Using CBD/THC Oil to fight metastatic lung cancer

Posted by lighthouse68 @lighthouse68, Aug 10, 2018

I am looking for suggested starting dosage information

@cindylb

My husband is using both CBD alone and with THC. We weren't given any suggested amounts by either our medical doctors or the medical marijuana clinic. I don't know if there any actual standards or protocols set for this. My husband is using a CBD oil of 1mg and a THC gummy of 25mg. I can't really help with specific amounts unfortunately. He supplements during with some additional CBD throughout the day via vaping (that is for the peripheral neuropathy in his feet). My husband is following the suggestions of the medical marijuana clinic. We started out conservatively and he is adding different products and amounts as we go, slowly, to see how it affects him. He has not experienced any negative side effects but we don't know if what we are doing with this is really the reason his cancer is slowing or regressing. He does have less foot pain (which is from a serious accident/injury from 50 years ago for which there is no treatment as well.)
I believe that anything one can do that seems to be helping and not hurting when one has cancer is worth giving a try. Everyone is different and I strongly suggest consulting with your doctors before starting or adding anything to your treatment. That said, two friends, one who cannot take narcotics and who is facing her seventh knee surgery is going to try marijuana to help with her pain and a second friend with pancreatic cancer just got medical marijuana and is giving it a try as an addition to treatment. Hugs to you.

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I understand you put the CBD OIL under your tongue for up to 5=10 minutes. twice a day for full absorption.

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@marthagail

Thank you. I’m not sure what the laws are for my state but I’ll check into it.

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@marthagail, This website might help with your research into the legality of CBD in your state.
– State Medical Marijuana Laws (2018) https://bit.ly/1udxSs4

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@cindylb

My husband is using both CBD alone and with THC. We weren't given any suggested amounts by either our medical doctors or the medical marijuana clinic. I don't know if there any actual standards or protocols set for this. My husband is using a CBD oil of 1mg and a THC gummy of 25mg. I can't really help with specific amounts unfortunately. He supplements during with some additional CBD throughout the day via vaping (that is for the peripheral neuropathy in his feet). My husband is following the suggestions of the medical marijuana clinic. We started out conservatively and he is adding different products and amounts as we go, slowly, to see how it affects him. He has not experienced any negative side effects but we don't know if what we are doing with this is really the reason his cancer is slowing or regressing. He does have less foot pain (which is from a serious accident/injury from 50 years ago for which there is no treatment as well.)
I believe that anything one can do that seems to be helping and not hurting when one has cancer is worth giving a try. Everyone is different and I strongly suggest consulting with your doctors before starting or adding anything to your treatment. That said, two friends, one who cannot take narcotics and who is facing her seventh knee surgery is going to try marijuana to help with her pain and a second friend with pancreatic cancer just got medical marijuana and is giving it a try as an addition to treatment. Hugs to you.

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Thank you so much. I will definitely talk to my Mom’s oncologist. I hope your husband continues to get good results!

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Hi, I am new to this group and wondered if there is a site that would tell me dosages for CBD oil ….interested in trying it ……already had chemo and radiation treatments for stage 4 lung cancer

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I do 1 to 1 ratio. I use full plant extract. Take as much as u can tolerate. I went up to .75 but came back to .5 thc/cbd

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@sheilabain

Hi, I am new to this group and wondered if there is a site that would tell me dosages for CBD oil ….interested in trying it ……already had chemo and radiation treatments for stage 4 lung cancer

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There are a few cannibis facebook sites out there

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@sheilabain

Hi, I am new to this group and wondered if there is a site that would tell me dosages for CBD oil ….interested in trying it ……already had chemo and radiation treatments for stage 4 lung cancer

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@sheilabain– A warm welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. I'm sorry that you have stage 4 lug cancer. What kind of lung cancer do you have? When were you diagnosed? Have you had a follow-up CT scan since your last treatment? I have stage 4 also.

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@sheilabain

Hi, I am new to this group and wondered if there is a site that would tell me dosages for CBD oil ….interested in trying it ……already had chemo and radiation treatments for stage 4 lung cancer

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@sheilabain– CBD oil is not yet regulated, so there are no directions as yet. No one knows it's effect on lung cancer, or any cancer for that matter. So far there is no known cure for lung cancer, but maybe this will turn out to be one. I buy tincture. Each dropper full holds 10 mg of CBD. They come in different flavors. I would start, if you choose the tincture to try 1/2 dropper full to start. Then increase it as you need this. I use it for anxiety mostly and depression. Some people use it for pain. Why have you decided to use it? I take 1 dropper 2x daily. It does a good job for me, however everyone is different, as you know.

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@merpreb

@sheilabain– A warm welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. I'm sorry that you have stage 4 lug cancer. What kind of lung cancer do you have? When were you diagnosed? Have you had a follow-up CT scan since your last treatment? I have stage 4 also.

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Actually I am the care giver my Dad is the patient, he wants no more treatments, he is a little depressed. Just hoping to find something natural that might help. I have heard of others with lung cancer that are using cbc oil and having results

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sheilabain…so sorry to hear about your Dad's cancer. Cancer is stressful and depressing and since they don't really have a handle on what causes cancer or how to really treat it….it becomes doubly depressing. They are making some headway though and there are ways to hold it off and sometimes even push it into remission. My husband has Stage IV cancer (possibly lung, but the diagnosis isn't clear). He is using CBD and THC to treat it until we can determine exactly what we're dealing with. The marijuana (for him) helps with pain and anxiety and depression and although we can't confirm it's helping with the cancer…his cancer has either gotten smaller or stayed the same over the past year. We're hopeful the marijuana is helping. He has no ill side effects. Dosage recommendations? That's a bit of a mystery but a good medical marijuana clinic or the supportive people on this site can get you started. Hugs to you.

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@sheilabain

Actually I am the care giver my Dad is the patient, he wants no more treatments, he is a little depressed. Just hoping to find something natural that might help. I have heard of others with lung cancer that are using cbc oil and having results

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I have lung cancer stage 4 too. Look at Afaya-plus from hyatt life sciences. It is used for cancer treatment holistically. They even have a phase 1 clinical trial from the plant extract. I think it's worth taking

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@sheilabain

Actually I am the care giver my Dad is the patient, he wants no more treatments, he is a little depressed. Just hoping to find something natural that might help. I have heard of others with lung cancer that are using cbc oil and having results

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@sheilabain– Is he under hospice care?

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I had stage 3 melanoma which spread to my lymph nodes. I did 3 months of cannabis oil, 3X a day, and now am cancer free a year later. I had a perfect CT scan (Sept 2016), a perfect brain scan (Feb 2017), and recently a perfect PET scan. No cancer anywhere!
I didn't do any other form of treatment. No surgeries, no chemo, nothing. I only used cannabis oil.

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@ littlekate- Welcome to Mayo Connect. I am glad that you are cancer free! What led you to use CBD oil to treat an aggressive disease such as melanoma stage 3? What did your doctors say in lieu of a more classic treatment? Did you have surgery?

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@merpreb

@ littlekate- Welcome to Mayo Connect. I am glad that you are cancer free! What led you to use CBD oil to treat an aggressive disease such as melanoma stage 3? What did your doctors say in lieu of a more classic treatment? Did you have surgery?

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@merpreb Thanks for the questions. Before i started using the oil, i have been reading so many post online about the wonder's of the oil. so i gave it a try. No surgeries, no chemo. i just followed the dosage instructions for 90 days.

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