Lung cancer is a malignant lung tumor characterized by uncontrolled cell growth in tissues of the lung. This growth can spread beyond the lung by the process of metastasis into nearby tissue or other parts of the body. Doctors usually diagnose two lung cancer types, small cell and non-small cell, depending on how they appear under a microscope. A person is more likely to have non-small cell lung cancer than small cell. Lung cancer is mostly common in people who smoke. However, even those who do not smoke have developed lung cancer. If a smoker quits smoking even after smoking for a long time, chances of developing lung cancer are significantly reduced.
The American Cancer society estimates about 228,150 new cases of lung cancer and about 142,670 deaths from lung cancer in the United States for 2019. Lung cancer has surpassed breast cancer as the cause of most cancer-related deaths in the United States. It now carries a higher risk of death than breast, colon and prostate cancer combined. A lung cancer is more treatable if diagnosed in its early stages. Surgery and radiation are the most common ways to treat lung cancer. Chemotherapy is often used to treat small cell lung cancer. CBD has proven to be effective for dealing with symptoms of cancer treatment such as nausea and vomiting while it can also have significant effects on cancer itself by slowing, stopping and even reversing the growth of cancerous tumors.
It has been well established that CBD helps with treating the symptoms of lung cancer. A study carried out in 1975 tested CBD in mice with lung cancer. The study concluded that CBD helped slow the growth of lung cancer in the mice. The potential benefits with using CBD for people living with cancer include pain relief, improved sleep, appetite stimulation and antiemetic effects. Researches have shown that CB1 and CB2 receptors may be potential targets in lung cancer. Phytocannabinoids like CBD have a powerful therapeutic potential because of its interaction with endocannabinoid system, due to its wide-ranging medical capabilities and lack of side effects in various neurological conditions.
CBD’s double effect on both tumor and endothelial cells outlines that CBD can be used as a potentially effective agent in cancer therapy. There have been a few success stories that shows how CBD’s introduction helped patients combat lung cancer. A person who started taking daily drops of CBD oil for three months saw that the tumors shrank after performing a routine scan. Preclinical evidences suggested that CBD are not only effective in treating cancer but also in preventing chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy. The same study suggested that CBD can have direct anti tumor activity, possibly in the central nervous system malignancies.
Cancer is a debilitating condition. On top of the usual pain, cancer patients also suffer from nausea, sleeplessness, lack of appetite and weight loss. CBD can not only help with treating lungs cancer but manage other conditions with no side effects. With thousands of testimonies of cancer patients who cured it with CBD, CBD is definitely worth a shot.