Cannabis in the Fight Against Cervical Cancer

Cannabis in the Fight Against Cervical Cancer

Cervical cancer has been plaguing women for centuries.

And while there has been much progress in recent years in the fight against this devastating disease, there is still no cure.

However, new research suggests that a powerful ally in the fight against cervical cancer could be cannabis. Thankfully, this article will go over everything you need to know about cannabis and its role in the battle against cervical cancer.

But first…

What is Cervical Cancer?

Cervical cancer affects the cervix– the lower portion of the uterus connecting to the vagina. The human papillomavirus (HPV) is a sexually transmitted infection that causes this kind of cancer.

However, there are many different types of HPV, and not all kinds cause cervical cancer. In fact, most HPV infections go away over time. But some types of HPV can cause changes in cervical cells, leading to eventual cervical cancer.

One of the most common cancers in women worldwide, cervical cancer is also prevalent in developing countries.

In developed countries like the United States, cervical cancer is still a problem, but it is much less common. That’s because women in developed countries have better access to screenings and treatments.

How Do Doctors Diagnose Cervical Cancer?

Medical professionals usually find cervical cancer through screenings, like the Pap smear test, which can detect changes in cervical cells before becoming cancerous. When cervical cancer is found early, treatment is more likely to be successful.

The two main types of treatment for cervical cancer include radiation therapy and surgery.

Sometimes, medical professionals find cervical cancer after you develop symptoms, such as:

  • Bleeding or discharge from the vagina.
  • Pain during sex.
  • Pelvic pain.

If you’re suffering from any of these symptoms, see your doctor right away.

The Benefits of Cannabis in the Fight Against Cervical Cancer

Cannabis is effective in treating various types of cancer and has been increasingly supported in many different studies.

Cannabis oil is especially beneficial in treating cervical cancer. Cannabis oil helps to kill cancerous cells while leaving healthy cells unharmed.

In one National Library of Medicine study, in particular, cannabidiol (or CBD) was found to help treat cervical cancer by stopping cancer cell growth, as well as promoting cancer cell death.

Another recent study from the National Library of Medicine says that endocannabinoids, like CBD, may treat other cancers of the female reproductive system. These include:

  • Endometrial cancer.
  • Gynecological cancer.
  • Ovarian cancer.

And according to other recent studies, cannabis can also help treat the symptoms of cervical cancer by increasing appetite and reducing:

  • Nausea.
  • Inflammation.
  • Vomiting
  • Insomnia
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Pain

Conclusion

Cannabis is a powerful tool in the fight against cervical cancer.

It can stop the growth of and help kill cancer cells, while also relieving pain, nausea, and vomiting symptoms. If you or someone you love is diagnosed with cervical cancer, try talking to your doctor about using cannabis as part of your treatment plan.

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