Cancer is related to chronic set of diseases that can start almost anywhere in the body whereby cells in the body begin to divide and spread into surrounding tissue through killing healthy cells. A normal cell usually grow and divide to form new healthy cells as the body requires them. In the case of cancer the orderly process of healthy cells aging or damaged cells dying, the cells become mutated forcing old or damaged cells to survive and not die while new cells continue to form when they are not quite needed yet. The extra cells will divide without stopping forming into growths called tumors.
Large number of cancers form solid tumors while blood cancer types such as leukemias do not form solid tumors.
To find a list of cancer types see the list here.
Cannabinoids have helped increase the quality of life for a large number of cancer patients around the world from nausea, vomiting, reducing pain and inflammation, fighting the side effects of chemotherapy and increasing appetite.
The National Cancer Institute admitted that marijuana kills cancer cells in their recent article where they stated that THC slowed the growth of lung cancers, breast cancers, and virus-induced leukemia..." and "prolonged their lives by as much as 36%."
Dr. Manuel Guzman from Madrid's Complutense University discovered that THC could selectively induce programmed cell death in brain tumor cells with impacting healthy cells. In 2012 a pair of scientists found THC stops metastasis in many kinds of agressive types of cancer as per the California Pacific Medical Center.
In recent years a large number of research studies and scientific reports on cannabis and cancer have appeared with incredible testimonials from young patients to seniors desiring to increase the quality of life and seeing further healing.
Stories like Alysa Erwin who suffered from anaplastic astrocytoma and utilized canna oil with a combination of can-na-bis product types to help the effects of cancer, radiation and surgery. Even when she stopped taking the preventative maintenance dose of cannabinoids and the cancer came back into her ventricles, brain stem and spinal fluids. She decided for a second time to utilize canna oil this time in the hospital with the acknowledgement of her doctors, "Keep doing what you're doing." She is cancer free once again at age 19 with her first diagnosis occurring at the tender age of 14.
Cancer patients are starting to spread the education and compassion of how cannabis helped their cancer by recommending MJ to patients by becoming pro-active with their doctors by having a true heart to heart with facts, research and testimonials with a combination of other alternative treatment techniques and supplements. This way of instruction will not only help their doctors be educated in cannabinoids but will assist future cancer patients who may begin asking about cannabinoids as a viable cancer treatment.