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As the most common type of cancer diagnosed in women, breast cancer accounts for over 1 in 10 new cancer diagnoses yearly. In the United States, invasive breast cancer will affect 1 in 8 women. Unfortunately, it is also the second most common cause of cancer death among women worldwide. Most of the time, it develops silently and is only discovered upon routine screening. The risk factors for breast cancer include older age, biological female gender, histologic factors, personal and family history of breast cancer, reproductive risk factors, and exogenous hormone use.
Breast cancer most commonly originates in the milk ducts from corrupted DNA in breast cell(s), which, left unchecked, can invade the basement membrane and surrounding breast tissue with devastating results. While often benign in origin, a dreaded lump in the breast can develop into a cancerous growth if not detected early.
Chronically swollen lymph nodes around the breast or in the armpit may be signs of cancer. Other symptoms include single nipple discharge, pain in the area, inverted nipple, discoloration, heat, redness, swelling of the affected tissue, or a change in breast tissue texture. Orthodox treatment usually involves surgery, pharmaceuticals (chemotherapy or hormonal therapy), or radiation that may have significant complications and side effects.
Medical therapies for breast cancer have evolved over the past four decades, and the prognosis of early breast cancer is improving. Stage 0 and Stage I breast cancer have a 100% 5-year survival rate. Stage II and III breast cancer have five-year survival rates of 93% and 72%, respectively. However, once breast cancer is systemically spread (Stage IV), the prognosis drops to a 5-year survival rate of 22%. This emphasizes the importance of screening in the primary care setting.
In general, when using cannabinoid-based therapeutics that contain both THC and CBD consider the ratio between them and weigh the relevant information displayed in the individual THC and CBD Drug Interaction windows accordingly.
If you are interested in the interaction potential of specific pharmaceuticals with both primary cannabinoids and THC/CBD, consider visiting these free drug interaction checkers: Drugs.com or DrugBank Online.
Concerns about Cannabis and Cancer-related Immunotherapies:
Some recent clinical observational studies have suggested that the co-administration of cannabinoid-based therapeutics and immunotherapy or immune checkpoint inhibitors in the treatment of certain types of cancer has been associated with worse overall survival rates (T. Taha et al., 2019; A. Biedny et al., 2020; G. Bar-Sela et al., 2020).
However, other studies have suggested that the co-commitment use of immune checkpoint inhibitors and cannabis-induced no such deleterious effects. More specifically, one trial was conducted on animals resulting in data suggesting that cannabis did not negatively affect the properties of immune checkpoint inhibitors (B. Waissengrin et al., 2023). The same authors compared the previous study results with findings from a cohort of 201 patients with metastatic non-small cell lung cancer who received treatment with monotherapy pembrolizumab as a first-line treatment and adjunct cannabis to treat mainly pain and loss of appetite. Their time to tumor progression was 6.1 versus 5.6 months, and overall survival differed between 54.9 versus 23.6 months in cannabis-naïve patients and cannabis-using patients, respectively. However, while numerically different, the authors write that these differences were not statistically significant, leading them to suggest that “These data provide reassurance regarding the absence of a deleterious effect of cannabis in this clinical setting.”
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