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Sep 5, 2010 11:04PM
Here's some more information on the center that conducted one of the studies cited:
California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) is one of the largest private, non-profit, academicmedical centers in Northern California. The Medical Center is a combination of four of San Francisco's oldest medical institutions: Pacific Presbyterian Hospital, Children's Hospital of San Francisco and Davies Medical Center, now known as the Pacific Campus, the California Campus, Davies Campus, and St. Luke's Campus. St. Luke's, the most recent addition to California Pacific Medical Center, officially merged with CPMC in January 2007.
The danger of lung cancer or COPD is for people who smoke cigarettes in addition to pot. Marijuana alone has shown in studies that it protects against lung cancer, as well as other types of cancer due to the protective qualities of THC.
"One of the principal constituents of cannabis, THC, has been found to reduce tumor growth in common lung cancer by 50 percent and to significantly reduce the ability of the cancer to spread, say researchers at Harvard University... "
It's all at this link - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medical_...
Cancer patients should have all options open to them. Dope for chemo - certainly isn't any more toxic than what we're getting now!
If you focus on the worst case scenario and it happens, you've lived it twice. ~Michael J. Fox
5/15/2010, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
6/9/2010 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel
7/5/2010 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel)