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CBD for Cancer?

Posted on November 09 2021

What is CBD?

CBD is one of hundreds of chemicals found in the flowering cannabis plant. CBD does not have the psychoactive, or consciousness-altering effects of another chemical found in cannabis called tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). THC is the chemical that makes people feel "high". On the other hand, some people use CBD to help relieve pain, anxiety, and problems with sleep.
CBD comes from cannabis plants called hemp, which are specifically grown with high levels of CBD and low levels of THC. Cannabis plants grown with high levels of THC are often referred to as marijuana. CBD comes from the oil that is extracted from the cannabis plant. That oil can then be ingested as a liquid, capsule or chewable gelatin, or inhaled through vaping. It can also be added as an ingredient in products such as lotions, creams, inhalers, and skin patches.



Can CBD help people with cancer?

Studies are underway to answer this question. Some studies say CBD may relieve some of the side effects of cancer and its treatment, such as pain, insomnia, anxiety, or nausea. Other scientists are studying whether CBD might slow or stop cancer growth. Some people with cancer have reported benefits from taking CBD, such as helping with nausea, vomiting, and depression.



GLIOMAS / These brain tumors are usually very aggressive. Sometimes they can be surgically removed, with all that this entails in terms of the possibility of sequelae. Both THC and CBD are shown to be effective in mice, associated used in this type of tumors, and enhance their effect.

PROSTATE / Some types of prostate cancer see their growth inhibited with CBD treatments.

BREAST / Side effects would be reduced. CBD are widely used by breast cancer patients to treat nausea and vomiting associated with chemotherapy, in addition to improving general condition. There is a preclinical study indicating that the acid form of CBD, is effective in inhibiting the migration of cancer cells.

Other types of cancer in which CBD could be useful include lymphomas, colon, lung, skin, pancreas, leukemias and stomach.

While CBD appears to help ease some cancer symptoms and side effects of treatment, no research suggests that CBD can combat cancer itself. And as the National Cancer Institute points out, taking CBD may actually inhibit certain cancer treatments. Oncology patients can benefit from CBD treatment to treat chemotherapy-related symptoms and improve their quality of life.

As with any new supplement, speak with a doctor before using CBD during cancer treatment to ensure that it will not cause interactions.

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