- Lynn Cameron, 48, was diagnosed with an incurable form of brain cancer.
- Traditional methods of treatment such as chemotherapy and radiotherapy showed no change in tumor size. With little hope left, she resorted to cannabis oil.
- Four years later, Cameron’s brain tumor disappeared and gives credit to the use of cannabis oil.
LET’S DIVE DEEPER
Lynn Cameron was told by her doctor the last thing that anyone would ever want to hear.
“You have about 6-18 months to live”
She was diagnosed with an incurable form of brain cancer at the age of 48 in December 2013.
Immediately, she participated in various sessions of chemotherapy and radiotherapy. But to no avail, there was no change to the size of her tumor. As a last ditch effort, she started taking cannabis oil in hopes that it would save her life.
Four years later, Cameron is cancer free and is convinced that cannabis oil was the reason she is still alive today.
Her friend suggested that she try cannabis oil, but Cameron was terrified to try it because of the negative stigma placed around it and because of its illegal status under Scotland law. But, she eventually decided to give it a try.
She told the Daily Record:
“I researched more and more into natural ‘cancer killers’ and decided to follow an alkaline diet and cut out processed foods altogether. I also cut out sugar completely.”
“I started taking cannabis oil under my tongue, as it gets straight into the blood stream quicker that way.”
“Each scan I received after that was showing 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.”
Initially, Cameron kept her cannabis use a secret. She didn’t want any critical feedback from doctors until she was told that her cancer had disappeared. Then, she challenged them.
“They dismissed it. They weren’t taught about cannabis at medical school – more for a political reason than medical I believe.”
“They told me, ‘eat whatever you like, take all the vitamins you want, it won’t work’.”
“But these were the people who told me my cancer was incurable, and it was gone.”
“The British Medical Journal hasn’t properly investigated cannabis. It was up to me what treatment I took, and I’m glad I researched it.”
Cameron joins the number roof patients who can provide anecdotal evidence that cannabis has cured the medical challenges that they were facing. Experts continue to push that there is no solid proof of cannabis having any effects on cancer in humans. This may be due to the lack of research allowed because cannabis is illegal.
Dr. Kat Arney, from Cancer Research UK told the Daily Mail:
“We know that cannabinoids can have a range of different effects on cancer cells grown in the lab of animal tumors, but at the moment, there isn’t good evidence from clinical trials to prove that they can safely and effectively treat cancer in patients.”
Because of Cameron’s success in battling cancer with cannabis, she is joining a new campaign group, Medical Cannabis Reform Scotland. Their main goal is “for the reform of the current prohibitive laws around the use of cannabis for medication”.