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A first for Orlando as CBD oil for brain cancer is given to a patient
Florida politics reports on a first for Orlando. Amanda Gammisch was diagnosed with Grade 3 brain cancer 11 months ago. She was rushed to hospital, in an unconscious state after she had a seizure. She has recently become the very first patient in Orlando to receive CBD oil treatment in the hope of extending her life as she fights the cancer.
Amanda 36, has been a patient of Dr. Joseph Rosado in Deltona. Dr. Rasado was the fifth doctor Amanda tried to get help from in addressing her case. He stuck with her and eventually helped her find a possible solution in CBD oil.
She has five years to live at the most
Gammisch says when people look at her, they won’t say she has a five year life expectancy and a cancer death sentence hanging over her head. She believes CBD oil will go a long way towards improving her quality of life.
Dr. Rosado also confirmed that the drug is definitely not for getting high on; it is strictly therapeutic. Rosado added that the biggest misconception out there is ‘oh these people just want to get high or stoned’. “This is a medicine. Not a psychoactive, the purpose is to restore her health and allow her body to respond to natural treatment,” said Rosado.
The only other option is chemotherapy, which could make her sicker and ruin her appetite. Her last surgery was considered successful and doctors want to wait with chemo treatment. They want her to get healthy through diet and exercise and improve her immune system to fight the disease.
CBD oil is a huge advance for her
Gammisch says the CBD oil is huge for her, as it will cross the blood-brain barrier. This barrier protects the brain and many medicines we take can’t cross to have an effect. This includes chemotherapy. She believes that the medical cannabis oil will reach the brain and attack the cancer triggering her immune system to fight the cancer as well.
There is no cure for brain cancer right now, but she hopes the CBD oil will lengthen her life and at least improve her quality of life, that is, if it doesn’t defeat the cancer all together.
It has worked for some people in the past, but everyone is different, and responds differently to medicines. There are 120 kinds of brain tumors, all with different reactions to treatment, said Amanda.
The law requires 90 days
The law in Florida requires doctors to have a 90-day relationship with a patient before they prescribe therapeutic cannabis for a disease like brain cancer. The problem is some patients might not have 90 days to wait before they start with CBD oil, she says.
Doctors give a Grade 4 cancer patient 15 months or less to live. To then ask someone to wait three months before they start a treatment is hard to swallow.
CBD oil for brain cancer
This is wonderful news for all who believe in the medicinal value of CBD oil and we all hope to see Amanda fully recovered really soon. Like her, we really hope that the CBD oil for brain cancer will prove highly effective, and that her case may be the first of many successes to follow.