Joanne Crowther’s Story: Beating Large B-cell lymphoma with Cannabis Oil
In March 2010, a brain MRI revealed several cancerous lesions. These were resolved by April 2010 with whole brain radiation, as indicated by a post-treatment MRI. For a year-and-a-half, Joanne was doing very well, even participating in a half-marathon. However, in November 2011, a mass developed in her left thigh. Doctors removed the 3.2 x 2.5cm mass, and determined it was consistent with diffuse large B-cell inter-vascular lymphoma.
The removal of this mass did not eliminate the lymphoma. In early January 2012, Joanne began receiving medications to treat complications of the cancer. Furthermore, another head CT scan revealed a 6mm cancer lesion in the left superior pons. The test also confirmed resolution of the previous lesions in the right thalamus and basal ganglia. Shortly after the 3.2 x 2.5cm mass excision, Joanne noticed regrowth of some mass in the same area. She received five shots of radiation in January for the new growth.
More scans in February 2012 revealed new adrenal cancerous nodules. Joanne began taking the chemotherapy drugs cisplatin and cytabarine to combat the cancers. She was then hospitalized between April 23rd, 2012 and May 3rd, 2012 due to acute renal failure and hepatitis, which had been induced by cisplatin and cytabarine respectively. The complications permanently ended Joanne’s chemotherapy regiment, with chemotherapy stopping in late April.
Joanne was then diagnosed with relapsed intravascular diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, and leptomeningeal disease.Without the strength to endure more chemotherapy or radiation, doctors could do nothing more, and Joanne was forced to try an alternative treatment.
In early May, she began taking cannabis oil. She started off with small rice-grain sized doses, but after a week felt no effects. She then upped her dosage to a gram of oil a day, and within two weeks noticed beneficial effects – in general, feeling better and having more appetite. On July 30th, 2012, Joanne had a follow-up examination. The documentation resulting from the examination is to the right. It describes how Joanne is doing much better since being off chemotherapy, and that the left thigh mass “actually regressed spontaneously.”
Two months later in Another exam from September 24th, 2012 it states Joanne is now in remission. The report also notes that she had been taking regular cannabis oil supplements.
Published on Mar 20, 2015 – See more