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Cancer - Lymphoma & Cannabis Health Benefits


Lymphoma is the name applied to a group of blood cell tumors that develop from lymphatic cells. The two main types are Hodgkin lymphoma and non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL)

The most common symptom of NHL is swollen, or enlarged, lymph nodes in the neck, armpit or groin. The swollen lymph nodes are usually painless, but they can eventually put pressure on tissue or organs around them and cause discomfort or pain.

Other common symptoms of NHL include:

  • a rash or itchy skin on the chest, stomach and back
  • unexplained fatigue

Some symptoms of NHL are generalized, which means that they affect the whole body. These are called B symptoms, or systemic symptoms. They usually include:

  • unexplained fever over 38°C that doesn’t go away
  • drenching night sweats (enough to soak bedding and night clothes)
  • unexplained weight loss of more than 10% of body weight within the last 6 months.

Science & Cannabis Research Completed

USA: Case Reports in Transplantation.

2015 - Study ~ Influence of rimonabant treatment on peripheral blood mononuclear cells; flow cytometry analysis and gene expression profiling.
Sweden: Karolinska Institutet, Department of Laboratory Medicine, Division of Pathology.

USA: OncoTarget.

Germany: PlosOne.
China: Journal of Southern Medical University.

2011 - Study ~ WIN55,212-2 induces cytoplasmic vacuolation in apoptosis-resistant MCL cells.
Country Unknown: Cell Death and Disease.

USA: Molecular Cancer Research.

USA: Marijuana Doctors.
Netherlands: Journal of Leukemia & Lymphoma.

Sweden: Molecular Pharmacology.

Sweden: FEBS Press.

USA: American Society of Hematology: Blood Journal.
Sweden: Leukemia Journal.
Italy: Journal of Biological Chemistry.

USA: Science Daily: University of California.

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