A grandmother who had a malignant tumour in her breast which measured 33mm says it has now almost gone after taking cannabis oil.
Now Lin Coxon, of Willington, is sharing her story with the Government to see if they will fund a medical trial testing cannabis oil on patients while they are waiting for cancer treatment.
Lin was diagnosed with the disease on June 28 at the Royal Derby Hospital. A scan revealed the size of the lump and found it had also invaded her nearby lymph nodes. She was told her treatment would involve eight rounds of chemotherapy followed by a lumpectomy and the removal of all the lymph nodes. This would then have to be followed by radiotherapy.
But while waiting for her treatment to start in August the 69-year-old read how, in some cases, cannabis oil had been found to help treat cancer so she bought some and began taking it.
Incredibly her last scan revealed the cancer has completely gone from her lymph nodes and the tumour is hardly visible.
She said doctors at the hospital are fascinated by her case and are continuing to monitor her progress even though she isn’t going ahead with the chemotherapy as they originally suggested.
Lin said: “I feel fantastic and can tell it has almost gone. Before it felt like a hard lump but after a few weeks of taking the oil it had shrunk so much I couldn’t feel it. Now it’s almost gone and, on the scan, you could see how the density has changed from something that looked solid where now the only bit that is left looks like a tiny bit of smoke.
“I bought cannabis oil from a health shop in Ashbourne and decided to take a few drops – I didn’t have anything to lose as I was waiting for my chemotherapy to start so thought I may as well give it a try. I am so glad I did.