Woman Claims Her Lung Cancer Was Cured By Cannabis Oil
Many stories of cannabis oil curing cancer have arisen, but are they valid?
There have been many stories unfolding about people who have cured themselves of terminal cancers by using pure cannabis oil rather than going through chemotherapy. For instance, Michelle Aldrich was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer in January of 2012. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related mortality in the US. In 2015, there were 221,200 new cases of lung cancer diagnosed – of those, 158,040 have died. Aldrich was classified with stage three cancer, and rather than forgo chemotherapy, chose to use highly concentrated cannabis oil to help her cancer instead.
Within four months, her CT scans came back with her tumor massively reduced in size. She had what remained of the tumor surgically removed, and she is now cancer free.
There are stories like this out there that sensationalize cannabis oil – and it deserves that recognition -but let’s take a closer look.
FACTS ABOUT CANNABINOIDS
In the lab, cannabinoid cells have been found to trigger cell death through apoptosis, they stop cells from dividing, they reduce the chances of cancer cells spreading through the body and they speed of the cell’s autophagy – which leads to cell death.
But there are many studies that show conflicting results. Some research has also shown that cannabinoids actually encourage cancer cells to grow and could harm crucial blood vessel cells.