Study: Marijuana Use Lowers The Risk Of Developing Bladder Cancer

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I hate cancer. I know several people that are battling cancer, and it's painful to watch those strong people go through it. I can't even imagine what it's like. Anything that helps battle cancer should be put to good use, which includes a healthy regimen of cannabis consumption. The results of a study were released this week that suggest that consuming cannabis can significantly lower the risk of developing bladder cancer. Per the Daily Caller:

Cannabis users were 45 percent less likely to contract bladder cancer than their more abstemeous peers, according to the National Cancer Institute (NCI) - a branch of the National Institutes for Health.

The NCI study examined 82,050 men of different ages and socioeconomic backgrounds from 2002-2003 with the purpose of discovering any links between smoking tobacco and smoking marijuana and the risk of bladder cancer. Researchers followed up with the respondents 11 years later.

Just over 40 percent of those surveyed said they had used marijuana compared to 57 percent who said the same of tobacco. The report found that "cannabis and cannabinoids may have benefits in treating the symptoms of cancer or the side effects of cancer therapies."

This is great news. If you know someone that suffers from bladder cancer, or if you know people that have a history of bladder cancer in their families, please share this study with them. As I'm sure you can assume, tobacco smokers have a higher risk of bladder cancer, per the study.

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