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How does marijuana help with cancer patients?

How does marijuana help with cancer patients?

symptom relief: Marijuana is not an anti-cancer product. It can help with some of the side effects of cancer chemotherapy and some of the general metabolic ill feeling from metastatic cancer. The major problem with it is that it is federally illegal (although 'legal' in some states). We need improved laws regarding this generally benign agent. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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What benefit can marijuana and cocaine have for cancer patients?

What benefit can marijuana and cocaine have for cancer patients?

Mixed: Cocaine will have no therapeutic benefit to cancer patients (or anyone). There may be temporary high that crashes back down & disrupts brain chemistry too. Some cancer patients with extreme nausea, anorexia (loss of appetite), weight loss, and pain that are unresponsive to other measures, say they benefit from marijuana. It is not an automatic cancer patient = marijuana prescription, though. ...Read more

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What does marijuana do for cancer patients? Is it good for all types of cancer? If you smoke weed does it prevent you from getting cancer?

What does marijuana do for cancer patients? Is it good for all types of cancer? If you smoke weed does it prevent you from getting cancer?

Pain relief: Is reported for severe pain. Some mind relief as well. Possible action with other narcotics - morphine as used by hospice organizations. Smoking anything may yield carcinogens - particularly for lung- which is sensitive. ...Read more

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Can vaporized marijuana cause cancer? How common is cancer related to marijuana use?

Can vaporized marijuana cause cancer?  How common is cancer related to marijuana use?

Vapor is efficient: A study from ucla looked at what the most efficient and in theory safest delivery mechanism for thc, the active paychodelic chemical in marijuana, is. It compared water bong, joint cigarette, pipe, and vaporizer. They calculated the amt of thc compared to contaminants and pollutants. Vapor then joint then pipe then water bong. This doesn't mean it's safe just requires least amt for fx. ...Read more

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How does marijuana help with cancer?

How does marijuana help with cancer?

symptom relief: Marijuana is not an anti-cancer product. It can help with some of the side effects of cancer chemotherapy and some of the general metabolic ill feeling from metastatic cancer. The major problem with it is that it is federally illegal (although 'legal' in some states). We need improved laws regarding this generally benign agent. ...Read more

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How does marijuana help fight cancer?

How does marijuana help fight cancer?

Marijuana effects: Marijuana does not fight cancer. National institute on drug abuse states that it may have potential in the treatment of pain and nausea9which can be symptoms of cancer). ...Read more

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Does marijuana kill cancer cells?

Does marijuana kill cancer cells?

No: There are some sites of the internet that claim hemp oil can cure cancer. This is false. Anyone trying to sell such a concoction is trying to make a fast buck and take advantage of someone. ...Read more

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