Cancer again, for the third time, unfair. I survived two surgeries, now what?
The highly toxic process of patients receiving a cancer diagnosis, brings about psychological conditions, heart conditions and even suicide, etc. The weapons used are radioisotopes and chemicals used for mass destruction. My oncologist gave me one choice, Chemo.
The radiologist said too many lesions, only chemo will work. And without treatment, one year or less.
The pharmaceutical industry leads the campaign, whose annual casualties are an estimated 786,000 Americans per year. The irony is according to Ji Shayer, medical treatment for cancer is not always effective and the best healthcare strategies you can carry out to protect your health and well-being is by education. Patients can and do heal themselves, mainly by avoiding medical treatment and doing the right amount of nothing.
Ty Wilson tells us that each year in the USA, conventional cancer treatments generate over $200 billion in revenue but it is still the #2 leading cause of death and the first leading cause in Canada. “The real impact of chemotherapy on a 5-year survival rate is a paltry 2.1%.”
Cannabinoids promote the adhesion of molecule 1 (ICAM-1) on lung cancer cells as part of their anti-invasive and anti-metastatic action. Using lung cancer cell lines (A549, H460) and metastatic cells derived from a lung cancer patient, the present study addressed the impact of cannabinoid-induced ICAM-1 on cancer cell adhesion to lymphokine-activated killer (LAK) cells and LAK cell-mediated cytotoxicity. Cannabidiol (CBD), a non-psychoactive cannabinoid, enhanced the susceptibility of cancer cells to adhere to and subsequently be lysed by LAK cells, with both effects being reversed by a neutralizing ICAM-1 antibody. Increased cancer cell lysis by CBD was likewise abrogated when CBD-induced ICAM-1 expression was blocked by specific siRNA or by antagonists to cannabinoid receptors (CB1, CB2) and to transient receptor potential vanilloid.
This means, I think that cannabis could be used as a novel therapeutic targets against cancer cells.