Kieran McCrory, 37, was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer and was told he had about three to five years to live. Radiation treatment left him so physically exhausted and sick that he tried using cannabis oil as an cancer treatment instead. McCrory says the treatment (cannabis oil) literally saved his life.
Research and Testimonials of how Cannabis Oil can be used to help treat Meningioma
Symptoms of Meningioma
Meningioma is a tumour that usually begin arising from the meningeal tissue of the brain (a tumour that forms on the membranes that covers the brain and spinal cord inside the skull). Meningiomas grow on the surface of the brain (or spinal cord), and therefore push the brain away rather than growing from within it. These tumors can become quite large with diameters of 2 inches (5cm)
These experiences from members of the brain tumour community are not intended as medical advice. Everyone is different and we encourage you to make decisions about using cannabis-products following discussion with your medical team.
Professor Susan Short, Consultant in Clinical Oncology
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A new research paper includes scans showing reductions in size for one paediatric and one adult ependymoma. The paper reports on a series of case studies of cancer patients, including a few brain tumour patients, who are under the care of Dr Julian Kenyon of the Dove Clinic. They have been using a synthetic form of pharamaceutical grade cannabidiol (CBD) oil obtained from a UK drugs company called STI Pharmaceuticals, and the paper indicates that this particular product is what made the difference, compared with other oils that can be bought over the internet.
Detailed dosage instructions are included in the data-sf-ec-immutable=””>free, full text article ,with Dr Kenyon believing that patients should cycle on and off the oil every three days rather than take a continuous dose. The oil was used for a minimum of six months, and in the adult case, once it was removed, the tumour began to grow again (the patient then returning to the pharmaceutical-grade CBD oil).