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Mar 31, 2016 5:36 AM

How can medical marijuana help with UTERINE CANCER?

Definition of Uterine cancer

Uterine sarcoma (also called uterine cancer) is a type of endometrial cancer and rarer than other endometrial cancers, which is the sixth most common cancer in women worldwide, and is most common in developed countries. Malignant cells grow in the muscle and supporting tissues of the uterus (womb). It can be diagnosed at early stages and then chances for curing it are very high. Uterine cancer has 4 stages. Ate stages 1 and 2, cancer is found only in the uterus and pelvis accordingly. At stages 3 and 4, cancer has spread out of uterine to the tissue of the abdomen, liver, bones or lungs. When a female has abnormal vaginal bleeding and discharge, pain in the pelvic area, the woman should seek for medical attention to find out what causes it.

How can medical marijuana help?

In the US more that 40,000 women were diagnosed with endometrial cancer in 2011, most patients were in their 50s and 60s. Risk factors of endometrial cancer are: obesity, high blood pressure and diabetes. Around 40% of the cases are associated with obesity. Moderate medical marijuana (or cannabis) use can control weight. In this case, it may be a preventive measure for this type of cancer. In addition to that, today numerous studies claim that marijuana fights cancer tumors, kills cancer cells and reduces their growth. Conventional treatments for this type of cancer are surgery, abdominal hysterectomy, chemo- and radiotherapy. Abdominal hysterectomy is a surgical procedure of removing the whole uterine (or womb). After hysterectomy the patient can't get pregnant. Surgery can be followed by chemo- or radiotherapy to remove the rest of the tumor. Patients, who undergo one of these therapies, have to be aware of the side effects. Commonly they include appetite loss, weight loss, hair loss, fatigue, depression, severe physical and emotional pain, sickness. Studies and clinical evidences from different countries state, that cannabis has anti-cancer properties that inhibit tumor grow, prevent malignant cells from traveling, grow and make them eventually die. In addition to that, counteract chemo-and radiotherapy common side effects. Natural ingredients found in marijuana (around 480) are called cannabinoids; the best two studied are tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD). They work through the endocannabinoid system (ECS) in the human body to regulate multiple physiological processes, including appetite, pain-sensation, mood, and memory. According the latest studies, TCH and CBD combined with chemo- or radiotherapy make cancer cells more sensitive to chemical drugs or radiation beams.

Patients, who used it during their treatment, report that they got rid of constant physical and emotional pain, were in better mood, ate and didn't feel sick. In this case, even side effects of marijuana can be viewed as beneficial, they bring sedation and relaxation. Today, it is officially approved as an antispasmodic, analgesic and appetite stimulant. Used under control and in medical purposes, marijuana will make traditional treatment more effective, bring relief and relaxation, help go through the hardest times, and will keep you in a better mood.

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