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CannaKeys has 6 studies associated with Cancer of Soft and Connective Tissues.

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Overview - Cancer of Soft and Connective Tissues

Description of Cancer of Soft and Connective Tissues

Soft tissue sarcoma is a relatively rare form of cancer that develops in the connective tissue that surrounds, support and connects our body structures. There are over fifty subtypes of this cancer. For instance, rhabdomyosarcoma is a soft and connective tissue cancer. It is typically a fast-growing and highly malignant tumor found most often in children. It affects the connective tissue and is believed to begin in progenitor cells (similar to stem cells), which later differentiate into muscle cells. The most common location of rhabdomyosarcoma development is the head and neck, followed by the genitourinary tract. Allopaths traditionally suspect hereditary causes, and treatment is limited to chemotherapy, surgery, and radiation. The survival rate in the late 1960s was a mere 10% to 15%, but by 2000 it had risen to over 70%.

Disease Classification

Condition: Cancer of Soft Tissues
Disease Family: Cancer
Organ System: Muscular System
ICD-10 Chapter: Neoplasms
ICD-10 Code: C49

Cancer of Soft and Connective Tissues Symptoms:

Lump, swelling, reduced range of motion in affected limb, occasional pain

Also known as:

Soft Tissue Sarcoma, Rhabdomyosarcoma

Drug Interactions

THC Interaction with Pharmaceutical Drugs

  • THC can enhance the effects of drugs that cause sedation and depress the central nervous system, such as benzodiazepines, barbiturates, and alcohol, for example. 
  • THC is metabolized by and an inhibitor of a number of enzymatic liver pathways referred to as cytochrome P450. There are more than 50 enzymes belonging to this enzyme family, a number of which are responsible for the breakdown of common drugs such as antidepressants (e.g. amitriptyline, doxepine, fluvoxamine), antipsychotics (haloperidol, clozapine, stelazine), beta-blockers (e.g. propranolol), bronchodilators (e.g. theophylline), or bloodthinners (e.g. warfarin).  Thus patients taking these classes of medication may find that THC increases the concentration and effects of these drugs as well as the duration of their effects.
  • Clinical observation suggests no likely interactions with other pharmaceuticals at a total daily dose of up to 20mg THC.

CBD Interaction with Pharmaceutical Drugs

  • CBD may alter action on metabolic enzymes (certain drug-transport mechanisms), and as such may alter interactions with other drugs, some of which may produce therapeutic or adverse effects. For instance, CBD interacts with the enzyme cytochrome P450 3A4 and cytochrome P450 2C19, increasing the bioavailability of anti-epileptic drugs such as clobazam (a benzodiazepine). This makes it possible to achieve the same results at significantly lower dosages, reducing treatment costs and risks of adverse effects. 
  • Groups of drugs affected include: anti-epileptic drugs, psychiatric drugs, and drugs affecting metabolic enzymes, for example.
  • Clinical observations suggest no likely interactions with other pharmaceuticals at a total daily dose of up to 100mg CBD

Dosing Considerations

THC Dosage Considerations

  • THC micro dose:  0.1 mg to 0.4 mg
  • THC low dose:  0.5 mg to 5 mg
  • THC medium dose:  6 mg to 20 mg
  • THC high dose:  21 mg to 50+ mg

CBD Dosage Considerations

  • CBD low dose:  0.4 mg to 19 mg
  • CBD medium dose: 20 mg to 99 mg
  • CBD high dose:  100 mg to 800+ mg (upper limits tested ~1,500mg)

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