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Old 11-19-2007, 08:17 AM   #1
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"Cannabis" May Halt Breast Cancer

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http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/7098340.stm

A compound found in cannabis may stop breast cancer spreading throughout the body, US scientists believe.

The California Pacific Medical Center Research Institute team are hopeful that cannabidiol or CBD could be a non-toxic alternative to chemotherapy.

Unlike cannabis, CBD does not have any psychoactive properties so its use would not violate laws, Molecular Cancer Therapeutics reports.

The authors stressed that they were not suggesting patients smoke marijuana.

They added that it would be highly unlikely that effective concentrations of CBD could be reached by smoking cannabis.

CBD works by blocking the activity of a gene called Id-1 which is believed to be responsible for the aggressive spread of cancer cells away from the original tumour site - a process called metastasis.

Past work has shown CBD can block aggressive human brain cancers.

The latest work found CBD appeared to have a similar effect on breast cancer cells in the lab.

Future hope

Lead researcher Dr Sean McAllister said: "Right now we have a limited range of options in treating aggressive forms of cancer.

"Those treatments, such as chemotherapy, can be effective but they can also be extremely toxic and difficult for patients.

"This compound offers the hope of a non-toxic therapy that could achieve the same results without any of the painful side effects."

Dr Joanna Owens of Cancer Research UK said: "This research is at a very early stage.

"The findings will need to be followed up with clinical trials in humans to see if the CBD is safe, and whether the beneficial effects can be replicated.

"Several cancer drugs based on plant chemicals are already used widely, such as vincristine - which is derived from a type of flower called Madagascar Periwinkle and is used to treat breast and lung cancer. It will be interesting to see whether CBD will join them."

Maria Leadbeater of Breast Cancer Care said: "Many people experience side-effects while having chemotherapy, such as nausea and an increased risk of infection, which can take both a physical and emotional toll.

"Any drug that has fewer side-effects will, of course, be of great interest."

But she added: "It is clear that much more research needs to be carried out."
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Old 11-19-2007, 08:31 AM   #2
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Old 11-19-2007, 10:37 AM   #3
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This is kind of old news. The Canadians have been doing some amazing things with canabinoids in the cancer field and yes, I would find any excuse as well to legalize a substance that grows naturally on 's green earth and has millions of medical benefits.
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My grandmother passed from breast cancer 14 years ago last month. She survived it the first time, they thought they removed it all, and it came back with a vengence the second time. Taking over most of her major organs. She took up smoking to help ease and slow it down back then. Strange seeing your grandmother toking it up with your grandfather in their 60s. All I know is she had never tried it before then, but I think it helped ease things for her. This has been going on for a long time.
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sweet i wont get breast cancer
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read the article silly, it doesnt work by smoking it...

...um...

..so, um...

better let me come over and check you for lumps, just to be on the safe side...



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we should all have a anti breast cancer meet. I'll bring the blunts.
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we should all have a anti breast cancer meet. I'll bring the blunts.
post up in the events section. . .it may just be the largest meet yet

On a more serious note, a friend of mine just underwent surgery and treatment for breast cancer for the second time. I don't care what side of the law you are on or if you are a smoker or not, anything that will prevent the spread of the disease and possibly even comfort the sick should be allowed IMO.
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post up in the events section. . .it may just be the largest meet yet

On a more serious note, a friend of mine just underwent surgery and treatment for breast cancer for the second time. I don't care what side of the law you are on or if you are a smoker or not, anything that will prevent the spread of the disease and possibly even comfort the sick should be allowed IMO.
Not to mention the side effectives are very minimal, cotton mouth, increase appetite, increase circulation, etc..
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seriously I agree...if it helps those who are sick enjoy life a little more comfortably and ease any pain then more power to them.
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they used any excuse they can to make it legal ha ha
But lets read the facts and then make an informed decision before you go and buy that 3 foot bong!!!! !
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Unlike cannabis, CBD does not have any psychoactive properties so its use would not violate laws, Molecular Cancer Therapeutics reports.

The authors stressed that they were not suggesting patients smoke marijuana.

They added that it would be highly unlikely that effective concentrations of CBD could be reached by smoking cannabis.
So it won't have to be legal this way. And treatment does not involve smoking...
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So it won't have to be legal this way. And treatment does not involve smoking...
Something about it will have to be legal. They still have to get the canabanoids from a plant.
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So it won't have to be legal this way. And treatment does not involve smoking...
They obviously didn't go to school where I did. Some of those guys had the ones that looked like a poorly rolled barito!!
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SWEET! another reason for me to continue smoking.....
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