Cannabis and Cancer
The Journal Neuroimmune Pharmacology recently published an article titled, "The Antitumor Activity of Plant-Derived Non-Psychoactive Cannabinoids," in which they reviewed the therapeutic potential of a non-psychoactive class of phytochemicals found in cannabis. Known as cannabinoids, these compounds, unlike THC, do not have any psychoactive properties, and thus do not get one “high.”
There are over 60 cannabinoids in cannabis, but it is the second most abundant one, cannabidiol (CBD), which has been found to inhibit and/or kill a wide range of cancers (in animal studies), including gliobastoma (a difficult-to-treat type of brain cancer), breast, lung, prostate, and colon cancer.
This short documentary explores the scientific explanation behind why cannabis compounds kill various cancers: “HOW and WHY Cannabis Cures Cancer – Scientific Explanation” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DttdDOqQMuY
Cancer Screening of Dubious Value
A new study published in the British Medical Journal is titled, "Why cancer screening has never been shown to "save lives"—and what we can do about it." Their premise is that screening for cancer does not save lives because “disease-specific reductions in mortality do not equate to reductions in overall mortality,” and in fact, in some cases, overall mortality actually increased because of screening. http://www.bmj.com/content/352/bmj.h6080
For a short informative video on the subject, check out: “Should You Stay Away From These Harmful Cancer Tests?” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=woKxJq4mXxA