The medicinal benfefits of cannabidiol have been becoming more apparent in recent years to due changes in legalization laws, public perception, and continuing studies on CBD and THC. Since CBD is not psychoactive, more research is being conducted on the effects of CBD and the results are very positive. Cannabidiol has many benefits treating a variety of conditions including several types of cancer.


THC has been studied for a very long time but CBD is making recent waves in the treatment of cancer. Chemotherapy has been the de-facto way that cancer is treated but the side effects are often extremely unpleasant and sometimes painful. Cannabidiol was shown to destroy breast cancer cells and stop the growth of malignant tumors by a San Francisco scientist in 2007. CBD treatment has none of the normal side effects associated with chemotherapy. Cannabidiol has also been shown to work cohesively with other anti cancer medication and reduces the need to take those medications.

How does Cannabidiol affect the growth of cancer?

All humans possess an ID-1 gene that is essential for development during the embryonic stage before birth. This gene shuts once the embryo has developed but the ID-1 gene activates again with breast and several other types of cancer. CBD has been shown to suppress the ID-1 gene as well as tumor growth and this could revolutionize anti-cancer treatments once more studies are conducted.

What types of cancer is CBD effective against?

There is research and various studies that show that CBD and other cannibinoids are effective against:

  • Lung cancer
  • Breast cancer
  • Skin cancer
  • Bladder cancer
  • Prostate & colon cancer
  • Brain tumors
  • Leukemia


If you live in South Florida and are dealing with the side effects of chemotherapy cancer treatment, you should consider an alternative cancer treatment such as cannabidiol. Contact our Lake Worth office for a CBD medical evaluation and our experienced physicians will be glad to help.