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NSB

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Medical marijuana for AN tumor control or elimnination?
« on: May 27, 2017, 04:26:48 pm »
Hi, I have a 2.7 cm AN tumor and would like to avoid either microsurgery or radiation. There are quite a few articles out there about the positive impact of medical marijuana on cancerous tumor control or elimination (see the below list). I also recently came across someone whose AN tumor disappeared over 9 months after he used medical marijuana. While I have never used it and am hesitant to even try, I thought I would ask around on this forum if anyone else has done research on this naturopathy treatment?

https://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/treatment/cam/patient/cannabis-pdq/#link/_13


https://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/treatment/cam/hp/cannabis-pdq#section/_3


https://www.nap.edu/read/24625/chapter/6#90


https://www.cancer.org/treatment/treatments-and-side-effects/complementary-and-alternative-medicine/marijuana-and-cancer.html


http://naturalsociety.com/marijuana-kills-cancer-cells-admits-the-u-s-national-cancer-institute/


http://herb.co/2016/07/01/cannabis-treat-brain-cancer/


http://www.cureyourowncancer.org/how-cannabis-oil-works.html


http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/279571.php


http://herb.co/2017/02/10/cannabis-cure-cancer/


https://www.leafly.com/news/health/can-cannabis-cure-cancer



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Re: Medical marijuana for AN tumor control or elimnination?
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2017, 05:58:28 pm »
Keep in mind an Acoustic Neuroma is 99% benign. (I've never heard of one being positive for cancer...but I am reluctant to say 100%...I am not a physician or researcher) At quick glance, these references site cancer treatments.

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Re: Medical marijuana for AN tumor control or elimnination?
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2017, 03:47:09 am »
"I also recently came across someone whose AN tumor disappeared over 9 months" is an interesting statement. Has this person been on this forum? If so, who are they? If not, could you encourage them to make a post. Their story sounds interesting.

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Re: Medical marijuana for AN tumor control or elimnination?
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2017, 09:27:27 am »
I'm not a doctor, I am a scientist.  Over thousands of years people have found various chemicals from plants to treat illness.  In the last hundred pharmaceutical companies took the ones that worked and built an empire.  If something is found to work then it is quickly picked up by a company and patented.  If a pharma company is not interested then it likely doesn't do much.  When we talk cancer/tumor growth, we are talking MAJOR interest from these companies.  To put it into perspective, heroin is another recreational drug (and much more nefarious).  It also has medical use.  Thus pharmaceutical companies make billions on derivatives of heroin (Vicodin, Oxycontin, morphine, ect...).

Marijuana has been studied extensively for quite a while.  It has a large recreational use and a very small pharmaceutical use.  The reason its not used more medically is because for every possible use it has, there is a much more effective drug out there.

If you are looking for an excuse to use pot, that is your choice, no judgement.  If you are wanting to control tumor growth....I am quite confident that it will not work. 

Your neurosurgeon team will have all the latest advancements.  Talk it over with them.
4.6 x 3.4 x 2.9 mm (2017)
4.3 x 2.4x 2.5 mm (2016)
3.9 x 2.1 x 2.5 mm (2015)

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Re: Medical marijuana for AN tumor control or elimnination?
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2017, 02:51:00 am »
" Medical Marijuana" seems to be showing up to be the "cure all", funny now that governments are looking at controlling it ( and profiting from it)  all these articles are coming into focus .
I personally would not "wait and see" if Marijuana would make my tumor disappear before then going to "traditional treatment" options, the wait might prove to be too long for a positive outcome from traditional treatment such as surgery/gamma knife etc. 
Is there any studies proving the use of Marijuana would NOT increase it's growth rate ? Has that even been studied ?
As a medical professional I do see the benefit of marijuana on many things however one asks at what risks? As a mental health professional I can say it's use can be very effective in treatment of anxiety disorders however I can also say I am 99% sure it's use was the catalyst to some people developing a psychotic illness (which for some was a brief episode but for others it became a life long battle) so that being said even IF the use of marijuana was effective in curing the AN is it worth the risk of the chance of developing a long term mental health illness ?
Just my two cents
Kathleen
1st AN surgery @ age 23, 16 hours
Loss of 7-10th nerves
mulitple "plastic" repairs to compensate for effects of 7th nerve loss
tumor regrowth, monitored for a few years then surgically removed @ age 38 (of my choice, not medically necessary yet)

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Re: Medical marijuana for AN tumor control or elimnination?
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2017, 02:38:01 pm »
This whole medical marijuana thing smells of legal "Snake Oil"
Millions maybe billions of dollars are being raised on capital markets to create listed Marijuana companies across the globe. Those millions are being used to promote the industry, which increases demand sends up the share price and makes executives rich.
My personal view is that medical marijuana may have some benefit, just like many other natural remedies. For all of the thousands that have been on this message board, we have never had a pot head tell us that he shrunk his tumour by smoking dope.

Medical Marijuana is about making executives rich, some investors will make good money, but in the longer term people will get burnt.

I live in Australia, we have seen so many of these get rich quick schemes.
Poseidon nickel boom
Pine plantations
Angora goats
Eucalyptus plantations
Grapes
Alpacas
Emus
Ostriches

On the medical side we have had
Tea Tree Oil plantations
And the latest is Manuka Honey

It's a legal get rich quick scheme, backed by some minor medical evidence.
Expect the medical marijuana craze to get a whole lot bigger as millions are spent promoting the industry. In 5 years time the money will be spent, and medical marijuana will be marginally more exciting than St John's Wort.


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CK 7/27/10
2/21/11 Swelling 13x6x7mm
10/16/11 Hearing returned, balance improved. Feel totally back to normal most days
3/1/12 Sudden Hearing loss, steroids, hearing back.
9/16/13 Life is just like before my AN. ALL Good!

 


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