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Marijuana Study: Cannabis Users Less Likely To Get Bladder Cancer; May Even Help Toba
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Marijuana Study: Cannabis Users Less Likely To Get Bladder Cancer; May Even Help Tobacco Smokers

[SOURCE: GEORGIA MARIJUANA: "Marijuana Study: Cannabis Users Less Likely To Get Bladder Cancer; May Even Help Tobacco Smokers"]

NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE (NCI) CANNABIS AND CANNABINOIDS AS A COMPLEMENTARY & ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE FOR PATIENTS FAQ PAGE UPDATED

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) recently made news with their FAQ page update on cannabis and cannabinoids as a complementary & alternative medicine for patients. The new revisions and updates confirm what marijuana advocates have been saying for years. Some quotes from the NCI FAQ page on cannabis & cannabinoids:

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  • The use of Cannabis for medicinal purposes dates back to ancient times
  • Cannabis and cannabinoids have been studied in the laboratory and the clinic for relief of pain, nausea and vomiting, anxiety, and loss of appetite
  • Cannabis and cannabinoids may have benefits in treating the symptoms of cancer or the side effects of cancer therapies. There is growing interest in treating children for symptoms such as nausea with Cannabis and cannabinoids, although studies are limited.
  • Two cannabinoids (dronabinol and nabilone) are drugs approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the prevention or treatment of chemotherapy -related nausea and vomiting
  • Cannabis has been shown to kill cancer cells in the laboratory
  • Cannabis is not approved by the FDA for use as a cancer treatment

ASSOCIATION BETWEEN CANNABIS USE AND RISK OF BLADDER CANCER: RESULTS FROM THE CALIFORNIA MEN’S HEALTH STUDY

One study that is specifically mentioned in the NCI FAQ page is a California Men’s Health Study examining the connection between cannabis use and risk of bladder cancer.

Quote:A review of bladder cancer rates in Cannabis users and non-users was done in over 84,000 men who took part in the California Men’s Health Study. Over 16 years of follow-up and adjusting for age, race/ethnic group and body mass index (BMI), rates of bladder cancer were found to be 45% lower in Cannabis users than in men who did not report Cannabis use.

We took a closer look at the results of the California Men’s Health Study “Association Between Cannabis Use and Risk of Bladder Cancer” published in the Journal of Urology...

[READ MORE: GEORGIA MARIJUANA: "Marijuana Study: Cannabis Users Less Likely To Get Bladder Cancer; May Even Help Tobacco Smokers"]
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