A woman diagnosed with an incurable brain tumour has credited cannabis oil for making her cancer-free.
Lynn Cameron was told she had just ‘six to 18 months’ to live and was devastated when chemotherapy and radiotherapy were failing to reduce the deadly mass.
The 48-year-old began desperately researching alternative medicines and diets in a desperate bid to survive.
After she opted to try the oil when a friend suggested it, a scan later revealed the cancer had disappeared.
Lynn, from Blantyre, in South Lanarkshire, Scotland, told the Daily Record: ‘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.’
Lynn is one of a number of patients providing anecdotal reports that medical cannabis oil has improved their outlook.
Studies suggest cannabis compounds may kill certain malignant cells in the lab. But experts warn there is no definitive proof yet of its effects on cancer in humans.
Olivia Newton-John’s daughter recently revealed that her mother will be treating her second breast cancer diagnosis with medicinal marijuana, along with traditional treatment.
Lynn had a sudden seizure in November 2013 and when a scan showed a tumour, she was taken straight into Southern General Hospital in Glasgow.
She had an operation on December 16 but a week later doctors told her they hadn’t been able to remove it all and her cancer was stage 4 and terminal.
So she began researching into natural therapies, trying an alkaline diet and cutting out processed foods and sugar.
She said that when she first read about cannabis oil she was sceptical that it could cure brain cancer as advanced as hers.
But after several sessions of chemotherapy and radiotherapy showed no changes on her scans, she thought ‘I’m going to break the mold here and try that’.
Lynn said she ingested it under her tongue so that the active ingredients would get straight into her blood stream.
Lynn said she had kept her use of cannabis oil from doctors, but revealed it to them after she got the all-clear.
However, she says they dismissed it and believes they weren’t taught about cannabis at medical school.
Now, almost four years after her diagnosis, Lynn is healthy and still in remission.