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Does Cannabis oil Cure some cancers?
« on: 26/01/2013 20:39:58 »
There seems to be a group of people that have had very positive results by using Cannabis oil in the treatment of some cancers.
Does anyone here have an opinion about this?  I know it is an illegal substance in most countries but in America there seems to be reports coming in of it being used successfully to treat patients.  Has there been any serious scientific study into these claims?
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Re: Does Cannabis oil Cure some cancers?
« Reply #1 on: 27/01/2013 06:25:46 »
Quote from:   Kat Arney , Cancer Research UK
At the moment, there simply isn’t enough evidence to prove that cannabinoids – whether natural or synthetic – works to treat cancer in patients, although research is ongoing. And there’s certainly no evidence that ‘street’ cannabis can treat cancer.
http://scienceblog.cancerresearchuk.org/2012/07/25/cannabis-cannabinoids-and-cancer-the-evidence-so-far

http://www.thenakedscientists.com/HTML/articles/columnists/people/kat-arney/

Palliation (not cure) is another matter ...
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The Lancet Oncology, Volume 6, Issue 1, Pages 35 - 42, January 2005

Cannabinoids and cancer: causation, remediation, and palliation

... As yet there is no evidence that THC or other cannabinoids have anticancer effects in humans. Third, Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) may treat the symptoms and side-effects of cancer, and there is evidence that it and other cannabinoids may be useful adjuvant treatments that improve appetite, reduce nausea and vomiting, and alleviate moderate neuropathic pain in patients with cancer.
http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanonc/article/PIIS1470-2045%2804%2901711-5/abstract
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Re: Does Cannabis oil Cure some cancers?
« Reply #2 on: 27/01/2013 08:55:56 »
I would think that Hemp oil would be just about the same as Cannabis oil, minus the THC.  So, if it is just the oil, then one might try the hemp which presumably is easier to acquire.

Marijuana is used as an anti-emetic (among other things).  Chemotherapy, and other cancer treatments can cause nausea, and other symptoms.  The Marijuana is used to reduce these negative symptoms, or so they say.

Increasing the tolerance for the cancer meds could in turn improve the treatment.
 


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Re: Does Cannabis oil Cure some cancers?
« Reply #4 on: 23/04/2013 08:15:23 »
Interesting.  Not Cannabis, of course, but anti-CD47 sounds like it could be an important part of future cancer therapy, at least if it is eventually proven safe in humans.

It likely would cause lysing of RBC's, and perhaps other problems so I wonder how well tolerated it would be. 

If CD47 is primarily a blood senescence marker, I wonder if it would also relate to Malaria and HIV.
 

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Re: Does Cannabis oil Cure some cancers?
« Reply #5 on: 12/05/2013 22:20:42 »
I would think that Hemp oil would be just about the same as Cannabis oil, minus the THC.  So, if it is just the oil, then one might try the hemp which presumably is easier to acquire.
Hemp oil is the oil pressed from hemp seeds - it's a very good and nutritious vegetable oil; one of the best.
Cannabis oil is the narcotic resin secreted by the plant, extracted using solvents, and containing cannabinoids and THC.

Not the same thing at all; and the hemp that makes hemp seed oil is a different variety of hemp from the marijuana hemp plant.
 

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