Researchers have found that cannabidiol (CBD) from cannabis plants, have the ability to turn off the gene that is responsible for metastasis of an aggressive form of breast cancer that is called "triple-negative breast cancer".
This form of breast cancer, where 15 to 20 percent of all breast cancer patients are suffering from, do not have these hormone receptors . Receptors where the most successful treatments are based on. Triple-negative cancer cells have a high concentration of ID-1 (protein which causes cancer can spread through the body). When scientists exposed these cells to cannabidiol, to their great shock the cells turned back to their normal, healthy state. The CBD turned off the overactive ID-1, and thus stopped the spread to surrounding tissues.
Other potential treatable cancers that respond are forms of leukemia, lung cancer and cancer of the ovaries and brain tumors. These cancers all have a high concentration of ID-1 and research of other cancers also show similar results.
All over the world women suffer from breast cancer. Breast cancer counts 10.1% of all cancers among women and is after lung cancer, the most common form of non-skin cancer and the fifth most common cause of cancer deaths. Breast cancer caused 519,000 deaths worldwide in 2004, which was 7% of all cancer deaths, and nearly 1% of all deaths.
Cannabidiol (CBDA) is an inhibitor of MDA-MB-231 breast cancer cell migration (it stops the spread). Cannabidiol (CBD) is an important non-psychoactive component of marijuana, which has been showing that it holds securities antiproliferative (it stops growing or ability to multiply) against cancer cells. Results of the investigation revealed that CBDA inhibit the migration of aggressive human MDA-MB-231 breast cancer cells.
Before considering drastic treatments such as chemotherapy or surgery, it is worthwhile to note that: most of the women that were diagnosed with breast cancer, were diagnosed through a mammogram, had no cancer at all. 93 percent of all cases of breast cancer that was discovered in a early stage, had no advantage of this early detection, according to a new study, which was published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Dr. Gilbert Welch, co-author of the study says, "We have discovered that the mammogram studies have been associated with 1.5 million additional women who were diagnosed with breast cancer." Dr. Welch's team found that there was virtually no decrease in the number of breast cancer cases in the final stage by the discoveries at an early stage. Meaning that many women who were told they had breast cancer, were in fact misled.
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Most women in whom breast cancer is detected, immediately vote to begin treatment immediately. Which consists of the injection of expensive and highly toxic chemical agents which, in fact, oncologists sell the same to women who were incorrectly diagnosed. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (Experts in the field of health care that evaluate recent scientific evidence on preventive service) advised that most women do not need mammograms as early and as often as previously thought.
Scientists at the California Pacific Medical Center, that are researching substances in cannabis for over 20 years, have confirmed that cannabidiol (CBD) has the ability to turn off the DNA that causes breast cancer and metastasis in other cancers. CBD is the second most abundant cannabinoid in marijuana and is not psychoactive. You get not get stoned/high. Scientist Pierre despre says, "We focused our research first on breast cancer, but have now discovered that cannabidiol works with many aggressive forms of cancer - brain tumors, prostate cancer - in fact with any form of cancer in which high concentrations ID-1 play a role ."
One-to-One CBD/THC relationship
Not only CBD, but THC also plays an important role in the treatment of cancer. Results show that the most effective weed oils have a one to one ratio of CBD and THC. There are few marijuana strains with this profile because weed were developed for the recreational market. (Psychoactive effects). They have a lot of THC and little CBD.
Studies show, CBD oil will destroy cancer cells when it is used for two months, taken three times a day. It should be seriously considered and used by anyone who is diagnosed with (breast) cancer. CBD oil is very effective, and can be safely taken in addition to other treatments.
Before buying CBD oil: Get yourself well informed by a licensed physician in the field of cannabis treatment for the best CBD/THC balance for your condition.
Source: Department of Molecular Biology, Daiichi University of Pharmacy, Fukuoka, Japan....