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Cannabis oil, cure or con?

27 Mar 2018 13:48

I have read of miraculous cures contributing to the us of cannabis oil, and have been told many times by friends that I should be using this.

I am not at all convinced, I have Myelodisplastic Syndrome RAEB2 which will eventually deteriorate into

Acute Myeloid leukaemia. I am being treated successfully for over three years with Azacitidine which is not a cure but is keeping my blood levels reasonably stable although I have a degree of neutropenia.

I am aware that research has shown that cannaboids can effect blood changes in some forms of cancer and could possibly slow the growth of certain tumours. This does not claim it’s a cure.

If one is on chemotherapy it’s hugely dangerous to take any medication, herbal or otherwise without checking with your Consultant.

Every single medication has unwanted side effects, even over the counter drugs. I have to check with the clinic before I take anything apart from paracetamol.

All of us who are suffering from cancer want a cure and there are many charlatans online who will take advantage of our plight and fleece your bank account.

Saw an online site that sell cannabis oil with THC, which is not only illegal but goodness knows what additives they contain.

Dont be fooled!! Trust your medical team.

ps I was recently told by friend that the reason cannabis oil has been discredited as a cure was due to a conspiracy by tobacco companies and big pharma!!

Cannabis oil, cure or con?

27 Mar 2018 14:09 in response to Chemokidinkent

Hello ChemoKidInKent. 

Thank you for your post. You might find it of interest to read our science blog on Cannabis, cannabinoids and cancer which I've linked for you here

There is no cure for cancer that is being covered up, as this would bring no benefit (financial or otherwise) to anyone involved. When we talk about cancer, we're talking about over 200 different diseases - so it's not one cure, but many that are needed to beat the disease.

Sending our best wishes. 
Jenn
Cancer Chat moderator