Cancer can come in many forms and is characterized by abnormal cells developing and dividing in an uncontrolled manner in the human body. Cancer can form almost anywhere in the body. Cancer cells are invasive and continue to divide and increase in number. Cancer can cause many symptoms from pain to changes in weight and fatigue. Gene mutations are the cause of cancer. Your family history and environmental factors will affect your chances of developing cancer. While some cancers can be cured, others can be fatal. Early detection and treatment can greatly improve a patient’s survival rate.
How can Medical Marijuana Help Patients with Cancer?
Studies in 2015 and 2016 found that CBD (a major chemical compound in Medical Marijuana) demonstrated an ability to inhibit the growth of tumor cells in animals. Medical marijuana is very effective at treating symptoms of cancer including alleviating fatigue, pain, appetite loss, nausea, vomiting and anxiety. Furthermore, a 2012 study published in PubMed showed that conventional cancer treatment combined with cannabinoids (Chemical compounds in Medical Marijuana) had a synergistic effect against cancer and tumor cells. This means that by combining conventional treatment with Medical Marijuana, patients may benefit more than from just conventional treatment alone.