Another clinical trial that involved 139 patients with HIV or AIDS and weight loss found that, compared with placebo, oral dronabinol was associated with a statistically significant increase in appetite after 4 to 6 weeks of treatment. Patients receiving dronabinol tended to have weight stabilization, whereas patients receiving placebo continued to lose weight.
In 2013, she was again diagnosed with breast cancer, this time after discovering a lump in her shoulder. She had kept this relapse quiet until recently.
In addition to hormone suppression therapy (via estrogen receptor blockade), Newton-John has continued to use complementary treatments including herbs, marijuana, and mindfulness/meditation therapy.
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Newton-John is organizing a auction of some of her memorabilia (including her famous Grease leather jacket and pants) to raise money for the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness & Research Centre. Besides caring for cancer patients, the institute has been involved in about 200 clinical trials.
No ongoing clinical trials of cannabis as a treatment for cancer in humans were identified in a PubMed search. The only published trial of any cannabinoid in patients with cancer is a small pilot study of intratumoral injection of delta-9-THC in patients with recurrent glioblastoma multiforme, which demonstrated no significant clinical benefit.
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“I researched a lot and felt satisfied with my course of treatment. It was sort of an East meets West approach. I meditated every day, did yoga, and homeopathy, ate well — I boosted my inner strength as much as I could. When bad thoughts came in, I pushed them right out.”
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There’s so many stories comming through . hopefully they will keep testing and looking into this ..
High 5 to your mum . Chrissie xx
I just wanted to pop by and share this post which explains the difference between cannabis oil and hemp (CBD) oil.
doctors work with the information provided to them through research. As there have been no clinical trials to test whether CBD oil can cure cancer – they do not know if it does or not. Big Pharmo does most of the research – then develop (money-making) medicines to treat things. Did I say cure? no. Did I say ‘treat’? yes.
Hi Andy, I just wanted to respond to some of your points. You state that there are no clinical trials involving CBD. This isn’t actually correct. Cancer Research UK has funded research into cannabinoids and we also support the only two UK clinical trials of cannabinoids for treating cancer, through our national network of Experimental Cancer Medicine Centres.
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