Can cannabis oil cure stage 4 cancer?
Answer - KIVA Account Services
Cannabis is GREAT for treating the side effects associated with cancer and radiation/chemotherapy. Sadly, there is still not an actual cure for cancer. I did, however, provide a link to an amazing video showing you how close we are to a cure!
Answer - Marketing Comm. Mgr. at Kiva Confections
This is a tricky question, as there are anecdotal reports of patients using high THC cannabis oil to stop cancerous tumor growth - but there are no scientific studies using human subjects that have proven its efficacy. From my understanding, the location and type of cancer you're addressing is incredibly important.
Some patients have found effectiveness for certain types of cancer using rectal suppositories, while others vouch for sublingual application. A common dosage for treatment is 1 gram of oil per day taken in doses every couple of hours. At those amounts, this can very quickly become a prohibitively expensive treatment plan- especially considering that this treatment has not been proven effective for all patients. The best advice I can give is to do your own research, and connect with communities of cancer patients who are actively using cannabis. You may also want to seek the advice of an integrative oncologist, a doctor who uses conventional cancer treatments alongside more holistic, alternative methods like cannabis.
Here are some resources to help you get started:
The National Cancer Institute's page on Cannabis: http://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/treatment/cam/hp/cannabis-pdq
A great introductory article on the Endocannabinoid System. This regulatory system in the body is the reason why cannabis is effective for cancer, glaucoma, epilepsy, Parkinson's, PTSD, anxiety, insomnia, and so many other conditions. It explains why cannabis promotes autophagy (cell death) of cancerous cells and leaves healthy cells alone: http://reset.me/story/beginners-guide-to-the-endocannabinoid-system/
I hope these help and wish you luck on your healing journey :)