Studies Show Cannabis May Help Fight Bladder Cancer

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Studies show cannabis may be a future help for bladder cancer symptoms. Legalization and increased research is revealing cannabis as a potential therapeutic tool. Research is expanding and access to quality cannabis is more common for research teams. Cannabis for cancer is one of the most publicized potential uses. While there are few human clinical trials that are complete, results from lab and animal studies are promising. Could cannabis actually reduce bladder cancer symptoms or risk? For men, bladder cancer is the fourth most common cancer. It is less common in women, but still a relevant risk. Unfortunately, in the 2022, the American Cancer Society reported 81,180 new cases of bladder cancer (61,700 in men) and approximately 17,100 deaths (12,120 in men). It is highly treatable if discovered in early stages. Bladder tumors can, however, grow very quickly and spread. This is why it is important to recognize the early symptoms, including: blood in urine, urinary urgency, difficulty starting to urinate, frequent urinary infections, and anemia. In later stages, your physician may be able to feel a mass and unintentional weight loss may occur. Cannabis and Bladder Cancer According to a 2017 study published in Scientific Reports, [1]A Bettiga, M Aureli, G Colciago, V Murdica, R Luciano, D Canals, P Hedland, G Lavorgna, R Colombo, R Bassi, M Samarani, F Montorsi, A Salonia, F Benigni. Bladder Cancer Cell Growth and Motility … Continue reading jQuery(‘#footnote_plugin_tooltip_37468_2_1’).tooltip({ tip: ‘#footnote_plugin_tooltip_text_37468_2_1’, tipClass: ‘footnote_tooltip’, effect: ‘fade’, predelay: 0, fadeInSpeed: 200, delay: 400, fadeOutSpeed: 200, position: ‘top center’, relative: true, offset: [-7, 0], });”both clinical and experimental evidence [suggests] a possible role of the Endocannabinoid System in modulating cancer proliferation, progression, and metastasis.” Further, the volume of CB2 receptors was higher in bladder cancer tissue than in healthy tissue. Even more, “exposure to CB2 agonists” (like cannabinoids…

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