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CANCER- CERVICAL & Cannabis studies completed


Cervical cancer is a malignant tumor that starts in the cells of the cervix. Malignant means that it can spread, or metastasis, to other parts of the body.

Science & Research

2016 - Full Study ~ Cannabidiol rather than Cannabis sativa extracts inhibit cell growth and induce apoptosis in cervical cancer cells.

BMC Complimentary and Alternative Medicine.

2015 - Abstract Study ~ Over-expression of cannabinoid receptor 2 induces the apoptosis of cervical carcinoma Caski cells.

Chinese Journal of Cellular and Molecular Immunology.

2015 - Full Study ~ The evolving role of the endocannabinoid system in gynaecological cancer.

Oxford Academic; Human Reproductive Update.

2010 - Full Study ~ Cannabidiol inhibits cancer cell invasion via upregulation of tissue inhibitor of matrix metalloproteinases-1.

Biochemical Pharmacology.

2009 - Abstract Study ~ R(+)-methanandamide-induced apoptosis of human cervical carcinoma cells involves a cyclooxygenase-2-dependent pathway.

Pharmaceutical Research.

2008 - Full Study ~ The Influence of Mast Cell Mediators on Migration of SW756 Cervical Carcinoma Cells.
Journal of Pharmacological Sciences.

2008 - Abstract Study ~ Inhibition of Cancer Cell Invasion by Cannabinoids via Increased Expression of Tissue Inhibitor of Matrix Metalloproteinases-1.

Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

BMC: Infectious Agents and Cancer.

2004 - Abstract Study - Arachidonyl ethanolamide induces apoptosis of uterine cervix cancer cells via aberrantly expressed vanilloid receptor-1.

Gynecologic Oncology.

Recommendations Dietary Changes Include:

  • Eat a plant-based diet focusing on a wide variety of coloured fruits and vegetables. Cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage contain a cancer-preventing compound so potent that is being investigated as a chemotherapy agent. Berries are rich in beneficial phytonutrients and antioxidants. Overall, a diet that emphasizes fruits and vegetables, whole grains, nuts, cold water fish that provide omega-3 fatty acids (fish eaters have a reduced risk of cancer) is the best nutritional strategy.

  • Decrease your intake of animal fats in general and red meat and dairy products in particular to control cancer-promoting inflammation in the body.

  • Avoid refined sugar and highly processed carbohydrates, which are not beneficial for individuals living with cancer because of their effect on insulin production and insulin-like growth factors, which promote inflammation and are also associated with cancer cell division.

  • Choose organic fruits and vegetables. While expensive, they are the best options for cancer patients, not only because they're grown without pesticides and other agricultural chemicals but because plants grown outdoors organically need to protect themselves from other plants, predators (insects, birds and animals) and the sun. Organically grown plants do this by producing more intense protective chemicals, known as phytonutrients, which are beneficial to us.