A man couldn’t believe the news of the news he received that left him ‘shaking like a leaf’ after being told he was ‘essentially cancer free’. He was so shocked and happy at the news because he bravely ditched chemotherapy in favour of cannabis oil. How incredible?
George Gannon, from Basingstoke, Hampshire, UK, had 12 brain tumours and only months to live… even though he had a huge battle on his hands, amazingly, both he and his doctor were left stunned by his latest MRI.
George started using cannabis oil last December and stopped his chemotherapy in February.
He treated himself for three months with the oil alone and recently an MRI revealed his tumours had stopped growing. Absolutely incredible.
He then continued on a lower dose of chemo in late April and his latest MRI earlier this month showed he had completely beaten the cancer.
“It was quite surreal, I was shaking like a leaf. It was the best news we could have ever imagined.
“Back in December I was told I probably wouldn’t survive. The doctor literally said it was the best day of his medical career. Now I’m ‘essentially’ cancer free in less than a year.”
George was living in Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand, when he got the diagnosis. He flew back to the UK a few days later.
The NHS prescribed him with powerful chemotherapy tablets but they made him worse than he was already feeling.
“The medication I was being subscribed was literally destroying me. I looked like the poster person for cancer, I was so ill. It all got very dark.
“It felt as though the doctors assumed I didn’t have long left and just kind of gave up. There were talks of me going into a hospice at one point.”
George wasn’t going to lose this battle so he and his girlfriend, Natalie, so they researched other methods of medication. They paid £1,300 ($1,588) a month on cannabis oil and he hate to take it three times a day.
“I started to feel like a completely new person but I had no idea if I was well or not. I suddenly had more energy and was behaving like normal, I could tell something had shifted but I wasn’t sure.
“The long-awaited MRI results simply blew the doctors minds, not to mention ours. In short, I am essentially cancer-free in less than a year and they want to write journals and all sorts.”
Although he is so happy with the news, he doesn’t want to celebrate too much yet.
“When you have cancer, you never fully get rid of it. I don’t want to hype it up too much but it’s more than obvious cannabis oil works well. I mean, it’s cleared 12 tumours in less than a year.”
Macmillan, state that more research needs to be done into the potential benefits of cannabis for people with cancer.
The charity’s website says:
It is still unclear whether using cannabis has any anti-cancer effects. But there is some evidence that the chemicals in cannabis might help with symptoms such as nausea and pain.
“But these studies have had mixed results when used in clinical trials. Because of the mixed results, the general feeling of experts is that there needs to be more research into the chemicals found in cannabis and their possible benefit.”