Can Cannabis Benefit in Supporting Cancer Treatment? A new study reveals the truth.
Cannabis has the ability to modulate some of the most common and most severe symptoms of cancer and other symptoms associated with its treatment, such as nausea and vomiting, loss of appetite and pain. Unfortunately, we do not have enough scientific evidence to support cannabis efficacy in cancer patients. However, this allows doctors to discuss everything with their patients.
The entire study was conducted using keywords that are associated with cannabis and important cancer symptoms and its treatment. The literature has been well researched from preclinical models to clinical trials that included cancer, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), multiple sclerosis, inflammatory bowel disease, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and others to reasonably report on cannabis use in relief and supportive treating diseases.
There is a reasonable amount of evidence available that treats cannabis as a complement to first-line treatment in terms of nausea and vomiting, loss of appetite and pain. In addition, there has been very promising evidence that it helps in peripheral neuropathy caused by chemotherapy, gastrointestinal disorders and sleep disorders. Unfortunately, the literature is too limited to recommend cannabis to treat these symptoms.
There is very little, but all the more controversial, evidence that recommends cannabis use in cognitive disorders associated with cancer and its treatment, anxiety, depression and exhaustion. Cannabis adverse effects have been reported, but are reported to be very weak. Cannabis contains many beneficial bioactive substances that outweigh all risks in a positive sense.
Everything needs more research to clarify the mechanisms of action and efficacy and to fine-tune cannabis and medicines for the cancer-affected population.
Key words: cancer control, cannabis, medical marijuana, palliative care, supportive treatment
Více z této studie si můžete přečíst na: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6676264/. Celá studie je v anglickém jazyce.
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