How Many Comprehensive Cancer Centers Are in the U.S.?

Cancer is a condition that may lead to frustrations and depression due to its signs and symptoms. According to the National Cancer Institute, the most common types of cancer worldwide are cancer of the breast, lung, colon, and liver. Although medications are now available to help patients manage their conditions, many are still looking for facilities that can give all their needs.

 

With the demand for facilities increases, the United States’ cancer institute began to build various comprehensive cancer centers around the union. Below are the topics that may give you an idea to know what is a comprehensive cancer center and where you can find one.

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The Rise of Cannabis as Cancer Treatment

Currently, several types of research have claimed that cannabis could be used as a treatment for various types of cancer. Also, the usage of cannabidiol (CBD) or tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) from marijuana as a subject to multiple laboratory examinations are being practiced in some countries. The CBD-based medication called Epidiolex is proven to treat two types of onset epilepsy; Dravet and Lennox-Gastaut. Cannabinoids enable the receptors to create the pharmacologic outcome, particularly to the focal sensory system. There are such findings which claimed that a human-made synthetic form of THC, popularly known as dronabinol, is one of the accredited drugs to include as therapy for various types of cancer.

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Latest Clinical Test of Medical Cannabis as Treatment for Cancer

As of 2018, the increase of progressive research and studies about cannabis became active, and findings of CBD (cannabidiol) is still at the center table on the medical field.

There are published reviews, and studies from clinical trials were posted on the internet. Several studies show traces of evidence of the effective outcome of cannabis sativa and its components. Laboratory tests used various medicine drugs as a subject for experiments. But still, possession of cannabis is illegal under the federal law with the exception for approved research studies.

On the contrary to the federal law, a massive number of states including the District of Columbia have legalized CBD only for medical purposes.

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What Type of Cancer Is Successfully Treated by Cannabis?

Debates about the effectiveness of medical cannabis sativa (marijuana) is now spreading on the internet. There are already a lot of research studies that justify the good effects of the cannabis plant when in use for clinical trials.

 

Investigations about the chemical compound of a cannabis sativa plant are in a crucial stage. Moreover, the cannabinoid compound of cannabis plant falls into two major components; the CBD (cannabidiol) and THC (tetrahydrocannabinol).

 

CBD is popularly known to be the non-psychoactive compound of cannabis that was legalized in some countries by state law. It is applied as a herbal medicine to some severe diseases like nausea, pain, inflammations and much other illness, while THC is the psychoactive compound of cannabis. Unlike the CBD-derived products, medicines have a high-THC level, is illegal to use under the state law and federal law.

 

Using the cannabis sativa plant without examination and clinical testings may cause different side effects. But on the other hand, upon different researches, using cannabis compounds with a combination of other medicines can be useful in treating severe diseases like cancer.

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Radiation Therapy vs. Chemotherapy – Pros and Cons

Whenever we hear the word “cancer,” the first thing that will pop-up to our mind is the needed treatment for the deadly disease. And two of the procedures that are popularly used by cancer patients to cure the illness are chemotherapy and radiation therapy.

 

Some may prefer chemotherapy, and some may want to undergo radiation therapy. But some patients would prefer the combination of both treatments. Let us find out the difference between the two therapies and their effectiveness to cure cancer.

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