CBD’s affinity with CB2 receptors may also help produce immunomodulatory effects, optimizing the activity of the immune system. Researchers have highlighted CBD as an antitumorigenic agent that inhibits the reproduction of cancer cells (3). Doing so enables it to control the number of leukemia-affected cells and makes space for the growth of healthy white blood cells, red blood cells, and platelets.
The anti-cancer benefits of cannabis have been regularly demonstrated in laboratory conditions, on animal models, and in preclinical human trials. Not only do cannabinoids produce therapeutic effects on tumors, but they also help mitigate certain side effects of conventional treatments (e.g. chemotherapy and radiation).
Types of Leukemia
CBD oil has a dense nutritional content that may help ease the symptoms of leukemia among other health conditions. Full-spectrum hemp extracts contain particularly high levels of antioxidants, vitamins, proteins, and essential fatty acids on top of terpenes, terpenoids, and minerals. All these compounds may promote optimal health.
Leukemia is a type of cancer that affects white blood cells. It starts to develop in the bone marrow, where it causes abnormal growth of these cells, mutating and multiplying in number. White blood cells regulate the performance of the immune system by fighting disease-causing bacteria.
CBD might also have anti-cancer effects that have the potential to stop the growth of malignant cells. However, it’s important to remember that there’s a lack of clinical trials in this area, and the majority of the research comes from animal models and human case reports.
Clearly, the cannabis extract was effective at inhibiting the uncontrolled proliferation of the girl’s leukemia, without the highly toxic side effects of conventional treatment.
In the discussion portion of the case report, the authors noted,
Despite a high remission rate for ALL after 5 year of 94% in children and 30-40% in adults using conventional combination chemotherapy, this particular child was diagnosed with a very aggressive (i.e. conventional treatment resistant) form of ALL (positive for the Philadelphia chromosome mutation).
“The results shown here cannot be attributed to the phenomenon of ‘spontaneous remission’ because a dose response curve was achieved… These results cannot be explained by any other therapies, as the child was under palliative care and was solely on cannabinoid treatment when the response was documented by the SickKids Hospital. The toxicology reports ruled out chemotherapeutic agents, and only showed her to be positive for THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) when she had ‘a recent massive decrease of WBC from 350,000 to 0.3’ inducing tumor lysis syndrome, as reported by the primary hematologist/oncologist at the SickKids Hospital.”
After undergoing a protracted series of unsuccessful conventional treatments over the course of 34 months – including a bone marrow transplant, aggressive chemotherapy and radiation therapy — the girl’s case was pronounced ‘incurable,’ with the patient’s hematologist/oncologist stating that she “suffers from terminal malignant disease,” expecting her condition to progress rapidly towards death.
Sadly, however, on day 78, the 14-year old passed away as a consequence of bleeding associated with bowel perforation, and ultimately the lasting adverse effects of the original 34 months of aggressive treatment she had underwent previous to cannabis.
With Rick Simpson’s assistance, the family used cannabis oil extract for the next 78 days, with regular monitoring of the blast cell count, the primary indicator of the malignant progression of the disease process.
Every single medication has unwanted side effects, even over the counter drugs. I have to check with the clinic before I take anything apart from paracetamol.
All of us who are suffering from cancer want a cure and there are many charlatans online who will take advantage of our plight and fleece your bank account.
I am not at all convinced, I have Myelodisplastic Syndrome RAEB2 which will eventually deteriorate into
Saw an online site that sell cannabis oil with THC, which is not only illegal but goodness knows what additives they contain.
Acute Myeloid leukaemia. I am being treated successfully for over three years with Azacitidine which is not a cure but is keeping my blood levels reasonably stable although I have a degree of neutropenia.
Dont be fooled!! Trust your medical team.
I am aware that research has shown that cannaboids can effect blood changes in some forms of cancer and could possibly slow the growth of certain tumours. This does not claim it’s a cure.