When women hear the words, “Ovarian Cancer”, they are filled with dread. But now studies are showing that medical cannabis oil can treat ovarian cancer. There is light at the end of the tunnel, there is hope. And with cannabis oil, side effects are minimal, quality of life is good. Medical cannabis oil is a panacea that can treat all kinds of cancer because the cannabinoids go straight to endocannabinoid receptors in the body and brain and assist the body to regulate its immune balance.
A tumour forms on one or both of your ovaries. You two ovaries lie on each side of your womb and they are there to produce eggs and two vital hormones – eostrogen and progesterone.Ovaries play a vital reproductive role in a woman’s body in that they produce eggs for fertilisation every month and the produce essential hormones as mentioned. When a woman gets cancer in her ovaries, her cells in that area are dividing and multiplying abnormally.
There are three different types of ovarian cancer:
The worst part about getting ovarian cancer is that often it goes undetected until it is too late and the tumours have spread into other parts of the body. Symptoms should be taken seriously: feeling full when eating, pain during sex, the need to urinate often, constipation or diarrhea, pain the abdomen or lower back. Later on, nausea, extreme fatigue, weight loss, lack of appetite and lack of breath are the symptoms to take note of.
Cannabis has been used for hundreds of years to treat cancer and other maladies of the human mind and body. When the cannabinoids are extracted from the cannabis into an oil, the benefits of taking this medical cannabis are huge. One of the most common cannabinoids, cannabidiol (CBD) is a very effective pain killer, anti-inflammatory and anti-depressant and also boasts keen anti-cancer qualities. The other dominant cannabinoid in the cannabis plant is tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) which is psychoactive but is also recognised as an amazing medicine.
Taking CBD or THC for pain will allow cancer patients to stop their reliance on damaging opiates. Medical cannabis oil can also treat the side effects of ovarian cancer (nausea, lack of appetite, depression) and the side effects of the chemotherapy. Taking CBD can improve mood swings, sexual functioning, itchy skin and constipation. It will allow better sleep patterns and reduce stress. The best part about taking medical cannabis oil for ovarian cancer is that it fights the inflammation associated with the disease, easing pain in the body.
Research in labs has shown that THC and CBD can stop the growth of cancer cells, forcing them to die which is called apoptosis. The cannabinoids can also stop the formation of tumours and disable their spreading around the body by cutting off the growth of new blood vessels that could form tumours. They stop cancer cells from moving around into other tissues where they could form tumours. Cannabinoids cling to the CB1 and CB2 receptors in the endocannabinoid system and help the body to reject the cancer.
Patients can choose their intake methods for cannabis oil – take the tincture under the tongue (a solution based on alcohol); take capsules for instant relief; insert suppositories for easy and fast acting pain relief; try edibles but be careful of getting high and apply transdermal patches. Some users like to inhale the cannabis oil in a vape pen which is also very effective.
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