Mar 31, 2016 5:36 AM

How can medical marijuana help with ADRENAL CORTICAL CANCER?

Definition of Adrenal Cortical Cancer (ACC)

This type of cancer is very rare and hard to diagnose, because in most cases it doesn't have any symptoms before cancer is far advanced. ACC is more likely to happen to people in their 40s and 50s. Adrenal Cortical Cancer starts in the cortex – the outer layer of the adrenal glands. Adrenal glands are above the each kidney, and the kidneys are in the upper part of the abdomen. ACC is very aggressive and often found when it is spread to the surrounding tissues and organs. Patients who seek medical attention experience abdominal pain, pain in the flank, fever, unhealthy weight loss, tiredness, body change. Invaded by tumor, adrenal glands produce a lot of hormone, much more that it is needed, thus causing changes in the body: a female and male acquire characteristics of the opposite sex. Children are also in the risk group.

How can medical marijuana help?

Adrenal cortical cancer is very rare type of cancerous tumors. According to the statistics around 300 people are diagnosed ACC each year. ACC is treated as other cancer types: surgery, radio- and chemotherapy. A great number of side effects of these treatments makes people suffer during the course, some are unbearable, patients feel fatigue, pain, including abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting, appetite loss, weight loss, anxiety, depression, second cancer after radiotherapy. Medical marijuana or cannabis can help fight the common unpleasant effects and even help kill cancer cells. Old and recent studies have countless medical evidences, that the main ingredients in marijuana tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) have anti-cancer properties, which can affect cancer cells without harming normal cells, while traditional therapies harm normal cells along with cancerous tumor. THC and CBD work to affect certain cells in the body and make patients feel better, alleviate chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV), lessen pain, restore appetite. Researches say that TCH numbs cells in the brain that register pain; act on receptors throughout the body that regulate appetite, thus changes eating behavior for better. For that reason it is legalized and is now Schedule I drug under US Federal law. Today, it is officially used in more that 20 states. Marijuana can help fight all kinds of cancer and lessen the severity of undesirable effects, provide antispasmodic and analgesic effects. It is fully natural and affordable drug with fewer toxic side effects.

If you are receiving chemo- or radiotherapy or considering it, medical marijuana can bring you relief and increase quality of your life during the treatment, this site can help you to realize it.

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