When we think of inflammation, we may think of getting an injury followed by swelling, but inflammation plays a huge roll when discussing chronic disease. It is important to share the educational information about the role inflammation plays in cancer development, prevention, as well as the treatment of cancer.
In fact, inflammation plays such a huge role in disease that medical researchers state that understanding the role inflammation has in disease can help with the development of new drugs, but who wants to add another pharmaceutical drug into their routine (1)? I can almost guess that no one does. We want to address inflammation and reduce it, not contribute to it, and we sure don’t want to spiral down the “pill” tunnel.
The potential anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties that CBD exhibits has led medical researchers to exploring the potential of cannabinoids, specifically CBD, when addressing the anti-inflammatory properties that these plant compounds have to offer.
Research shows that CBD is such a fantastic anti-inflammatory that is currently studying and exploring it’s potential to address chronic disease and you guessed it, an alternative treatment to address the progression, formation, and treatment of cancer, due to the anti-cancer properties (2).
According to Cancers, a peer reviewed open access journal, CBD has potential when discussing the treatment of cancer because of CBD’s ability to address the signs and symptoms associated with cancer and cancer treatment (2).
CBD was shown to prevent the formation and spreading of cancer due to the anti-tumor properties that halt the formation of new blood vessels that feed cancer cells and tumors (angiogenesis), as well as induce cancer cell death (apoptosis), and combat inflammation, which plays a huge role in the development and progression of cancer (2).
The study also stated that Full Spectrum products, which include THC, help with treating negative side effects that come from cancer and cancer treatment including cancer associated pain, anxiety, depression, sleep problems, and nausea/vomiting (2).
The study concluded that CBD could enhance orthodox treatments with chemotherapeutic agents and radiation therapy, which can help protect the body against neural and organ damage that treatment can cause (2).
This highlights the importance of including CBD alongside of cancer treatment to lessen the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation, address inflammation associated with cancer, as well as halting the spread or metastasis of cancer (2).
We need to improve how we deal with cancer and the help is being published in medical journals showing CBD and its effectiveness to address cancer and cancer related symptoms, so why isn’t this information being passed on to cancer patients?
It is our job to share this information to help those who are dealing with cancer to improve their quality of life, how the deal with cancer, as well as improve the effectiveness of conventional cancer treatment.
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*This information is for educational purposes and simply sharing of the information pertained to these particular studies. No medical claims are being made.
1. Hunter P. (2012). The inflammation theory of disease. The growing realization that chronic inflammation is crucial in many diseases opens new avenues for treatment. EMBO reports, 13(11), 968–970. https://doi.org/10.1038/embor.2012.142
- O'Brien K. (2022). Cannabidiol (CBD) in Cancer Management. Cancers, 14(4), 885. https://doi.org/10.3390/cancers14040885