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Cervical Cancer and HIV

Cervical cancer poses a serious and persistent threat to women’s lives, with one woman dying of cervical cancer every two minutes. Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected women are up to five times more at risk. This presents a powerful opportunity for life-saving collaboration between two critical global health communities: communicable and non-communicable diseases (NCDs). [Read more] https://www.figo.org/news/cervical-cancer-and-hiv 0

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Using Medical Cannabis in an Oncology Practice

As oncologists, we treat patients who have devas- tating diagnoses with potent therapies. Hence, we demand solid evidence before recommending any intervention. Unfortunately, when it comes to sup- porting the use of cannabis in clinical situations, we are frustrated by a dearth of convincing evidence. Data from gold-standard prospective randomized controlled clinical trials are virtually […]

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Medicinal Cannabis trial

Donald Abrams (middle) with traditional healers in the Western Cape.  It is important to note that traditional healers have known about cannabis & cancer care for much longer than anybody. Certainly before the invention of chemotherapy. African Bushdoctorz have been anaffiliate organisation of Fields of Green for ALLfor a long time and the elders’ knowledge must be […]

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Caring for the Carer

Who is a Carer? Anyone with a vested interest in the Patient is a Carer … wife, husband, adult child, nurse, care worker, doctor, counselor, domestic worker … is a Carer. Everyone has an expectation when receiving any form of ‘care’ — be it from a doctor, a nurse, a care worker, teacher or police officer, […]

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Cannabis in Cancer Care

Cannabis has been used in medicine for thousands of years prior to achieving its current illicit substance status. Cannabinoids, the active components of Cannabis sativa, mimic the effects of the endogenous cannabinoids (endocannabinoids), activating specific cannabinoid receptors, particularly CB1 found predominantly in the central nervous system and CB2 found predominantly in cells involved with immune function. […]