Case Reports

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Entry ID15

Medical ConditionCancer


Cancer – Childhood neuroblastoma complete remission
Medical Condition
pain, anorexia, nausea, vomiting
Neuroblastoma, endocrine
Neuroblastoma, a childhood cancer was treated with cannabis after failure of conventional therapy. Cancer disappeared after 4 years of regular cannabis use.
Patient information
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
Cannabis strain (if known)
Frequency of Usage: Time Per Day
Frequency of Usage: Days per Week