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Cancer – Childhood neuroblastoma complete remission

Medical ConditionCancer

Abstract

Neuroblastoma, a childhood cancer was treated with cannabis after failure of conventional therapy. Cancer disappeared after 4 years of regular cannabis use.

Symptoms

pain, anorexia, nausea, vomiting

Cancer

Neuroblastoma, endocrine

Gender

Male

Age

Under 18

Brief history and target symptomatology

This child was diagnosed at 6 years of age with neuroblastoma. He was having pain, nausea, and vomiting at the onset of the disease.

Previous and current conventional therapies

Chemotherapy, Surgical de-bulking tumor resections, Radiation therapy, Intra-operative radiation therapy.

Clinical response to Cannabis

Gastrostomy tube feedings followed by intravenous hyperalimentation feedings were utilized to support nutritional status. Parents consulted Dr. Mikuriya for a cannabis approval when child was dying at age 9. Pain control and control of nausea and vomiting followed onset of regular cannabis use. Cannabis use was typically smoked for rapid onset and ease of dosage control. Frequency of use was symptom dependent and variable, though typically once or more daily

Additional Comments

After 4 years of regular cannabis use and no further conventional therapies from the University based treatment program, there was no longer any evidence of the neuroblastoma tumors. He continued to use cannabis on a daily basis for control of pain, nausea, and anorexia until he was 16 years of age. Sadly, he died at age 16 with peritonitis/sepsis from a perforated bowel.

Usual method of Cannabis administration

Smoked

Cannabis strain (if known)

Unknown

Frequency of Usage: Time Per Day

3

Frequency of Usage: Days per Week

7