Cancer - Lymphoma & Cannabis Health Benefits
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
2016 - Study ~ High on Cannabis and Calcineurin Inhibitors: A Word of Warning in an Era of Legalized Marijuana.
Sweden: Karolinska Institutet, Department of Laboratory Medicine, Division of Pathology.
2015 - Study ~ Perturbations of the endocannabinoid system in mantle cell lymphoma: correlations to clinical and pathological features.
2011 - Abstract ~ Honokiol-induced apoptosis of human non-Hodgkin lymphoma Raji cells and its possible mechanism.
2011 - Study ~ WIN55,212-2 induces cytoplasmic vacuolation in apoptosis-resistant MCL cells.
Country Unknown: Cell Death and Disease.
2008 - Statement ~ Medical Marijuana Use and Research.
USA: Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
International Journal of Cancer: Cancer Cell Biology.
2007 - Abstract ~ The expression of the peripheral cannabinoid receptor on cells of the immune system and non-Hodgkin's lymphomas.
2003 - Study ~ High level of cannabinoid receptor 1, absence of regulator of G protein signalling 13 and differential expression of Cyclin D1 in mantle cell lymphoma.
2002 - Study ~ Targeting CB2 cannabinoid receptors as a novel therapy to treat malignant lymphoblastic disease.
USA: American Society of Hematology: Blood Journal.
2000 - Study ~ Anandamide Induces Apoptosis in Human Cells via Vanilloid Receptors.