My sister has recently been diagnosed with HR2 breast cancer. In the past I have read many blogs about CBD Oil and have been looking into this for her.
Does anyone have views on how CBD can work with HR2 and if you can use iit alongside Chemo (which she starts next Tuesday).
If anyone knows of places to purchase, or indeed where to look to purchase this, i would be really very grateful.
I would be very careful where you buy the oil from. it's so difficult to know what your really buying.
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Hi redrobin just found this thread. Had read up alot on cbd oil too and just started using today.....But having read your information will now stop as I'm still getting chemo! Save it for later I think, but will need to find out if it can be taken with tamoxifen and herceptin. Anyone got any ideas on that front?
Hi...am looking into cbd oil for my sister (triple negative) where do you get it from and what sort of doses? Can you pm me?
Am new on the forum and not sure how it all works.
thanks in advance...
Hi red robin,
Yes, I absolutely agree with you on the diet and healthy eating, for all the reasons that you've said. :-D
I'll look up the CBD oil too, thanks for that, it's really good to see that so many serious cancer research institutes are investigating whether cannabis should have a serious role in cancer treatment.
Best wishes - stay well and happy xx
hi red robin sheena aka fredflowerpot here. can i ask what one you take . i have just brought cbd brothers white ,, so far since monday take just two drops in the morning. not the nicest thing to taste but if it helps . i can put up with that .....
Hi Red robin
I completely get why you're interested in looking into alternative/homeopathic remedies. I've taken loads of interest in these things since I was diagnosed 2 years ago (surgery/chemo/rads). I'm not a believer in homeopathy, because it's basically one or two molecules of active ingredient x added to as much was as the Atlantic. Medical studies, using statistically representative groups of people have never been able to show that homeopathy works, other than possibly as a placebo. You can take a Smartie as a placebo and it'd be a lot cheaper.
I don't know if you've heard of Australian Jessica Ainscough, the wellness warrior? I can't add links but you can read about her quest to cure her own cancer (and later on her mother's breast cancer) through alternative means. The story makes interesting reading.
I think the difficulty is working out which alternative therapies might work. Cannabis in it's many forms has quite a good reputation and I know a lot of the major cancer research studies are really looking into it, there are many clinical trials into it going on at the moment, you can find them on the web. You'll all have seen all the claims for coffee grounds, curcumin and tumeric and garlic and vitamin C, maybe some of them work, but you've probably heard the line
" What do you can an alternative health product that works?
If they're that good then I figure that the drugs companies would be looking into them, which in some cases they are I believe, but no way are all the claims true, the hard bit is working out which ones!
Anyway read the Jessica Ainscough story - it's interesting whatever you take from it. ~
From what I have read CBD oil, cannibis, marijuanna is only effective for pain. I hear some people saying they take it to help with cancer? Can someone provide links to studies performed that show CBD oil is benificial for cancer patients?
If not, then we are just flying blind here.
The only thing that i know cannibis is effective for is pain. That is what is proven.
Thanks. I'll see what I can find out. I haven't been able to prise much information about any kind of supplements from the team I have been under.
Thanks for the information you have put put up. Should it be taken long term like the hormone tablets tamoxifen etc and do you know if it is okay to take them together? At my first annual check up I asked doctor about taking aspirin daily and he said Letrozole which I am on for 10 years is very powerful and anything else would not have nearly so much effect. Thanks and all the best.
Hi Red Robin
Thank you for sharing your personal experience of using this product. It will be interesting to read others opinions.
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I take CBD oil to help with my cancer.
Cbd oil is taken by a dropper (bit like eye and nasel drops) but you put 1-2 drops under the tongue, hold there for 3 minutes then swollow, effects start after 20 minutes and last for 6-8 hours, so this can be repeated 2 or 3 times a day depending on condition. It says if no improvement is found the dose can be upped until a suitable level is found. And that these are recommended doseages and can be altered to suit each individual.
I personally because have already had surgery only do 1 drop morning and night. If the cancer is still there or I have never had any side effects from the CBD oil. It has spread I would have thought it is best to do 2 drops 3 times a day. It says it has no side effects on the literature I have and that it is not possible to overdose.
CBD oil works with your bodys natural system. The endocannabinoid system is a central regulatory system found in all mammels that affects a wide range of biological processes. It consists of a group of molecules known as cannabinoids as well as the cannabinoid receptors that they bind to.
Cannabinoid binding sites exist throughout the central and peripheral nervous systems. The two most relevant are CB1 and CB2 receptors, which are expressed predominantly in the brain and immune system.
So basically it helps your body to destroy the cancer cells and stop them growing. People have reported when they have lumps that they have shrunk and dissappeared over time. Some people prefer, like me, to do the chemo and cbd to make sure. I have no lump left to tell if it is shrinking it as have already had surgery to remove my affected breast.
After loosing my mum 10 years ago and realising that there are no negative effects from trying CBD oil I thought what the hell might as well give it a go. After finding out it is genetic I will be making sure any relatives have the info on it and I would highly recommend I to them. It certainly hasn't done me any harm and I will probably keep on taking it after the chemo so that no cells have a chance on my other breast while I work out if to have surgery or not on that one.
It can also be taken to help with a lot of other conditions such as epilepsy, rheumatism, psoriasis, diabetes, anxiety, acne, depression, neuropathic pain, obesity, autism (assuming you can get an autistic person to take it, it doesn't taste nice), MS, motor neuron disease, antibiotic resistant illnesses and the list goes on.
My step sister in Holland took cbd oil for a rash that was all over her body and debilitatingly itchy. The doctors tried everything and couldn't make it go. The CBD oil cleared it up within a few days to a week my Dad said. It is amazing what it can help with.
I get mine from (removed due to T and Cs) as after researching it found they have the best systems in place to make sure it has a full profile of the 80 cannabinoids from medical grade cannabis plants and they use no chemicals as it isn't mass produced. That is why it costs a little more but I think under the circumstances that less chemicals is better for our bodies and at least you know you are getting a good product. It is purely organic.
I have done a lot of research on it and if anyone has any questions I will do my best to answer them.