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 January 31, 2014

leukemia marijuanaCourtesy of The Joint Blog

A new study published in the journal Case Reports in Oncology, and published online by the National Institute of Health, has found that cannabis can treat acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), a cancer of the white blood cells.

According to researchers; “Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is a cancer of the white blood cells and is typically well treated with combination chemotherapy, with a remission state after 5 years of 94% in children and 30-40% in adults. This case study is on a 14-year-old patient diagnosed with a very aggressive form of ALL (positive for the Philadelphia chromosome mutation). A standard bone marrow transplant, aggressive chemotherapy and radiation therapy were revoked, with treatment being deemed a failure after 34 months.”

They continue; “Without any other solutions provided by conventional approaches aside from palliation, the family administered cannabinoid extracts orally to the patient. Cannabinoid resin extract is used as an effective treatment for ALL with a positive Philadelphia chromosome mutation and indications of dose-dependent disease control.”

Researchers conclude that; “The clinical observation in this study revealed a rapid dose-dependent correlation”, indicating that the higher the dose, the better the results.

The study can be viewed by clicking here.

Source: TheJointBlog.Com

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  • ken kinghorn

    What about CML? I have had it since late 2009 but diagnosed in Jan.2010

  • Arland Richardson

    No expert but I have multiple herniated discs in my back and neck along with my anger and other mental problems I have beenuusing high cbd low THC bud n smoking it since my accident. Mary Jane is the miracle drug. I’m not saying it will cure it but it may help u get through ur day better. Good luck with the treatment.

  • Sarijuana

    So, the family decided to use RSO, and the researcher concluded that the more she used the better she got? Wow, and this made it into a published case report? Duh. That ought to wake up someone in the medical community.

  • George Vonky

    That is actually a great news for all those who are troubling with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. And if it’s all about Marijuana then one should go for medical marijuana dispensary to get Marijuana or Visit ==> http://weedlynx.com to look for dispensary near you.

  • craig

    I’VE been fighting leukemia since 2008 smoking works for me, the law in Kentucky don’t. We need help! I just got transplant in October had to be clean and get tested every month. I need some help with getting eatables.

  • Gena Hall Arnold

    I have been diagnosed with eosinophillic leukemia does anyone know anything about what might work for me????