An 80-Year Old Woman Defeated Lung Cancer With CBD Oil
A recent case study published in BMJ Case Reports is raising hope that cannabidiol (CBD) has powerful anti-cancerogenic properties — something that has long been implied in the scientific world.
The buzz around CBD — the non-psychoactive component of cannabis — and its potential for treating cancer, is certainly not new. In fact, multiple cannabinoid studies have shown that CBD, as well as other cannabinoids, like CBG, destroy cancer cells in in vitro studies.
But what makes this case particularly interesting is the advanced age of the cancer patient (namely, 80 years), the type of cancer (lung cancer), and the fact that she didn’t take any other treatment except for the CBD oil.
More precisely, the UK woman was diagnosed with a 1.6” non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) back in June 2018.
Since then, doctors observed a progressive reduction of one of the nodules in her lungs by an average of 2.4% per month. Additionally, the latest results in February 2021 show an astonishing 76% reduction in size all the way down to 0.4’’.
What’s even more astonishing is the fact that the patient continued smoking at an unchanged pace (in other words, 68 packs of cigarettes per year). Likewise, the patient only took meds for her chronic conditions like high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
After being diagnosed, the patient also took 0.5ml of CBD oil orally three times a day with the following composition: THC (19.5%), CBD (20.05%), and tetrahydrocannabinol acid, or THCA, (23.8%).
All things considered, lung cancer is the second most common cancer in the UK, with a devastatingly low survival rate of just 15% in the first five years after diagnosis. In the US, lung cancer is the deadliest form of cancer with merely a 10% survival rate over the same period.
Not only did this patient manage to outlive over 85% of those diagnosed with this type of cancer in the UK, but she did it without any conventional treatment while the survival rate is just 7 months on average.