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Man Cures Himself of Stage 4 Lung Cancer Using Cannabis Oil.

Man Cures Himself of Stage 4 Lung Cancer Using Cannabis Oil. | Cancer - Advances, Knowledge, Integrative & Holistic Treatments | Scoop.it

“After nine months of taking two different forms of cannabis oil, one, a cannabis capsule infused with organic coconut oil around 10:30am and high THC oil about an hour before bed, dad was given the life changing report, ”No evidence of recurrent disease”. – Corinne Malanca (Stan and Barb Rutner’s daughter)

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Stan Rutner was diagnosed with Stage 4 Lung Cancer with metastasis to his brain. After conventional medical treatment including chemotherapy and radiation, Stan’s condition deteriorated and he was placed in hospice care expected to pass away. His wife of 59 years decided to try cannabis oil, as they had nothing to lose by this stage. Within a couple of weeks of starting cannabis, Stan’s condition was improving in all ways. He started gaining weight, his sleep improved, he was regaining his strength. Eventually he ditched his walker, dumped his oxygen and started exercise classes. A subsequent MRI, after 9-months of taking two different forms of cannabis oil, confirmed that Stan had no signs of cancer in his brain or lungs.

Medical experts continue to claim that the only conventional medical therapeutic treatments for cancer are chemotherapy, radiation and surgery. Yet there is rapidly increasing evidence that other therapeutic treatments outside of conventional medicine are of significant value. The evidence comes in the form of patients diagnosed with terminal cancer (many given only months to live) curing themselves of the disease using alternative methods chosen by themselves. Patients just like Stan Rutner.

While medical science may conclude there is no scientific evidence that these alternatives will work, it does not discount the fact that they actually are working. Perhaps a more accurate conclusion is that medical science does not yet know everything.

In medical journals there are in excess of one thousand cases reported of people who have been cured from cancer without following conventional medical therapy. This fact was made clear by Dr. Kelly Turner in her recent book which analyzed the methods used by people who had cured themselves of cancer.

This growing knowledge and understanding of the anecdotal evidence available today of alternative cancer treatments may not stand the rigidity of contemporary scientific scrutiny, which bases all its analysis only on science that is already known. But it certainly provides an undeniable base of evidence that cancer is able to be cured, and has been cured, by a large number of people who have taken their own health into their own hands and cured themselves, despite medical science proclaiming it is not possible.

This has reached a state of awareness that can no longer be conveniently ignored. While it may be an inconvenient-truth for the guardians of the status quo to have to deal with, it is something that the general public increasingly demands to know. This should be a wake-up call to those who are truly focused on finding a cure for cancer rather than managing its symptoms, as seems to be the case today.

You can listen to Stan and his wife Barb talking about their story here - https://youtu.be/hT8ryvvdSto

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Graham Player Ph.D.'s comment, October 27, 2015 2:37 AM
Over the past several years I have reported quite a lot aboyt cannabis and cancer. You can read all of this here - http://www.scoop.it/t/cancer-advances-knowledge-integrative-holistic-treatments?q=cannabis
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Cancer Patient Given 18 Months To Live. He Cured Himself of Cancer.

Cancer Patient Given 18 Months To Live. He Cured Himself of Cancer. | Cancer - Advances, Knowledge, Integrative & Holistic Treatments | Scoop.it
At the age of 32, David Hibbitt of Staffordshire, UK, was diagnosed with cancer.
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This is another example of someone who decided to use cannabis oil  to cure himself of cancer, rather than depend on chemotherapy.

While the medical industry continues to say there is "no good evidence " or clinical trials that indicate cannabis oil cures cancer, many people continue to use it and to cure themselves.

If continued denials regarding cannabis oil from the orthodox medical industry persist, and yet patients continue to cure themselves, it will become a negative for the medical industry. Most patients would rather choose to do what is working, rather than what conveniently supports the medical industry and their processes.

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They Said The Cancer Would Kill Her In Six Months, Then She Tried Cannabis. Prepare To Be Amazed

They Said The Cancer Would Kill Her In Six Months, Then She Tried Cannabis. Prepare To Be Amazed | Cancer - Advances, Knowledge, Integrative & Holistic Treatments | Scoop.it
A new British medical study out today has backed up previous findings that cannabis cures cancer. This survivor has taken to YouTube to tell her amazing story of how the super-plant saved her life after she was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer and given between six to nine months to live.
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Here is yet another person who turned to using cannabis to treat herself in desperation to save her life from terminal stage 4 lung cancer, after being given 6-9 months to live.

There is mounting evidence, both anecdotal and scientific, that cannabis actually does work as a therapy for cancer.

For many more of my articles on this subject see here - http://www.scoop.it/t/cancer-advances-knowledge-integrative-holistic-treatments?q=cannabis

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Chuck's curator insight, November 30, 2014 7:51 PM

I am on it, maybe I will grab something to eat too.

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20 Medical Studies Indicating Cannabis May Be a Cure for Cancer

20 Medical Studies Indicating Cannabis May Be a Cure for Cancer | Cancer - Advances, Knowledge, Integrative & Holistic Treatments | Scoop.it
When we look at the actual science behind Cannabis, the health benefits can be overwhelming.
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There are many medical and scientific studies that confirm the health benefits of cannabis, and medical cannabis has been made legal in many countries, including many of the states in the US. It has been the focus of medical research to consider it as a potential therapeutic treatment and cure for cancer.

Cannabinoids in the cannabis plant activate cannabinoid receptors in the body. The body itself produces compounds called endo-cannabinoids and they play a role in many processes within the body that help to create and maintain health. Cannabinoids also play a role in immune system generation and re-generation.

In this article are 20 medical studies that indicate cannabis can be an effective treatment and possible cure for cancer.

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Molecular Biologist Explains How Compounds from the Cannabis Plant Completely Kill Cancer Cells and Have No Effect on Normal Cells

Dr. Christina Sanchez is a molecular biologist at Compultense University in Madrid Spain, her research led to the findings that THC does indeed kill cancer cells!…
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Dr. Christina Sanchez, a molecular biologist at Compultense University in Madrid Spain, has been working for the past 10 years on the anti-tumor effects of cannabinoids which are compounds found in the cannabis plant.

In the 1980s the body’s own cannabinoid receptors were discovered, which led to the understanding that our body must synthesize something that can bind to these receptors. A few years later the body’s own endo-cannabinoids were found, which are produced inside our bodies, and our endo-cannabinoid system was discovered.

We now know that the endo-cannabinoid system regulates a lot of our normal biological functions. Therefore the cannabis plant has enormous therapeutic potential.

During Dr. Sanchez’a research she discovered that tumor cells treated with the cannabinoid compound tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) resulted in eradication of the cancer and death of the cancer cells themselves. THC was found to have no toxic effects or side effects on non-tumor cells. Doctors and oncologists in Spain are very willing to use these compounds in treating cancer patients.

Another compound produced from the cannabis plat is cannabidiol (CBD). It has proven to be a very potent anti-oxidant that also kills cancer cells. The combination of THC and CBD produces a synergistic effect that potentiates the effect of THC.

There is ample evidence that the cannabinoids THC and CBD have anti-tumor properties, and have enormous therapeutic potential for the treatment of cancer, without the side effects experienced with chemotherapy.

Let us hope that doctors and the medical system in the USA, UK, Australia, and other countries can see beyond the profiteering from the use of chemotherapy, which is not designed to actually cure cancer, and instead open their minds to using proven and safe therapeutic approaches such as cannabinoids that actually target the cure of cancer without side effects and with less profit motivation.

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Beth A. Williams's curator insight, September 30, 2014 10:00 AM

This provides a glimpse into the research and results related to the beneficial uses of the various compounds found in cannabis. With no observable side effects, this set of compounds should become an important alternative to traditional chemotherapy treatments.

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Cannabis – A Promising Cancer Therapy

Cannabis – A Promising Cancer Therapy | Cancer - Advances, Knowledge, Integrative & Holistic Treatments | Scoop.it
New study suggests that several cannabinoids slow or kill malignant cells
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In a paper published in October's Anticancer Research, Wai Liu, a senior research fellow at St. George's University of London, reports that he found six cannabinoids - active components of the cannabis plant - that can slow or outright kill cancer cells.

According to Wai Liu some cannabinoids are better at killing cancer cells and others are better at slowing their growth, so combining certain cannabinoids has a heightened effect.

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34 Medical Studies Proving Cannabis Cures Cancer

34 Medical Studies Proving Cannabis Cures Cancer | Cancer - Advances, Knowledge, Integrative & Holistic Treatments | Scoop.it
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In case you had heard about cannabis oil and its potential to cure cancer, and then thought ‘no it could not be’ – here is some evidence that may help to give you the truth.

The evidence comes in the form of 34 studies from credible scientific sources and journals. So you can make up your own mind.

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Natalie Palmer's curator insight, August 15, 2013 8:39 AM

Check out the evidence from 34 credible studies regarding cannabis and it's ability to cure cancer. Thoughts?

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The U.S. Government’s Department of Health Finally Admits That Marijuana Kills Cancer

The U.S. Government’s Department of Health Finally Admits That Marijuana Kills Cancer | Cancer - Advances, Knowledge, Integrative & Holistic Treatments | Scoop.it
The U.S. Government’s Department of Health Finally Admits That Marijuana Kills Cancer
Graham Player Ph.D.'s insight:

The US federal government and NIH have quietly confirmed that cannabis (marijuana) is very effective at killing cancer cells without harming healthy cells like radiation and chemotherapy.

Several scientific studies over the past twenty years have produced empirical data proving the effectiveness of cannabinoids in killing cancer, and there are numerous people who have cured themselves of cancer using cannabis. Now the NIH website contains supporting information which you can see here - http://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/treatment/cam/patient/cannabis-pdq/#link/_13

I have documented the effectiveness of cannabis for more than 2-years. You can read more here - http://www.scoop.it/t/cancer-advances-knowledge-integrative-holistic-treatments?q=cannabis

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Is Medical Cannabis The Future of Breast Cancer Therapy?

Is Medical Cannabis The Future of Breast Cancer Therapy? | Cancer - Advances, Knowledge, Integrative & Holistic Treatments | Scoop.it
Is Medical Marijuana The Future of Breast Cancer Therapy?
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Studies show that cannabinoid receptors are over-expressed in the tumor cells of certain cancers, such as cancers of the liver, lung, prostate and breast. Researchers have been led to believe that the endocannabinoid system may be up-regulated in cancer in an innate biological effort to fight off this disease.

Studies also show that when cannabinoids are administered and bind to these receptors, they are able to inhibit cancer cell growth by preventing the proliferation of cancer cells and by inducing cancer cell death (apoptosis). Furthermore, cannabinoids have been found to impair both tumor angiogenesis – the increase in localized blood flow induced by tumor cells – and metastasis – the spreading of cancer to other organs.

Research suggests that synthetic cannabinoids and phyto-cannabinoids (mainly THC and CBD) may be useful in treating all 3 subtypes of breast cancer, with the strongest evidence of therapeutic potential pointing to treatment of HER2-positive and triple-negative breast tumors.

Cannabinoids are considerably safer and less toxic than conventional treatments. Cannabinoids are non-toxic to non-tumor cells and are well tolerated by patients.

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Child's Cancer Cured with Cannabis Oil

Child's Cancer Cured with Cannabis Oil | Cancer - Advances, Knowledge, Integrative & Holistic Treatments | Scoop.it
Medical marijuana is gaining acceptance, but could it even help kids? Dr. William Courtney has seen it happen, and on Friday, told HuffPost Live host Alyona Minkovski about it. Saying he was "quite a skeptic 5 or 6 years ago", Dr. Courtney ...
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There is increasing awareness in the community that medical cannabis has proven to be a beneficial therapy for cancer. There is also considerable scientific research worldwide that supports the effectiveness of medical cannabis.

An 8-month old infant with a centrally located brain tumor was cured by using only cannabis oil, completely without any side effects.

I have posted many articles here on my magazine over the past year on the subject of cannabis oil – you can access them at this link http://www.scoop.it/t/cancer-advances-knowledge-integrative-holistic-treatments?q=cannabis .

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Scientists Reveal How THC from Cannabis Can Be Beneficial in Cancer Treatment

Scientists Reveal How THC from Cannabis Can Be Beneficial in Cancer Treatment | Cancer - Advances, Knowledge, Integrative & Holistic Treatments | Scoop.it
Scientists at a British university have made a major breakthrough in revealing how cannabis could be used as a treatment to prevent the growth of cancer.
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A study published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry carried out by a team from the University of East Anglia reveals how cannabis could be used as a treatment to prevent the growth of cancer.

Some reporters have suggested that this “could be a big boost for attempts to create a synthetic substitute for cannabis that can fight cancer in a targeted and safe way.” Dr. Peter McCormick, from UEA’s school of pharmacy, says “I hope that our research will lead to a safe synthetic equivalent being available in the future.”

The effectiveness of cannabis in the prevention and treatment of cancer is certainly not new. It was known about in the mid-1970s. There have been many studies done by eminent scientists, and in many countries cannabis is already used in the treatment of cancer. In addition there have been countless numbers of cancer patients who have used cannabis successfully according to anecdotal information.

However it seems those in the medical system conclude that “a safe synthetic equivalent’ must be developed before anyone can acknowledge that cannabis can be effective. Of course that synthetic equivalent will be patented and become profitable for its manufacturers. But, apart from the benefit to the manufacturer in generating profits, we must ask the question is a synthetic version actually needed.” For example, we know that common garlic has many medicinal properties. Yet we don’t need a synthetic version to derive those benefits. Just some food for thought.

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Cannabis is Known To Cure and Prevent Cancer

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According to Dr. Jeffrey Hergenrather M.D., President of the Society of Cannabis Clinicians, there is a wealth of laboratory evidence that the anti-tumor properties of cannabis kills cancer cells in a variety of ways. Cannabis actually stimulates a system in the body that is already present – the endo-cannabinoid system – due to the influence of the cannabinoids, the components of the cannabis.

There are multiple mechanisms of action identified by which cannabis kills cancer cells, and they are divided into various categories. Among these are anti-proliferative effects (inhibiting the reproduction of cancer cells), anti-angiogenesis effects (inhibiting the growth of new blood vessels needed by the tumor to grow), anti-metastatic effects (inhibiting cancer spread into other tissues), apoptotic effect (speeding the death of abnormal cancer cells).

Research has shown that in tumors, cancer cells are killed by marihuana while other healthy cells are left untouched. Dr. Manuel Guzman Professor of Biochemistry at the University of Madrid is known for his ground-breaking studies on medical cannabis and confirms that cannabinoids have the effect of inducing cell death in cancer cells. They inhibit the growth and multiplication of cancer cells and they actually reduce the growth of tumors.

So why aren’t funds being directed towards research of this natural product? In fact much of the research that is occurring is being done outside of the USA.

A UK study confirms that compounds derived from cannabis can kill cancerous cells. The study analyzed the effects of six different non-psychoactive purified cannabinoids compounds from marijuana - CBD (cannabidiol), CBDA (cannabidiolic acid), CBG (cannbigerol), CBGA (cannabigerolic acid), CBGV (cannabigevarin) and CBGVA (cannabigevaric acid). It did not include THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) which is the psychoactive compound from marijuana. I reported here last August on 34 medical studies for cancer therapy, as well as other information on the subject.

So how does the endocannabinoid system function in terms of cancer. It is an essential physiologic system involved in maintaining human health via complex actions in our immune system, nervous system, and organs. The endocannabinoid system consists of cannabinoid receptors which can be found in cell membranes throughout the entire body. When a cell is cancerous there is an increase in the number of cannabinoid receptors in the cell. The body’s own immune system can sense this increase and produce its own endogenous cannabinoid neurotransmitter called anandamide.

Anandamide mates with these cannabinoid receptors and stimulates the production of a chemical called ceramide which plays a critical role in programmed cell death. The job of ceramide in the normal body is to kill damaged and dying cells. When ceramide is produced in the cancer cell it kills off the mitochondria which are the cells’ power producers. Once the mitochondria are dead then the cell can no longer survive.

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Beth A. Williams's curator insight, September 30, 2014 10:21 AM

This provides an amazing look at not only the beneficial effects of cannabis on existing tumors, including brain tumors, but also the prevention aspects. Even tobacco smoking was compared with cannabis smoking. Even so, there are many barriers in this country to break down before such research and solutions become available to a broad array of cancer patients. Looking forward to more conclusive data. Again, no nasty side effects associated with herbal cannabis! If I were in active treatment today, I would be aggressively looking into this as a treatment option.

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Cannabis Oil Instead of Chemotherapy for Cancer

Cannabis Oil Instead of Chemotherapy for Cancer | Cancer - Advances, Knowledge, Integrative & Holistic Treatments | Scoop.it
One year ago, 3-year-old Landon Riddle was diagnosed with leukemia. Under doctors' orders, his mother Sierra Riddle began treatment for her young son: aggressive chemotherapy and radiation.
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A 3-year-old Leukemia sufferer Landon Riddle began treatment as ordered by his doctor based on aggressive chemotherapy and radiation. According to his mother, as a consequence of the treatment, the boy Landon became violently ill, vomiting multiple times a day, and suffered nerve damage in his legs.

So his mother decided to try medical marijuana. She relocated to Colorado where medical marijuana is legal, to begin the treatment. Within four weeks there was an apparent improvement.

Opting for cannabis therapy rather than chemotherapy has resulted in Landon returning to his old energetic self and his cancer has gone into remission. Yet a Colorado doctor reported Landon’s mother to Human Services for refusing to continue chemotherapy for her son Landon. She regards this as being forced to do something against her will and also being forced to make her child sick.

Choosing medical marijuana treatment for cancer is not that unusual, and patients report that their condition typically improves.

Back in July I wrote more about this approach - http://www.scoop.it/t/cancer-advances-knowledge-integrative-holistic-treatments/p/4005417960/prostate-cancer-cured-with-cannabis-oil

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