A Scottish woman given just months to live back in 2013 claims that she has cannabis oil to thank for the fact that she has been in remission for nearly four years.
After being diagnosed with an incurable brain tumor, Lynn Cameron was subjected to the usual assault of surgery, chemotherapy and radiation treatments, but to no avail – scans revealed no change, and doctors gave her between six and 18 months to live.
In desperation, Lynn eliminated sugar and processed foods from her diet (which was the best thing she could have done), and started researching alternative treatments.
Initially skeptical about the healing powers of cannabis oil but feeling that she had nothing to lose, Lynn decided to give it a shot. Her results were nothing short of miraculous.
The Daily Mail recently reported that after suffering a sudden seizure in November 2013, Lynn was rushed to Glasgow’s Southern General Hospital, where it was determined that she had a brain tumor; she was scheduled for surgery on December 16.
The surgery was not a success, however, and doctors informed her that they had been unable to get the tumor out in its entirety, that her cancer was at stage 4, and that she was terminal.
Though she initially tried conventional treatments, including chemotherapy and radiation, when nothing else worked, Lynn overcame her earlier skepticism and decided to try cannabis oil.
Lynn ensured that the cannabis oil quickly and effectively entered her bloodstream by placing the drops directly under her tongue.
“I found it hard to believe that it would cure brain cancer so advanced. Each scan I received after that was showing an improvement. I had been told that chemotherapy and radiotherapy doesn’t make much difference, so I knew it must be the cannabis doing it. By the sixth MRI, the cancer had gone.”
Though she initially kept her cannabis oil treatment secret from her oncology team, when the treatment proved to be successful, she shared the information with them. They were less than convinced, however.
Nonetheless, Lynn is far from being the only cancer patient to provide anecdotal evidence of their successful use of cannabis oil to treat this condition. And lab tests have confirmed that certain compounds in cannabis oil can kill some cancer cells.
Cannabis oil contains two main medicinal compounds: tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is responsible for the “high” associated with cannabis use, and which is a powerful painkiller; and cannabidiol (CBD), which has the powerful ability to kill cancer cells without harming surrounding healthy tissue.
In the U.S. 30 states have now legalized cannabis for medicinal use, and in the U.K. CBD has been classified as a medicine for its “restoring, correcting or modifying” effects in humans, while THC has been accepted as an effective painkiller.