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On the Lighter Side => Complementary Medicine => Topic started by: Airthumbs on 26/01/2013 20:39:58

Title: Does Cannabis oil Cure some cancers?
Post by: Airthumbs on 26/01/2013 20:39:58
There seems to be a group of people that have had very positive results by using Cannabis oil in the treatment of some cancers.
Does anyone here have an opinion about this?  I know it is an illegal substance in most countries but in America there seems to be reports coming in of it being used successfully to treat patients.  Has there been any serious scientific study into these claims?
Title: Re: Does Cannabis oil Cure some cancers?
Post by: RD on 27/01/2013 06:25:46
Quote from:   Kat Arney , Cancer Research UK
At the moment, there simply isn’t enough evidence to prove that cannabinoids – whether natural or synthetic – works to treat cancer in patients, although research is ongoing. And there’s certainly no evidence that ‘street’ cannabis can treat cancer.
http://scienceblog.cancerresearchuk.org/2012/07/25/cannabis-cannabinoids-and-cancer-the-evidence-so-far

http://www.thenakedscientists.com/HTML/articles/columnists/people/kat-arney/ (http://www.thenakedscientists.com/HTML/articles/columnists/people/kat-arney/)

Palliation (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palliative_care) (not cure) is another matter ...
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The Lancet Oncology, Volume 6, Issue 1, Pages 35 - 42, January 2005

Cannabinoids and cancer: causation, remediation, and palliation

... As yet there is no evidence that THC or other cannabinoids have anticancer effects in humans. Third, Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) may treat the symptoms and side-effects of cancer, and there is evidence that it and other cannabinoids may be useful adjuvant treatments that improve appetite, reduce nausea and vomiting, and alleviate moderate neuropathic pain in patients with cancer.
http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanonc/article/PIIS1470-2045%2804%2901711-5/abstract
Title: Re: Does Cannabis oil Cure some cancers?
Post by: CliffordK on 27/01/2013 08:55:56
I would think that Hemp oil would be just about the same as Cannabis oil, minus the THC.  So, if it is just the oil, then one might try the hemp which presumably is easier to acquire.

Marijuana is used as an anti-emetic (among other things).  Chemotherapy, and other cancer treatments can cause nausea, and other symptoms.  The Marijuana is used to reduce these negative symptoms, or so they say.

Increasing the tolerance for the cancer meds could in turn improve the treatment.
Title: Re: Does Cannabis oil Cure some cancers?
Post by: Super Hans on 05/04/2013 15:27:45
Is this the same drug?

http://www.foxnews.com/health/2013/03/27/scientists-find-treatment-to-kill-every-kind-cancer-tumor/
http://www.nypost.com/p/news/international/every_cancer_kills_tumor_them_kind_L9lppJmy9gCoS848cSzqbP
http://news.msn.com/rumors/rumor-new-drug-shrinks-cures-all-tumors
Title: Re: Does Cannabis oil Cure some cancers?
Post by: CliffordK on 23/04/2013 08:15:23
Interesting.  Not Cannabis, of course, but anti-CD47 sounds like it could be an important part of future cancer therapy, at least if it is eventually proven safe in humans.

It likely would cause lysing of RBC's, and perhaps other problems so I wonder how well tolerated it would be. 

If CD47 is primarily a blood senescence marker, I wonder if it would also relate to Malaria and HIV.
Title: Re: Does Cannabis oil Cure some cancers?
Post by: dlorde on 12/05/2013 22:20:42
I would think that Hemp oil would be just about the same as Cannabis oil, minus the THC.  So, if it is just the oil, then one might try the hemp which presumably is easier to acquire.
Hemp oil is the oil pressed from hemp seeds - it's a very good and nutritious vegetable oil; one of the best.
Cannabis oil is the narcotic resin secreted by the plant, extracted using solvents, and containing cannabinoids and THC.

Not the same thing at all; and the hemp that makes hemp seed oil is a different variety of hemp from the marijuana hemp plant.
Title: Re: Does Cannabis oil Cure some cancers?
Post by: Johnchi on 11/07/2017 20:37:27
There seems to be a group of people that have had very positive results by using Cannabis oil in the treatment of some cancers.
Does anyone here have an opinion about this?  I know it is an illegal substance in most countries but in America there seems to be reports coming in of it being used successfully to treat patients.  Has there been any serious scientific study into these claims?
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Title: Re: Does Cannabis oil Cure some cancers?
Post by: Danne on 04/10/2017 13:37:56
I would strongly advise you to use Cannabis oil as a supplementary option for cancer.

If you use it alone - it will probably be too weak to cure this disease. Your best bet would be to go on with your doctors advise and chose this product as an additional treatment for your condition.
Title: Re: Does Cannabis oil Cure some cancers?
Post by: PmbPhy on 29/10/2017 10:02:29
Although this isn't cancer, I thought this would be interesting to share. My nephew suffers from cerebral palsy disorder. ....
Another use of cannabis oil is to treat conditions such as chronic pain. I live in Massachusetts. Our state just legalized marijuana, not just for medical use but for any use, even for recreational use. I myself suffer from chronic pain. There is a clinic in Cambridge MA which prescribes medical marijuana. I'll be going there soon for help. Chronic pain is one of the worst things to have. I should know because I've had a lot of various kinds of illnesses. Here in the US its now almost impossible to find a doctor who prescribes opiates for chronic pain. The tragedy in this is that when doctors started to decrease the use of opiates more and more patients with chronic pain started to kill themselves because living with intractable pain is to much for anybody to live with. Hopefully medical marijuana will help as many people as possible.


As far as cancer goes, I have no idea. I had Leukemia in 2000. A hideous disease. I'd rather get Leukemia again than live with chronic pain.
Title: Re: Does Cannabis oil Cure some cancers?
Post by: evan_au on 29/10/2017 20:23:07
Quote from: OP
There seems to be a group of people that have had very positive results by using Cannabis oil in the treatment of some cancers.
There is a very large group of people who have cancers. It would be very surprising if some people didn't get well after taking cannabis oil (in addition to conventional therapy).

The gold standard test is a double-blind experiment, where the patients and the doctors don't know if the patient is getting cannabis oil or (say) olive oil.

Quote from: PmbPhy
when doctors started to decrease the use of opiates more and more patients with chronic pain started to kill themselves  because living with intractable pain is too much for anybody to live with.
An alternative hypothesis is that opioid withdrawal symptoms are so severe that people would rather die.
Another hypothesis is that when you have gone "cold turkey" for some time, your previous normal dose will kill you.

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Hopefully medical marijuana will help as many people as possible.
Hopefully, the medical community will work out which types of pain relief are most appropriate for various cases.

In the meantime, we hope that more people don't die from potty drivers.
Title: Re: Does Cannabis oil Cure some cancers?
Post by: AndrejVoorhees on 12/10/2018 01:39:06
Well, It has not yet been proven that it can cure cancer 100%   but it is undoubtedly helpful when it comes  to pain and inflammation.it also reduces nausea, vomiting and boosts appetite. I've read an article about marijuana strains that are best for cancer and og kush <<<COMMERCIAL LINK REMOVED>>> is one of them.
Title: Re: Does Cannabis oil Cure some cancers?
Post by: SammyS7 on 12/01/2019 09:24:58
OMG, definitely it can't. I think medical cannabis ( https://www.zenabis.com/cannabis-oil-canada/ ) can help get your mind off the pain for a little while but it's definitely not a replacement for main treatment. I've known people with cancer that were dying from the effects of Chemotherapy that Cannabis turned around and saved
Title: Re: Does Cannabis oil Cure some cancers?
Post by: Canna on 13/02/2019 02:40:17
I know it is an illegal substance in most countries but in America there seems to be reports coming in of it being used successfully to treat patients.  Has there been any serious scientific study into these claims?

There is a fair amount of interest in cannabidiol (CBD) for applications in various forms of cancer. CBD is non-psychotropic and is therefore easier to obtain in various places around the world.

There have certainly been many studies into it. While collating studies on cannabinoids I have 85 already on cancer. Most of these are related to THC and CBD, but also other cannabinoids (or blends of them). Some of them are also on endocannabinoids (which we natually have in our bodies). There are various patents for cannabinoids and cancer treatments. People are taking it serously.

The problem currently is there are just too many gaps to say there is efficacy. Most of the evidence is anecdotal. In virtually all of the works researching bodies of evidience on cannabinoids and cancer, the results have been along the lines of "More research is needed". With which I agree.

Since the laws around cannabis are changing, and since even if THC remains illegal and taboo the growing awareness of CBD, CBDA, CBG and other non-psychotropic cannabinoids, along with there becoming more of a legal destinction between cannabinoids; hopefully this will lead to more researchers being able to get permission and funding to carry out these further studies and clinical trials. There are people who have been wanting to do these for quite some time, but due to blanket laws on cannabis, they were not able to.



Title: Re: Does Cannabis oil Cure some cancers?
Post by: Lijinae on 20/02/2019 10:35:16
yes it really helps