3 Ways Cannabis Oil Helps Fight Breast Cancer

More than 60 peer-reviewed studies on medical marijuana were conducted between 1990 and 2014 for conditions ranging from breast cancer to Parkinson’s disease. The vast majority of these studies (68.3%) found marijuana had medicinal benefits, 23.3% were inconclusive, and only 8.3% yielded negative results. Medical marijuana is beneficial in its various forms, and marijuana and cannabis oil may have to the potential to fight breast cancer and other diseases. 

The vast majority of studies found medical marijuana beneficial.

In the U.S., 44 states have medical marijuana laws on the books, which means 85% of the country should have access to medicinal cannabis for treating a wide range of debilitating conditions. In reality, the laws governing this vary greatly by state and obtaining medical marijuana is difficult, if not impossible, in many of the 44 states due to the way the laws are written. Moreover, marijuana is still illicit on a federal level and legislation dating back to 1937 needs to be rewritten.


Forms of Medical Marijuana

Forms of Medical Marijuana

Medical marijuana is available in many different forms:

  • Joints smoked like illicit marijuana
  • It is also available to vape
  • Edibles such as tea, cookies, popcorn, crackers, nut mixes, lollipops, ice cream, gummy bears, chocolate bars, chews, and many other kinds of food.
  • Sublingual sprays
  • Tinctures
  • Transdermal patches
  • Topical ointment

Each method has its own pros and cons so it is important to talk to your physician about what form will work best for your specific medical condition.


What is Cannabis Oil?

Cannabis oil is a thick, sticky, resinous substance extracted from the cannabis plant (Cannabis sativa or Cannabis indica). Cannabis oil is obtained by separating the resins from cannabis flowers using a solvent extraction process. Cannabis oil is the most concentrated and potent of the three main cannabis products, the other two being the actual cannabis flower (marijuana) and resin (hashish).

Cannabis Oil

Like marijuana, cannabis oil contains two primary ingredients: the high-inducing THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and cannabidiol (CBD), the second most active ingredient in marijuana. Typically, oils marketed for medicinal uses contain much less THC than an average joint, however, both THC and CBD are touted for their curative powers. Unlike medical marijuana, cannabis oil is legal in all 50 states, so long as it does not contain THC.


High quality cannabis oil can be used medicinally via several methods:

  • Orally
  • Vaporized
  • As a suppository
  • Applied topically



Cannabis Treatment: Breast Cancer

Cannabidiol and its related cousin chemicals, all broadly called cannabinoids, show some benefits for reducing chemotherapy-related pain and other symptoms like vomiting and nausea in patients. Other research has shown cannabinoids can uniquely target and kill cancer cells and anecdotal cases speak to supposedly miraculous recoveries from cancer as a result of using cannabis oil.

Unfortunately, some people with cancer have been scammed, taking cannabis oil sold illegally through drug dealers. Research does not show any evidence cannabis oil is a cure, and moreover, cannabis oil sold illicitly on the street is often contaminated with dangerous ingredients and may not even contain any THC or CBD. So the question remains, does cannabis oil have any benefits for breast cancer patients? Here is a look at three potential uses of high quality cannabis oil for breast cancer.


1. A research study showed CBD inhibits a gene called Id-1.

Researchers believe Id-1 triggers the metastatic process responsible for spreading cells from the original breast tumor to other parts of the body such as the brain and lungs. "This is the first evidence that a cannabinoid can target the expression of an important breast cancer metastasis gene," said Manuel Guzman, a Spanish expert on cannabinoids and cancer. He described the California study as giving "preliminary insight into the question of whether CBD could be used clinically to treat metastatic breast cancer." The experiments in this study were conducted in cultured cells, therefore animal model research is the next step to determine if cannabis oil has the potential for treating metastatic breast cancer.

CBD inhibits a gene called Id-1

Moreover, Id-1 is just one of many genes involved in breast cancer metastasis, so future research also needs to examine the impact of CBD on other metastasis genes.


2. CBD oil may help slow or stop the spread of cancer.

A California woman received a grim diagnosis of an aggressive form of breast cancer called HER2-positive, already in late stages and metastasized to her lungs. She was told she only had 18 months to two years to live. She used three different homemade herbal remedies containing high amounts of CBD. She made the concentrate out of marijuana plants using low enough temperatures to retain the medical benefits of the CBD, while minimizing the psychoactive effects of the THC. The end results were a salve applied topically to her breast, a tincture she drank as a tea in the morning, and a high-potency oil kept in a syringe for measurement purposes, administered through a suppository. The latter allowed the medicine to be absorbed more efficiently. Within five weeks of treatment, a scan showed her lymph nodes were clear and the tumors were basically gone. Her homemade CBD treatment resulted in halting the spread of an especially aggressive form of breast cancer. Although this story is anecdotal, it speaks to the potential of CBD for treating breast cancer.


3. Cannabis is useful in combatting multiple cancer-related symptoms including anorexia, chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting, pain, insomnia, and depression.

The safety of cannabis is acceptable with generally tolerable and short-lived side effects. Preclinical data suggest cannabinoids are effective in treating and preventing chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy. Preclinical data indicate cannabinoids may  directly impart anti-tumor activity, possibly most notably in central nervous system malignancies. While anecdotal evidence is promising regarding the curative effects of CBD for breast cancer, large-scale clinical studies are needed to test this hypothesis.



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Do you know someone who has used Cannabis Oil?  Was it helpful?  Tell us in the comments below!

85 thoughts on “3 Ways Cannabis Oil Helps Fight Breast Cancer”

  • mike d

    Are there any studies regarding cannabis oil and colon cancer

    • Danielle Yates

      Mike, researchers in the UK and Italy have done studies on mice with colon cancer. Results were promising.

    • Linda Glenn

      Yes Mike,cannabis oil cure of kinds of cancer in human body, I was once a breast cancer patient for two years and eight months, i used cannabis oil to cured my it ok..

      • David Fort

        Do you have your story written in a blog post. I would like to know more information such as strengthen of CBD, how much a day, and your clinical course to recovery.

        Thank you!

      • Mo

        can you tell me what you did? Just Diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma breast cancer

        • Sarah

          A family member was also diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma. have you had any success with CBDs?

        • Jen

          Hi. I was diagnosed with the same today. I am DEFINITELY starting a CBD and/or THC regimen asap. Have you?

          • Theresa

            I was also just diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma. I'm scheduled for surgery Sept 17th to remove the right breast. The surgeon says she won't know till then if has moved else where. I'm starting the CBD oil internally and a CBD salve to rub on the breast. I'll let you know after the surgery if it works or not. I'm trying to stop it where it's at before it's in the nodes. This all happened in a little over a year between mamagram. Pray for me that it works

            • Alyssa

              It's been 11weeks since you started the regimen, may i ask how much has it done to improve your condition? Is it effectve?

            • Haleigh

              Please ask your Dr. About doing a PET scan first before surgery. Surgery can cause cancer to spread, and a PEt Scan or MRI will show if the cancer has already metastasized , which could change your treatment plan.

      • Claire Cottingham
        Claire Cottingham March 8, 2018 at 12:46 pm

        I've just been diagnosed with breast cancer. Waiting for an appointment for ct scan to see if its spread. Was thinking of trying cannabis oil but so confused. Help Please? Also where I can I purchase safely from without getting ripped off money wise or with poor quality. Thank you

      • Charlie

        Have same how did you use this and how much

      • Nadine Wilson

        I was just diagnosed with breast cancer. Would like info on dosage, etc. They only said it was early stage. They dodged a lot of my questions and each said it was different sizes. The ultrasound used during biopsy said .9 and said highly suspicious. I use alternative healers they all say CBD oil.

    • Adela

      How many months should we use canabis oil? My mother had a breast ectomi last year and she used canabis oil during chimiotherapy for 3 month. My question is does she need to use again?

      • Theresa

        It's great to keep using it as it has healing properties for all kinds of diseases and sicknesses. Just go down to a lower dose, I would do that just to make sure it doesn't come back.

  • legal weed network
    legal weed network June 11, 2017 at 4:52 pm

    Thanks for the great article!

  • Judith Larner Lowry
    Judith Larner Lowry June 18, 2017 at 8:52 am

    I am impressed with your impartial and informative blog on breast cancer and medical cannabis. I would most appreciate more information on this topic. Even though i've been to a medical cannabis specialist three times, I still find myself confused. I realize this may be due to the shocking lack of studies on the topic.

    I do used a 1:1 tincture that has greatly helped arthritic pain, allowing me to get closer to my exercise goal. It also helps with the nausea, insomnia, and other problems of chemotherapy.

  • Linda

    I have metastatic breast cancer and I want to make a tincture.Can you help me by giving me a small batch recipe for a glycerin based tincture? Would I be better off using alcohol for the tincture?

  • Joeye

    I have a breasts cyst for one year it gets very painful sometimes I want to know how to use the CBD oil I purchased in a jar can I rub it on the breast and is there anything as a tea form that I could drink internally with CBD if you have any information I desperately would appreciate some kind of answer please thank you so kindly

  • April

    I just want to share how CBD changed my life. I am using water soluble { } to calm the autoimmune response. It works to reduce inflammation, seizures, nerve pain, and in reducing tumors. It's truly God-sent! - April

    • Cathy ortega

      I was diagnosed with stage1 grade 2 breast cancer what strength or misxture did you use ? How did you use it and where did you get it from? I need help to get started right away Than you

      • Sandra Black

        Hi Cathy ..Sounds like you have been diagnosed the same as me Stage 1 ..so under 2cm and not spread to lymph nodes .. Grade 2 medium growing and medium aggressive .. Mine is invasive ductal carcinoma HER2 Negative ..yours might be positive. What people aren't mentioning here is there are 3 types of breast cancer ..Invasive ductal .. Ductal carcinoma in situ ..both of these can be HER negative or HER positive ..both hormone related cancers and then Triple Negative which is hereditary and by far the more serious. My point is for the hormonal breast cancers too much THC can actually feed and make your cancer grow .. do a lot of research ..it scares me that CBD oil pushers make out that this oil is a cancer cure all ..it's not. Please ladies ..research properly ..don't just read blogs, CBD oil practitioners will tell you that you need to use a lower dosage of THC .. and if you research further you will find that tests aren't regulated and there is no way of knowing if the people you are getting it from are testing it properly.

  • Hazel minks

    Hi all. I was diagnosed with breast cancer on the 1st March this year. After all the tests was found to have travelled into my hip and spine. My breast was removed. 4 doses of chemo and now radiotherapy continues.if radiotherapy doesn't work more chemo needed. I wonder is it possible for oil to get rid of bone cancer? As I really hope so as chemo sucks big time....cheers hazel

    • Christine

      How have you handled your issues since last post? Did you go with Western medicine? Chemo? Radiation? Etc.... change of diet at all? I sure hope that you have found peace & healing-

  • Pamela Sweat

    Great article! Every new treatment option is a Godsend. Hope itself, is a healing balm. Just need to know how to get the authentic cannabis
    Oil. I live in Ohio, not sure where to start looking. Guess I will check local laws on growing your own then find some seeds. I Thank you again for the valuable information.

  • Keli

    I love CBD oil! I've been battling stage 4 cancer for the last 11 years now. The last few years I stopped chemotherapy and have been taking water soluble {}. I'm thankful it has helped me maintain my health and keep me in remission. Also, I had persistent knee pain and thumb joint pain. Since I've been using CBD I've had no pain! - Keli

    • Tijuana K Smith
      Tijuana K Smith October 3, 2017 at 10:49 am

      Where did you get it from. I'm stage 4 bc. I keep getting lil pop up lesions in my brain. Thanks

    • Diane

      Hi Keli
      Where did you get the oil? My sisters is also battling stage 4
      they just keep pumping her with chemotherapy No surgery - they say once it is stage 4 , surgery does not matter . I thing the oil can help reduce it or at least reduce her pain. She has lots of pain in her rt arm due to the lymphadonapathy,
      such swelling of her arm, bone and muscle pain

      Did you see a Medical Marijuana Dr first?
      How did you know what oil to use?

      Thank you very much

      • Madeline Glass
        Madeline Glass April 8, 2018 at 1:56 pm

        I am stage 4 6yrs out
        ER PR + hr-
        No progression 2 yrs
        On Ibrance and letrozole
        I want off chemo
        BUT I must have some science evidence of dosage
        So please share any links you mayfind.
        Did find help here?

        • Melody J

          May I ask how you are doing in the Ibrance? Waiting to see how the oil does as I get dental work done first.
          How are you feeling with it? My doc said I'd just be tired but but the pharmacist said I could lose white blood counts.
          I am so afraid it would be like old fashioned chemo therapy and hiding away. NP said she knows others doing good with no problems.

    • Jo

      That is amazing, Keli! I am new in the same boat and have yet to consult an oncologist about chemo treatment. Had mastectomy on the right breast almost a week ago. Have liver metastasis and looking at cannabis oil to supplement the chemo sessions. I hope cannabis oil will be used by God to heal me.

      • Kendra Wolf

        Hello there,
        I am stage 4 bc hormone + HER2-. Looking into cannabis oil for my next phase. Are you on any conventional meds or just oil. Thanka for any info

    • Joan

      Hi, Keli. How are you feeling today? I am inspired by your fight for stage 4 ca.

    • Katherine

      how Much of the CBDoil a day are you taking ?

  • Julie bannon

    Such a great post. I'm looking for some advice if in anyway possible. My mum has secondary breast cancer which has spread to her bones and with the possibility of her lungs. She is using CBD oil, my brother and I think she needs the THC combined with the CBD. We have heard recently that the THC can increase tumors, 'my mums breast cancer was post menopausal. We are totally lost on what road to go down. Any advice would be hugely appreciated.

  • Daisy Daniel

    Has THC or CBD helped in breast cancer and if so what kind and how much was giving

  • Amber Hendrix

    CBD can help with so many health issues because we all have an Endocannabinoid system. CBD is the key to feeding the CB1 and CB2 receptors.

  • Maria tapia

    Hello I have been diagnosed with breast cancer reaccurence I had it 10 years ago , I got told on July 13 of this year , that my breast cancer has returned and it is in my sternum , I’m doing a bone medicine and taking meds I’m not very confident with the bone medicine because my oncologist told me it takes about a year and a half. To see if it is even gonna work for me I’m currently looking to go out of the country for help im looking to go to Mexico to get treatment I would love to try this cannibus I feel it could help me.

  • Eva

    I believe that CBD'S can do a lot for all cancers.
    Everyone should use it. Proud remedy

  • Elroy Cristino

    Quoting Peter Tosh – “Legalize it!”

  • Shamone

    Hi, there I am just wondering about doses of thc/cbd to take. I have a family member who has just found some cancerous cells in one of her breasts. And I have heard that it is better to not use much thc just high dose in cbd. Can anyone help with exact amounts to be taking thanks

  • Julie

    Hi just wondered if I can buy the cannabis oil from yourselves .
    Many thanks


  • JOyce

    My breast cancer did NOT metastasize. Is CBD still helpful to me or only to people whose breast cancer HAS metastasized?

    • Vicki

      Hi Joyce , I've had BC 2yrs today and it's not spread either , in lymph nodes and left breast . Using hemp oil seems to be keeping it inactive .

  • Tana Vargas

    Could anyone please direct me into finding the right strength & dosage for CBD? I'm a 41 years old & was diagnosed with breast cancer. I was told last week that I need to have 6 rounds of chemo. After reading the horrible side effects (short & long term) of chemo, I would like to try a naturopathic method. Thank you in advance for any help!

  • Connie Jo

    So many comments and questions yet very few answers. Those of you who have used CBD oil for breast cancer - brand? Strength? Type(pill, drops, tropical) PLEASE!!

  • Jane

    I have had a double mastectomy but thankfully it has not metastized - and I want to make sure it doesn't! Could you let me know how I can purchase high quality cannabis oil? I'm really interested in a suppository version.

    • Danielle Yates

      We have received hundreds of comments to this article from those who are trying to sell these products online. (These have all been screened out from the comments). Just like many hair loss remedies, there are an abundance of "snake oil salesmen" out there who claim to have a magic cure for cancer. We recommend that all readers exercise caution and remain skeptical when reading sensationalized stories on this topic and others. Always talk to your doctor first and always seek the input of your medical team. Confirm that the information (and products) you receive are coming from reliable, trusted and doctor-recommended sources. Exercise extreme caution with those who are trying to sell you something or who have something to gain from their stories. We were quite reluctant to offer CBD oils here, but based on an abundance of feedback from this article, we have researched various oils and have found these to be made by a reputable, reliable source. Again, we recommend doing your own research and talking to your doctor:
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  • Nabila

    Hi,I need to ask if I can have to drink cannabis oil befor have cancer
    Because in my family there is many ladies have breast cancer
    my mum sister,sister ,sister ,niece
    Then juste i need your advice
    Thank you

  • Taylor Bishop

    Thanks for the interesting read about cannabis oil. It's kind of cool to know that the Id-1 in CBD could trigger the metastatic process is one of the genes involved in breast cancer metastasis. I'm excited to see where this research goes in the future and how many people it could help save.

  • JohnTilo

    Thanks for posting this informative and great blog and i really appreciate your work, Finally i have understand something about cbd oil. It helps me to understand the better use of it in real life.

  • Amy

    I was diagnosed with breast cancer with a trace amount found in 1 of the sentinel lymph nodes....thankfully
    stage 1B. I'm not convinced of radiation or tamoxifen and would like to start CBD for this and many other issues it can help. I just don't know the proper dosage. I've found an organic CBD 500 mg but has no THC and I hear to treat cancer you need a good "tincture" with some THC. Any additional info would be greatly appreciated.

  • Susan McIntyre
    Susan McIntyre June 14, 2018 at 2:34 pm


    My theory of why CBD oil cures some diseases is different from others'. Since the pathogen mentioned below can cause all those diseases, and since CBD kills that pathogen (CBD is the plants' natural defense against that type of microorganism), then that's how it works.

    Some online documents state this cancer-causing, mental illness-inducing airborne pathogen is not zoonotic. That’s wrong! It’s carried and shed by bats in their feces. And healthy people can get it, too.

    My coworkers and I, all immunocompetent, got Disseminated Histoplasmosis from roosting bats, that shed the fungus in their feces. The doctors said we couldn’t possibly have it, since we all had intact immune systems. The doctors were wrong.

    More than 100 outbreaks have occurred in the U.S. since 1938, and those are just the ones that were figured out, since people go to different doctors. One outbreak was over 100,000 victims in Indianapolis. 80-90+% of people in some areas have been infected, and it can lay dormant for up to 40 years in the lungs and/or adrenals.

    This underdiagnosed airborne infectious disease mimics the flu and can cause malignancies, precancerous conditions, rheumatological diseases, connective tissue diseases, heart disease, autoimmune symptoms, inflammation, adrenal insufficiency, seizures, migraines, hydrocephalus, hallucinations, etc. and is often undiagnosed/misdiagnosed in immunocompetent people.

    It’s known to cause hematological malignancies, and doctors claim leukemia patients go into remission when given antifungal. My friend in another state who died from lupus lived across the street from a bat colony. An acquaintance with alopecia universalis and whose mother had degenerative brain disorder has bat houses on their property.

    Researchers claim the subacute type is more common than believed. It’s known to at least “mimic” autoimmune diseases and cancer and known to give false-positives in PET scans. But no one diagnosed with an autoimmune disease or cancer is screened for it. In fact, at least one NIH paper states explicitly that all patients diagnosed with sarcoidosis be tested for it, but most, if not all, are not. Other doctors are claiming sarcoidosis IS disseminated histoplasmosis.

    What if this infection, that made me and my coworkers so ill, isn't rare in immunocompetent people? What if just the diagnosis is rare, since most doctors ignore it?

    Older documents state people who spend a lot of time in a building with roosting bats, in caves, working as landscapers, construction workers, pest control workers, etc. are known to get Disseminated Histoplasmosis, but the info appears to have been lost, for the most part. And now bat conservationists encourage people to leave bats in buildings/homes. What a terrible mistake they’ve made.

    This pathogen parasitizes the reticuloendothelial system/invades macrophages, can infect and affect the lymphatic system and all tissues/organs, causes inflammation, granulomas, and idiopathic (unknown cause) diseases and conditions, including hematological malignancies, autoimmune symptoms, myelitis, myositis, vasculitis, panniculitis, dysplasia, hyperplasia, etc. It causes hypervascularization, calcifications, sclerosis, fibrosis, necrosis, eosinophilia, leukopenia, anemia, neutrophilia, pancytopenia, thrombocytopenia, hypoglycemia, cysts, abscesses, polyps, stenosis, perforations, GI problems, hepatitis, focal neurologic deficits, etc.

    Many diseases it might cause are comorbid with other diseases it might cause, for example depression/anxiety/MS linked to Crohn’s.

    The fungus is an Oxygenale and therefore consumes collagen. It’s known to cause connective tissue diseases (Myxomatous degeneration?), rheumatological conditions, seizures, and mental illness. Fungal hyphae carry an electrical charge and align under a current. It causes RNA/DNA damage. It’s known to cause delusions, wild mood swings (pseudobulbar affect?), and hallucinations. It’s most potent in female lactating bats, because the fungus likes sugar (lactose) and nitrogen (amino acids, protein, neurotransmitters?), releasing lactase and proteinases to obtain them. What about female lactating humans…postpartum psychosis (and don’t some of these poor women also have trouble swallowing)? The bats give birth late spring/summer, and I noticed suicide rates spike in late spring/early summer. It’s known to cause retinal detachment, and retinal detachments are known to peak around June-July/in hot weather. A map of mental distress and some diseases appear to almost perfectly overlay a map of Histoplasmosis. Johns Hopkins linked autism to an immune response in the womb. Alzheimer’s was linked to hypoglycemia, which can be caused by chronic CNS histoplasmosis. Cancer is known to occur more often near rivers than in mountains or deserts, just like this infection.

    The bats eat moths, which are attracted to blue and white city lights that simulate the moon the moths use to navigate. Bats feed up to 500 feet in the air and six miles away in any direction from their roost, but not when it’s raining or when the temperature is less than approximately 56° F. The fungus can grow in bird feces, but birds don’t carry it because their body temperature is too high, killing the fungus.

    I believe the “side effects” of Haldol (leukopenia and MS symptoms) might not always be side effects but just more symptoms of Disseminated Histoplasmosis, since it causes leukopenia and MS symptoms. What about the unknown reason why beta receptor blockers cause tardive dyskinesia? The tinnitus, photophobia, psychosis “caused” by Cipro? Hypersexuality and leukemia “caused” by Abilify? Humira linked to lymphoma, leukemia and melanoma in children? Disseminated Histoplasmosis is known to cause enteropathy, so could some people thought to have nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug enteropathy have it and taking NSAIDs for the pain/inflammation it causes, and the NSAIDs aren’t the actual culprit?

    From my experience, I learned that NO doctor, at least in DFW, will suspect subacute and/or progressive disseminated histoplasmosis in immunocompetent people. Some doctors, at least the ones I went to, will actually REFUSE to test for it, even when told someone and their coworkers have all the symptoms and spend a lot of time in a building with bats in the ceiling. Victims will be accused of hypochondriasis. (My doctors told me only farmer's get it, it's only in bird feces, and it only infects the lungs...wrong, wrong, and wrong!) In fact, the first doctor to diagnose me was a pulmonologist, and the only reason he examined me was to try to prove that I didn’t have it, when I really did. No doctor I went to realized bats carry the fungus. And NO doctor I went to in DFW, even infectious disease “experts,” understand the DISSEMINATED form, just the pulmonary form, and the only test that will be done by many doctors before they diagnose people as NOT having it is an X-ray, even though at least 40-70% of victims will have NO sign of it on a lung X-ray. It OFTEN gives false-negatives in lab tests (some people are correctly diagnosed only during an autopsy after obtaining negative test results) and cultures may not show growth until after 6-12 weeks of incubation (but some labs report results after 2 weeks).

    One disease of unknown cause that could be caused by Disseminated Histoplasmosis: I suspect, based on my and my coworker’s symptoms (during our “rare” infectious disease outbreak) and my research, that interstitial cystitis and its comorbid conditions can be caused by disseminated histoplasmosis, which causes inflammation throughout the body, causes “autoimmune” symptoms, and is not as rare as believed. I read that “interstitial cystitis (IC) is a chronic inflammatory condition of the submucosal and muscular layers of the bladder, and the cause is currently unknown. Some people with IC have been diagnosed with other conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, allergies, and Sjogren’s syndrome, which raises the possibility that interstitial cystitis may be caused by mechanisms that cause these other conditions. In addition, men with IC are frequently diagnosed as having chronic nonbacterial prostatitis, and there is an extensive overlap of symptoms and treatment between the two conditions, leading researchers to posit that the conditions may share the same etiology and pathology.” Sounds like Disseminated Histoplasmosis, doesn’t it?

    My coworkers and I were always most ill around April/May/June, presumably since the Mexican Free-tail bats gave birth in Texas during May (and the fungus was most potent), and fall/Thanksgiving to December, for some unknown reason (maybe migrating bats from the north?). We had GI problems, liver problems, weird rashes (erythema nodosum, erythema multiforme, erythema marginatum/annulare, etc.), plantar fasciitis, etc., and I had swollen lymph nodes, hives, lesions, abdominal aura, and started getting migraines and plantar fasciitis in the building, and I haven’t had them since I left. It gave me temporary fecal incontinence, seizures, dark blood from my intestines, tinnitus, nystagmus, blurry vision/floaters/flashes of light, benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, isolated diastolic hypertension, what felt like burning skin, various aches and pains (some felt like pin pricks and pinches), tingling, tremors, "explosions" like fireworks in my head while sleeping, and temporary blindness. Suddenly I was allergic to Comice pears (latex fruit allergy or oral allergy syndrome?). I had insomnia (presumably from the fungus acidifying the blood, releasing adrenaline) and parasomnias. It felt like strong bursts of electrical shocks or steady electrical currents in my body, which now feel like low electrical currents at times, mostly at night. I suddenly had symptoms of several inflammatory/autoimmune diseases, including Fibromyalgia, Sarcoidosis, ALS, MS, Sjogren’s syndrome, etc. that have disappeared since leaving the area and taking nothing but Itraconazole antifungal.

    No one, including doctors (we all went to different ones), could figure out what was wrong with us, and I was being killed by my doctor, who mistakenly refused to believe I had it and gave me progressively higher and higher doses of Prednisone (2 years after I already had Disseminated Histoplasmosis) after a positive ANA titer, until I miraculously remembered that a visiting man once told my elementary school class that bats CARRY histoplasmosis. So much of it that they evolved to deal with the photophobia and tinnitus it causes by hunting at night by echolocation. There’s a lot more. I wrote a book about my experience with Disseminated Histoplasmosis called “Batsh#t Crazy,” because bats shed the fungus in their feces and it causes delusions and hallucinations, I suspect by the sclerotia fungal mycelia can form emitting hallucinogens (like psilocybin and dimethyltryptamine) along with inflammation in the CNS. (Schizophrenics have 2X of a chemical associated with yeast, part of the fungal life cycle.)

    Thank you for your time,

    Susan McIntyre

    P.S. Doesn’t this infection share all the same symptoms with Gulf War Syndrome?

  • Pawsnjaws

    5hisnisna great topic to discuss and I read all the requests for help from people being diagnosed with various Cancers. In the UK Cannabis oil is still illeagle, but it isn’t in Canada, I would suggest that you visit a Canadian forum as the users there will have more advice on how to administer the oil the best way for you

    Also, take a look on you tube under Sacred Plant, it’s American but really interesting.

  • Linda Sellers
    Linda Sellers June 25, 2018 at 8:23 am

    I would like to know more about the CBD oil and THC,what is safe,the best way to take,how much to take and where to purchase safety to receive the right oil.Had breast cancer in 1992 and came back,just had both breast removed 6-1-17 and 4 high doses(two different kinds combined) chemo treatments.In severe pain daily from bone pain(neck,spine,hips,feet,just about every bone in my body.Surgeon I see said I can not have surgery because my back and neck is so bad that I could be paralyzed and he told me not to let anyone operate on it,this is what he specializes in but refuses to operate because of the danger.Just fell and broke my hip in two places(3 months after finishing chemo.I take 10mg of Norco(allowed only 4 within 24 hours,still hurt Day and night.please if there's something better and safer would rather not take Norco because if I stay up on my feet after taking i still am in bad pain.Tired of not able to do anything just because of so much pain,other wise I could do more.

  • Britt

    I was diagnosed with HER2 positive breast cancer that was in my lymph nodes. After I started my regimen of weed my scans are clear and I had no bad side affect from chemo. I think marijuana has cured my breast cancer and will stop it from spreading!! I am 33 years old and cancer free!! I am forever grateful to this plant for helping me and giving me more years with my 6 year old daughter!

    • Lilly

      Hi Brit,
      Congratulations on being a survivor! I’m also HER2 positive luckily it didn’t spread. Can you provide more detail what your regimen consists of? I’m very interested but just don’t know how to go about this. Thank you!

    • Roger Jensen

      Could you go into specifics on your Regimen for treatment. How long did it take you to build up to your dose?
      Other sources I have found recommend taking an amount equal to a grain of rice 3 times a day and double that every 4 days until you get to 1 gram a day. Then continue for 60 days. If the cancer is gone by then you want to reduce the amount .25 gram and continue to take for a while until you feel like your free....
      If you have a medical card in Colorado you can purchase the oil at a dispensary. They sell it for recreational but it's not strong enough, you need the full FECO. It's not that hard to make if you have quality flower.

  • Abby Kenney

    Hi Amy,

    I’m so curious to hear what ratio and dosage you took. I was diagnosed with triple positive Stage 1a invasive ductal carcinoma of the left breast 2 weeks ago- no node involvement yet. They want me to do 6 rounds of chemo and Herceptin- type drugs (those for a full year), plus a partial mastectomy after that, plus radiation. I started taking pure CBD before bed but am really interested in using a THC/ CBD blend to help control/ shrink the tumor. I’d so appreciate any advice!

    Best, abbh

  • Datcat

    In January 2018 I was diagnosed with stage 2a breast cancer. I was told the tumor was 1.5 to 2 cm in size. My brother had a homemade cannibus oil and I had ordered suppositories. Since I have never use marijuana in any form the suppositories were to be a better option. I started using it in mid January and eating a diet that included lots of carrots, broccoli, eating tomatoes and tomatoe soup and a list of other foods that were to stop the breast cancer cells. My surgery was on Jan. 31st because I wanted the tumor out of me...the pathology report came back and the tumor was .07cmx.08cmx.05cm...one-fourth the size??? So what did it? Or were the other two just wrong? Not sure but I am trying a way to get me the CBD oil that I can use on a daily basis...
    I would like to know the doses?

  • Carole King

    I was diagnosed with Lymphoma T-Cell cancer in April 2018. I have gone thru 5 CHOP treatments of chemo. I got congestive heart failure from it and could not continue thru the 6th and final chemo. Turns out after a PET scan, ne lymph node in my neck was still there. All others in my body were gone. Now I have started a second, less strong chemo treatment. I was told that if I didn't take this chemo, I could be dead before Christmas. I'm scared! Do this kind of Cannabis oil work for
    lymph node T-Cell??

    • Danielle Yates

      Carole, I am so sorry to hear about your test results. I can only imagine how scary this must be for you. Please don't allow your doctor's words to discourage you. Doctors can make guesses on how long you might live with your condition, but they cannot predict the future. I've seen so many that have been flat out wrong over the years...individuals who had 6 months to live but were still around 10 years later. Statistics cannot predict individual outcomes. It's so important to hold on to hope and faith. Alternative therapies (such as CBD oil) can be used in conjunction with your regular medical treatments but should not be used in place of them. In other words, CBD oil should be viewed as a supplement to your ongoing treatments but should never be considered the treatment itself. Here's a guide on using Cannabis Oil During Cancer Treatments that should answer most of your questions. As always, we recommend consulting with your doctor before using this product or others. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Jennifer Smith

    Thanks to cannabis oil! Now cancer has a counter attacker!

  • Karen Page

    I was so surprised! "A research study showed CBD inhibits a gene called Id-1. Researchers believe Id-1 triggers the metastatic process responsible for spreading cells from the original breast tumor to other parts of the body such as the brain and lungs. " Thanks for sharing!

  • Sirena Ukosata

    I wonder how long it will be before big pharma comes to takeover or try and ban the CBD industry

  • Carey

    Question about tamoxifen and interactions with cannabis - wondering if a topical CBD would interfere with the use of tamoxifen for my mom and her breast cancer?

  • Patti G

    After an ultrasound and mammogram, I was diagnosed in Feb/17 with stage 3A breast cancer with lymph node involvement under my right arm. I did have a double mastectomy and removal of cancerous lymph nodes under my right arm, but I refused chemo, radiation and hormone suppressants. I knew I needed my immune system to stop my cancer spread, even with the removal of the lymph nodes. I'm not sleeping well. I have nerve damage from removal of my lymph nodes under my arm and scar tissue on my chest from the mastectomy. A lesion has been found on my cervix and I'm due for an MRI mid-June this year. I'm about to start taking high CBD 20:1 MCT oil, 1/2 tsp morning and evening. I'm hopeful that it will help me sleep and help with the pains from my mastectomy, at least. Any other benefit of stopping spread or healing would be an absolute blessing. Great forum, thanks to all who shared. I feel alone on this most of the time.

  • Henry Jackson
    Henry Jackson June 3, 2019 at 9:35 am

    Excellent article! I cannot believe cannabis oil can impact on cancer survival. Would love to hear more about this!

  • April Cook

    Thank you for sharing your article on cannabis oil as a treatment for breast cancer. It's interesting to know how preclinical data shows how cannabis is effective in treating and preventing cancer-related symptoms like chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting, pain, insomnia, and depression. Although more tests and clinical studies are needed, just like you said, it may be something worth a try and looking into. I can only imagine how much pain a person in chemotherapy goes through every time. We'd be looking out for more updates and studies on this subject. Thank you for sharing!

  • Kevin Murphy

    Of course, on the first place 68.63% of the studies prove that marijuana has medicinal benefit that many people can people get through it. Like marijuana, cannabis oil contains marijuana active ingredients.

  • Athea Jo

    wow! I didn't know that cannabis can also help cure cancer disease. it's so amazing how cannabis works in different types of diseases.

  • Burgess

    CBD stands for cannabidiol. It is the second most common of the active ingredients of cannabis (marijuana). While
    cbd for pets is an integral part of medical marijuana, it originates directly from the hippopotamus, which is a cousin of the marijuana plant. While CBD is part of marijuana (one of the hundreds), it does not in itself cause a "high". According to a report from the World Health Organization, "CBD has no effects suggesting abuse or dependence. So far, there are no signs of public health problems associated with the use of pure CBD.

  • Monique Perry

    Thank you for sharing and spreading awareness! Cannabis is really indeed magical. As studies progress, it unfolds a lot of possible uses and applications in science and medicine. I hope this could be the future treatment of a lot of diseases.

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