Is Cannabis Now Winning The Fight Against Cervical Cancer? – What All The New Buzz Is About!

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Cervical cancer affects the cervix, the part of the uterus that is linked to the female genitalia.

This cancer begins on the cervix surface, once the cells begin to multiply and some turn into precancerous cells or lesions. According to the World Health Organization, this is the 4th most common cancer among women. Most of these cases are due to exposure to human papillomavirus (HPV), one of the most widely spread sexually transmitted diseases. In some cases, HPV can resolve on its own although if there is persistent infection, then this can result in cervical cancer.

Treatments for cervical cancer include chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, or a combination of two of these. The type of treatment needed for cervical cancer will depend on the severity of the condition. However, the prognosis for women with cervical cancer depends greatly on the cancer stage; over 90% of women who have been diagnosed with stage 0 cancer can survive another 5 years, and these figures decrease rapidly the further the cancer has spread.

How Cannabis Can Help

There have been some studies showing how cannabis can help women with cervical cancer. In one analysis, 83% of 31 women with this condition reported that using cannabis was effective in helping their cancer and alleviating symptoms that arose due to treatment, such as reducing opioid use, a decrease in appetite, anxiety, nausea, insomnia, pain, and more.

Another study revealed that using cannabidiol (CBD) was effective in inducing apoptosis, or causing cancer cells to kill themselves off, in cases of cervical cancer among women in South Africa. The researchers believe that CBD was effective in doing so by activating a Bcl-2 degradation …

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