— Medical Cannabis RS (@MCReformScot) September 7, 2017
A cancer patient who was given just months to live has made an incredible recovery by using cannabis oil.
Lynn Cameron, 48 from Blantyre, was given ‘six to 18 months’ to live in December 2013.
Four years later though she has been given the all clear and says it was cannabis oil that helped her survive. She is now pushing ‘for the reform of the current prohibitive laws around the use of cannabis for medication’.
— Medical Cannabis RS (@MCReformScot) September 4, 2017
Lynn, who was diagnosed with incurable brain cancer, tried cannabis oil in a desperate bid to save her life following unsuccessful sessions of chemotherapy and radiotherapy.
Speaking to The Daily Record, Lynn spoke about her diagnosis:
I took a seizure on November 30, 2013, prior to which I had been quite well.
I had a scan on December 10 at Hairmyres Hospital and it showed a mass, and I was taken straight into Southern General at that point.
I was operated on on December 16, and on December 27 I was told that I had stage four terminal brain cancer.
— Medical Cannabis RS (@MCReformScot) September 6, 2017
She also explained why she decided to try cannabis oil saying:
A good friend suggested cannabis, but I was too scared because it’s illegal. I also found it hard to believe that it would cure brain cancer so advanced.
But as the scans were showing there was no change to the mass, I eventually thought, ‘I’m going to break the mould here and try that’.
I started taking cannabis oil under my tongue, as it gets straight into the blood stream that way.
Each scan I received after that was showing an improvement. I had been told that chemotherapy and radiotherapy doesn’t make much difference, so I knew it must be the cannabis doing it.
By Lynn’s sixth MRI scan the cancer had gone and she received the all clear.
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After this Lynn revealed to her doctors that she had been using cannabis oil and they immediately dismissed it.
They told me, ‘eat whatever you like, take all the vitamins you want, it won’t work’.
But these were the people who told me my cancer was incurable, and it was gone.
The British Medical Journal hasn’t properly investigated cannabis.
Lynn is now part of a campaign group called Medical Cannabis Reform Scotland which is pushing for a change in the law.
Emily Murray is a journalist at UNILAD. She graduated from the University of Leeds with a BA in English Literature and History before studying for a Masters in Journalism at the University of Salford. Emily has previously worked for the BBC, ITV and Trinity Mirror. When Emily isn’t writing about topics including mental health and entertainment, you can find her at the cinema which is her second home.