CBD: A Promising Treatment for Breast Cancer

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It has been known for quite a while that cannabis contains medical benefits, but more and more research is supporting the power of the cannabis compound, CBD, in fighting and treating all types of cancers, specifically breast cancer.

The California Pacific Medical Research Center (CPMRC) published research showing CBD’s ability to inhibit metastasis, specifically in breast cancer cells. It is believed that the cannabinoids in marijuana latch onto endocannabinoid receptors, thereby preventing cancer cells to grow or spread, and eventually, causing the cells to die.

Breast cancer survivor Stefanie LaRue was only 30 when she was diagnosed with Stage IV Metastatic breast cancer. She underwent six rounds of chemotherapy and a double breast mastectomy, all in a vain effort to prevent the spread of the disease.

It was upon the third reoccurrence of cancer that LaRue decided she needed to try something different. She decided to stop chemotherapy, in exchange for a cannabis oil regimen. After six rounds of chemo and three occurrences of the cancer, the most amazing thing happened – it worked.

“Cannabis oil killed the tumors in my body. My monthly lab and quarterly scan results are proof that the cannabis oil treatment worked,” said LaRue.

Even LaRue’s doctor, a one-time skeptic of the treatment, now also believes that the cannabis oil was a key factor in LaRue’s disappearing tumors.

When somebody has breast cancer, cannabinoid receptors can be overly expressed, thus high-CBD strains and oils release chemicals that bind on and inhibit their growth. HER2 and triple-negative breast cancers have been shown to be slightly more likely to be affected by CBD treatments.

The CPMRC’s research further suggests that the best treatment plan might be a combination of old methods and new, finding that CBD and traditional cancer treatments such as chemotherapy, were most effective when treated together, and the high CBD can also help alleviate pain that many cancer patients experience.

Sharon Letts demonstrates the potential potency of treatment. After encountering a mass in her left breast during a mammogram, Letts got straight to work, treating her cancer with a mix of CBD oils. By the time she scheduled her second biopsy, the doctors told her there was no need – that the target point, and in effect, the tumor as a whole had disappeared.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and it’s important to schedule mammograms and do self-checks at home. There are more than 3 million cases per year in the US alone. Even with all the advancements and discoveries surrounding treatment, early detection remains the best way to cure breast cancer.

 

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