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Can Medical Marijuana Fight Breast Cancer?

It’s hard to avoid the news citing medical marijuana’s potential to fight against different types of cancer, including the most aggressive and treatment-resistant forms of cancer. Breast cancer, specifically, affects one in eight women in the United States and is the second leading cause of death in women. Only 1,000 men develop it throughout their lives. Marijuana can be a supplemental or alternative treatment option for breast cancer patients. Tumors have an abundance of cannabinoid receptors on them, as our bodies way to protect itself from it. The over-expression of cannabinoid receptors on the tumor makes it an easy target to cannabinoids in marijuana against these cancerous cells. Apart from helping fight against cancer, cannabinoids have been known to provide...

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