Cannabinoids as a natural anti-cancer preparation
Cannabinoids have been widely investigated and used in oncology. Their effect has been proven in inhibiting development of cancerous processes and angiogenesis, accelerating tumor cell death, both by activating immune processes and relieving symptoms such as pain, anxiety, depression, exhaustion and lack of appetite. There is also evidence that cannabinoids can be very effective in different types of cancers and that they can also be combined with other treatments (chemotherapy, radiotherapy) to reduce their side effects and to increase the effectiveness of such treatments. Furthermore, there is ample evidence that cannabinoids used for cancers are more effective and safer than opiates in suppressing pain; they are also very effective for all types of oncological diseases.
Guillermo Velasco,Sonia Hernández-Tiedra,David Dávila, Mar Lorente.
The use of cannabinoids as anticancer agents. Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry, Elsevier, 4 January 2016