When Sharon Kelly, a 54-year-old wife and mother began experiencing sharp pains located on the left side of her body near her ribs, she assumed it was a result of a strong massage she’d had sometime earlier, and didn’t give it much thought. After some days passed and the pain failed to subside, she started thinking that she might be suffering from something more serious, and as it turns out, Sharon was right.
Only a few days after noting the pain, Kelly was diagnosed with non-small-cell lung cancer. In the weeks to come, her prognosis only worsened. Kelly was told that the cancer in her body had travelled to her lymph nodes and the lining of her stomach. She could expect to survive for somewhere between six to nine months. Justifiably devastated by the news, she pleaded with her doctors to start treatments like chemotherapy or radiation in hopes of changing her prognosis.
She was informed that chemo and radiation were not effective treatment options for a patient with stage four lung cancer, as they would most likely only make her sicker, and that. Instead, they advised her to return home to her family and live out what was left of her life as pleasantly as possible.
A Severe Case
Kelly’s medical scans showed the presence of a large, 5cm tumour in her left lung as well as several cancerous lymph nodes in her chest and neck. The scan also exposed large amounts of fluid surrounding Kelly’s heart, which medical professionals said was an indication of cancer in the lining of her left lung.
After numerous months of inaction from her doctors, Kelly all but demanded that something else be tried. Reluctantly, her medical team chose to begin chemotherapy about two months after her diagnosis. After two months of chemo, Kelly received yet another setback when she tested positive for an EGFR mutation, which affects around 15% of American lung cancer sufferers. The presence of the mutation meant she could no longer undertake traditional chemotherapy treatments, and would as an alternative begin taking a chemo tablet known as Tarceva.
The doctors did not place a lot of hope in the Tarceva treatment. They told Kelly that at best, the treatment would slow down the spread of her cancer. She was told to expect the cancer to come back in time, and perhaps return more severe than before. All but resigned to live out what remained of her life, Kelly went home, dejected and devastated.
A Turning Point
Without satisfactory help from the medical community, Kelly’s youngest daughter turned to the internet and began reading some testimonials from cancer patients who had success with cannabis oil, an alternative treatment used by many people suffering from chronic-diseases. With nothing left to lose, she decided to try it herself, and began taking small oral doses several times a day.
After noticing how tired she became after taking the oil orally, she started exploring cannabis suppositories. She found that this method did not make her tired, and that it allowed her to take the complete recommended dose without any difficulty.
She eventually increased her dosage to 2gms per day, and combined the treatment with an alkalizing, clean-eating diet. Within a couple of months, her tumour had shrunk from 5cm to 2.1cm and her lymph nodes had returned to their regular size. Her doctors noticed that the fluid surrounding her heart was no longer visible.
After seven months of cannabis oil treatment, Kelly’s scans showed that she was completely cancer-free, shocking her oncologist and other medical professionals familiar with her case. Now, 13 months after her diagnosis, Kelly remains cancer-free, and credits the use of cannabis oil for her unexplained recovery, as well as her ability to live out the rest of her life amongst the love and comfort of her family.