Mounting evidence shows 'cannabinoids' in marijuana slow cancer growth, inhibit THC and cannabidiol both induce apoptosis in leukemic cell lines. The use of cannabis oil for cancer has been gaining popularity on a Cannabidiol, more commonly known as CBD, is the second most. The two best studied components are the chemicals delta tetrahydrocannabinol (often referred to as THC), and cannabidiol (CBD).
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Shocking and frankly dangerous. I am an active lung cancer advocate who goes to WashDC each year to ask congress for lung cancer research funds for NIH. When THC was questioned the feeling was the same…men are not mice. Good diet, exercise, paced breathing, positive attitude and great doctors have all helped me along with the support of Connect keep me moving on! I would like the dosages and recommendations for this as well for my husband. My husband still has no definitive diagnosis on his cancer and all the doctors will do is repeat PET scans at this point.
It's frustrating and scary. Thank you Colleen for the links to the articles. Actually, it's more trial and error, I think. Also depending on your state it might not be available. I have had 4 lung cancers. Curious- with all the state regulations and time required to get approved what do folks think about the cbd oils as an immediate option? Is it a scam like weight loss herbs?
Or have folks seen results? We are lucky here in Colorado. Marijuana is legal both medically and recreationally. Our doctors recommended it and gave my husband the medical marijuana card but we can also supplement as need be with recreational.
My husband has a Stage 4 cancer of 'unknown primary' after 10 months of testing and appointments …. Since we are doing no other treatment, we are cautiously optimistic that the marijuana is contributing to the decline in cancer activity. Our doctors are on board. There is an interesting article you can Google from the National Institutes of Health about the effect of CBD and THC for a number of medical concerns……there isn't much research yet because of the legal status but it being used for pain, inflammation and can in some way 'bind' to cancer cells they believe and kill the cells without harming healthy cells.
I am, as of tomorrow, 3 years cancer free from my breast cancer diagnosis and I too have started to use CBD only as a 'preventative'. I have noticed no ill effects. I use a small amount vaping before bed and it does relax me somewhat and I sleep well ha ha.
The CBD doesn't create the brain effects of THC but it seems to relax me and reduce some of my old lady pains that might otherwise keep me awake. My husband has had no negative effects either……marijuana has been used for years and there don't seem to be long term effects for adults that are documented, so I figure…….. CBD oil is great for lowering anxiety, helping with seizures, etc. You would have to look up the list on google. It is not a scam at all.
I think that any claims that cannibis can cure cancer is a public perception and not a scientific one.
Contrary to what most people believe, medical uses of cannabis have been widely studied. A review by the National Academy of Science looked at over 10, studies. They found evidence for some applications of cannabis, including managing chronic pain and spasms associated with multiple sclerosis. There was also good evidence that tetrahydrocannabinol THC , the main psychoactive ingredient in cannabis, can reduce the nausea caused by chemotherapy.
Indeed, a synthetic form of THC, called dronabinol, has been prescribed for just this use for decades. But, crucially, there is zero evidence that cannabis has any curative or even helpful impact on cancer, despite enthusiastic claims to the contrary. There are several articles and studies early stage and in progress on the National Institutes of Health website Search, National Institutes of Health — CBD and THC that outline research into the uses and possible effectiveness of the marijuana plant compounds for the use in cancer.
It's a tough read very 'medical, ha ha but there seems to be some promise there. CBD oil is not another treatment option.
It has not been shown to decrease cancer cells. What it is, is a useful agent in helping with relaxing, nausea, some pain. I believe that using the terms cures or treatments, remedy or antidote are words that should never be used when talking about THC or CBD oil.
Too many people will believe it and it gives a false hope of surviving. Also some people can have adverse side effects that don't ever seem to be talked about. Colleen has mentioned that there is a great need for more scientific research. I agree, for sure. I also think than when adding a mind altering chemical when you are already taking others needs to be done in a very cautious way.
I hope I was not misunderstood. However, the articles I referenced and the information we received from not one but three oncology groups in relation to my husband's cancer treatment were to use it if tolerable for him which it is as an adjunct to his medical care.
Other uses have been confirmed as well now. The problem with CBD and THC is that with it's legal status little research has been possible and it frustrates some doctors because they see the early research and wish they had more concrete information. I am not a 'snake oil salesman' and I hope I have presented my thoughts carefully.
I think it should be noted that so many conventional cancer treatments used today can have serious side effects and limited efficacy as well and alternatives such as CBD and THC shouldn't be pushed aside without consideration. I am 3 years cancer free 5 years from my initial diagnosis of breast cancer. I just now added it to my healthy lifestyle choices AND medical treatment, which included a bi lateral mastectomy. I am not suggesting that people look to a miracle drug for cure but instead evaluate all their options in treating their cancer because to be honest…………medical science is a practice and it's constantly evolving.
I meant no harm or disrespect but ignoring alternative options is not wise either. Cindy- I mentioned all these things because I wanted to make the point, not because of anything that you wrote. The problem is that this may have nothing to do with her taking cannabis oil. A small percentage of patients inexplicably go into remission without any sort of therapy. This medscape article describes this phenomenon.
Proving the efficacy of cancer oil in a sample size of one case is impossible. This woman's cancer may have reacted to the cannabis oil though whether the active ingredients can survive the digestive process is debated or she may have experienced spontaneous remission.
I guess we'll never know for sure. Skip to main content. Do you have a cancer chat password? Yes, I have a password. I would be happy to receive news and updates from Cancer Chat. To continue using Cancer Chat, we need you to read and accept our updated Terms and Conditions. Leave this field blank. Not a member yet? Search for discussions or people.
No I didn't realise this. Thanks for your advice. I didn't take it for the following reasons. Note firstly that I have no moral reservations about it. I will have a read of the articles within your reply. I hope it's of interest!: We hope this information helps.
Best wishes, Cancer Research UK. We'd always recommend discussing anything you're thinking of taking with your GP first.
With warm wishes, Helen Cancer Chat Moderator. My husband has an inoperable brain tumour and just finished radiotherapy and starting chemotherapy. I understand cannabis oil containing CBD oil is legal and can be obtained from Amazon and Holland and Barratts - but are they the ones I read about where people say they did them some good?
Or are these people talking about the oil that contains the THC? I would be grateful for any advice at the moment as just given some from Amazon Hofigal 'Hemp Oil' 40 softgels , and I am not sure if this is what people are referring to, or if I should be looking elsewhere? Wishing you all the best, Helen Cancer Chat Moderator.
In this regards, some scientists are pointing out cannabinoids such as THC or CBD are equally responsible for curing cancer. However, Rick. This recent Huffington Post article about Cannabis oil as a cancer cure is . Jones correctly says that hemp (or CBD) oil is legal in the UK. There have been recent news stories about the potential promise of CBD and/or THC oil and fighting lung cancer, such as these news stories.