GROUP OF DOCTORS SUPPORT MEDICAL MARIJUANA TREATMENT
A recently published study of oncology providers printed in the official journal of the academy of pediatrics discovered that 85 percent of physicians who provide medical marijuana would recommend it for use in children with cancer. Interestingly enough, the research actually found that 95 percent of physicians who are not able to prescribe medical marijuana support its use in child cancer patients.
CANNABIS CAN HELP TREAT CANCER
There’s little debate regarding whether or not cannabis has some legitimate medicinal uses. While the specific scope of its abilities is unknown, 1 condition for which medical marijuana has been clinically helpful is cancer. There’s quickly compiling evidence that demonstrates cannabis can help to treat a number of the symptoms of cancer and maybe even the condition itself.
Among the most significant ways cannabis can enhance the quality of life of cancer patients is its ability to counteract the negative effects of chemotherapy. Chemotherapy remains the best well-known cancer treatment but it can take a plethora of horrible side effects. Some of the most important side effects of chemotherapy include muscle pain, nausea, and weight loss. Cannabis has shown again and again in studies its capacity to help relive all of those symptoms to varying degrees. There are a number of studies that show that when administered properly, CBD can dull and attack the receptors resulting in nausea. You will find even more studies indicating cannabis is a very effective pain reliever.
Although it is more of a controversial issue, there’s some evidence indicating cannabis actually has the power to kill cancer cells thus halting the development of the condition. This isn’t as universally valued as fact as the notion that cannabis can relieve nausea and pain, it’s promising enough that lots of cancer patients supplement their therapy with frequent administration of cannabis.
Oncologists have been historically cautious when recommending cannabis as a result of possible side effects and lack of universal scientific approval. What’s so shocking about this report is that it indicates that physicians almost unanimously support cannabis for kids with cancer. According to the study, the amount of physicians who support medical marijuana use in children increases if the child is in graver condition. Oncologists support a medical marijuana cancer treatment in these high numbers since there are many studies which indicate that cannabis will not have the ability to ease pain and nausea and might have the the ability to kill cancer cells.
Most from the cannabis industry are rightfully excited about the recreational legalization efforts sweeping the country, but studies like this, showing that almost 100 percent of oncologists support the recommendation of cannabis to cancer stricken children are only as exciting. Proof will continue to mount that backs up the view of those doctors and as it does, the quality of life for cancer sufferers will continue to improve.
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