A Montana father slipped cannabis into his 2-year-old son’s feeding tube without informing the doctors. It saved the boy’s life, the father said. Mike Hyde from Missoula said that he had slipped a homemade cannabis preparation into son Cash Hyde’s feeding tube twice a day after doctors said the boy would likely die. Two weeks later,Cash age 2 hadn’t eaten for 40 days had a stage 4 brain tumor surrounding his optic nerve and was vomiting 10 times a day was weaned of all the nausea drugs, sitting up and eating again, Hyde told ABC News.
He said the doctors at the Primary Children’s Medical Center in SaltLake City, Utah, called his son’s recovery “a miracle.” But Hyde’saction, while “fascinating,” was “somewhat bothersome,” a New Yorkdoctor and professor of pediatrics told the network. Hyde said hedidn’t tell Cash’s doctors about his homemade remedy because themedical use of cannabis is illegal in Utah. But after Cash’sremarkable comeback, with no permanent organ damage, Hyde did tellthe surprised doctors what he’d done. The great news, Cash is now cancer free and back with his family.
Here are a few peer reviewed studies on cannabis and brain cancer that support the findings in Cash’s case study. As a note, the term “glioma” is a type of brain cancer.
A pilot clinical study of Delta9-tetrahydrocannabinol in patients with recurrent glioblastoma multiforme. Guzmán M, Duarte MJ, Blázquez C, Ravina J, Rosa MC, Galve-Roperh I, Sánchez C, Velasco G, González-Feria L.Br J Cancer. 2006 Jul 17;95(2):197-203. Epub 2006 Jun 27 An interesting quote from this study: “The fair safety profile of THC, together with its possible antiproliferative action on tumour cells reported here and in other studies, may set the basis for future trials aimed at evaluating the potential antitumoral activity of cannabinoids.”
Cannabinoids induce glioma stem-like cell differentiation and inhibit gliomagenesis. Aguado T, Carracedo A, Julien B, Velasco G, Milman G, Mechoulam R, Alvarez L, Guzmán M, Galve-Roperh I.J Biol Chem. 2007 Mar 2;282(9):6854-62. Epub 2007 Jan
Cannabinoids and gliomas. Velasco G, Carracedo A, Blázquez C, Lorente M, Aguado T, Haro A, Sánchez C, Galve-Roperh I, Guzmán M.Mol Neurobiol. 2007 Aug;36(1):60-7. Epub 2007 Jun 28. Review Here’s a quote of note from this study: “Of interest, cannabinoids seem to be selective antitumoral compounds, as they kill glioma cells, but not their non-transformed astroglial counterparts”