically as a tincture or a suppository. MORE...

Marijuana Compared to Other Medicine: The American Cancer Society lists 269 medicines currently prescribed to treat cancer and its symptoms, and to treat the side effects of other cancer drugs. Some drugs are prescribed for pain caused by cancer, and cancer patients report pain relief with cannabis therapy. Many chemotherapy agents cause severe nausea and 13 drugs are currently prescribed to treat nausea, including Marinol, a synthetic form of delta-9-THC, one of the active ingredients in cannabis. MORE...

Cancer Treatments

Brain Cancer Breast Cancer Cervical Cancer Colorectal Cancer
Leukemia Lung Cancer Lymphoma Melanoma
Pancreatic Cancer Prostate Cancer    

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