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THC / CBD oil combination in conjunction with Chemo Carboplatin & Etoposide for small cell lung cancer


Hi Everyone , i am new here and Just throwing this out into the universe - and with the help of God someone will be able to advise on their experience of using THC in conjunction with Chemo.Desperate for my Dad. I am not concerned with the legality of the oils.

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One reason mainstream doctors don’t prescribe this is that there is no study evidence to establish what a therapeutic dose might be. Also it is not yet possible to check that the strength of the product you purchase or make is consistent from batch to batch.

in reply to Denzie

Hi Denzie i understand the weight of regulations Doctors have to conform to - and i appreciate they do the best they can with the tools provided to them. I also agree and consider the fact the concentrate etc is not regulated and it is a worry with the oils.

It might also be worth posting on the American Inspire Website which has people from all around the world posting, saying what they do and asking for advice? I have seen posts there about CBD oil etc. I think there is also a Facebook page which specialises in it. Wishing you all the best x

in reply to Bow-19

Thank you Bow- i will try that . Thanks for your help :)


Dear Ella-M

Welcome to the forum and sorry to hear about your Dad.

This link below details early research into the use of cannabis (within a lab setting)

Early research has shown mixed results and as you probably know clinical trials are needed before any license or recommendations are available, impacting this would be the legal and ethical issues of cannabis for a trial to be approved.

The worldwide cancer research have provided some information on cannabis and cancer :

Both Cancer Research UK and Macmillan UK have good information on the use of cannabis :

Cancer research UK have provided some hope of a new trial investigating cancer-fighting properties of chemical related to cannabis:

If you wish to discuss anything you can call us on our free nurse led helpline number on 0800 358 7200

All the very best

The Roy Castle Support Team

Thank You Guys - i will continue my search for information.

Hi Ella,

I heard some patients talking about this at the hospital yesterday. It may have different benefits for different people, or no benefit for some. Once man said that it gave him an appetite and he feels he has stopped losing as much weight, so for him it works.

I have no personal experience of it though.

I hope your dad responds well to treatment.


I found this information in a news article,

Doctors in England, Wales and Scotland have been able to prescribe cannabis-derived medicine from November 1, 2018.

But the treatments can only be prescribed by specialist doctors where other medicines have failed - GPs are not allowed to prescribe it.

New NHS guidelines dictate it should be prescribed only when there is published evidence of its benefit and other treatments have been exhausted.

Home secretary Sajid Javid announced the measure after a number of high-profile cases where children were denied access to cannabis oil to control epileptic seizures."

Mr Javid stressed that the 2018 regulations would "continue to prohibit the smoking of cannabis, including of cannabis-based product for medicinal use in humans."

Home Office officials are still in talks with Northern Ireland's Department of Health over the changes.

in reply to Paulparro

Thanks Paul - Northern Ireland will lag behind no doubt -as we don't have an acting government who function long enough to express the interest of the people it is supposed to represent. We can hope!

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