Friday morning Corey stopped by to educate me on how he has been battling Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma with cannabis. Corey is also known as chauncey_thecannaseur on IG. If you have any questions for him please send him a DM he would be happy to answer your questions.
What Is Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma?
Cancer starts when cells in the body begin to grow out of control. Cells in nearly any part of the body can become cancer, and can spread to other areas of the body.
Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (also known as non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, NHL, or sometimes just lymphoma) is a cancer that starts in white blood cells called lymphocytes, which are part of the body’s immune system.
There are two types of lymphoma. They are treated differently, so it’s important to know which one you have. The information here focuses on non-Hodgkin lymphoma in adults.
How Cannabis fights cancer:
Of all the recent research done on the use of medical marijuana, some of the strongest results have been obtained on cancer patient research. While there is rarely ever complete consensus among the medical community, there is widely held agreement that medical marijuana does work to stimulate the appetite as well as reduce the nausea and vomiting that often accompanies treatment for lymphoma.
One way that medical marijuana helps lymphoma patients who are going through chemotherapy is through the anti-inflammatory properties found in marijuana. Along with other important chemical properties, Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a major component found in medical marijuana. Numerous clinical studies have shown that CBD contains properties that relieve convulsion, inflammation and anxiety as well as prevents nausea. Studies have even shown that CBD may inhibit the growth of some cancer cells, making medical marijuana not only a beneficial drug to counteract the side-effects of chemotherapy and radiation treatment, but a potential first line defense against the cells that cause lymphoma as well.