The miracle brought by medical marijuana to cancer patients can considered as one of the most important medical breakthroughs in the world. Today, people are no longer afraid of battling cancer and its effects on the body.
With the help of medical marijuana, cancer patients can now have a better alternative for cancer treatment and a stronger hope of surviving the disease.
Cancer patients can benefit from using medical, whether as an alternative cancer treatment or to help mitigate unpleasant side effects of chemotherapy.
Patients undergoing cancer treatment often use medical marijuana to reduce vomiting and nausea, for which purpose it is highly effective. In addition, medical marijuana can serve as an appetite stimulant to improve cancer treatment-related anorexia.
Here are some of the testimonies of the cancer survivors who were fortunate to survive cancer with the use of cannabis.
“Under the chemicals, the chemicals they were giving me, there was no life. There was no quality. I laid in bed, wasting. I went from 140 pounds to 87 pounds.. The chemo and radiation, gave me back, gave me my life. And marijuana gave my life back to me.” You don’t want to be looked at as a pot user or whatever but I did. And I’m proud of it, and if I wouldn’t have, I wouldn’t be here.”
—50-year-old Teresa Boomer,a stage three cervical cancer survivor, Tennessee
“Thank you for what you’re doing today, marijuana which I inhale via a smokeless vaporizer to avoid carcinogens, makes my life easier… I wanted to come here today to represent not only myself as a brain cancer patient, but every patient who is afraid to come here, is afraid to come on camera, or embarrassed, or physically can’t do it.”
—Tracey Gamer-Fanning, 42 years old, President, Connecticut Brain Tumor
“I’m Emily Sander and I’m a student of Cal State Long Beach. And I grew up in Northern California and came down here for school. I got diagnosed with lymphoma non-Hodgkins lymphoma in July it was really out of the blue. I got it from a virus there is nothing I could have done to prevent it. I’ve always been really healthy. Barely ever even take even Tylenol. I’m just not a medication person and poof now I have to take tons and tons of medication for every tiny thing. It was such a big change in my life. Even though the cancer is already gone and very positive in that part of it and I have to take tons of medications still have to finish out chemo, which is not a walk in the park worse than the cancer was. My friends even my parent friends recommended I look in to medical marijuana as a substitute for some of the medications I was taking, and especially to get my appetite back. Which was one of the worse symptoms for me was my appetite was completely gone and even when I felt like eating I had mouth sores from the chemo and I couldn’t eat. So there wasn’t a medication that would make me hungry. Which medical marijuana definitely does. That’s a really good side effect, especially for me.”
—Emily Sander, Northern California
“I’m an 18 year old guy from Watsonville CA that has been though the bad and good in life. At the age of 13 I