A mum of three who was diagnosed with inoperable stage four cancer of the mouth, nose and lower skull in June 2018 surprised doctors by treating her terminal cancer with marijuana and honey.
Sue went to the doctors after food started to come out of her nose while she was eating and she noticed she had holes in her mouth, in May last year. She was fast-tracked to see specialists at Wexham Park Hospital, Slough, for an urgent cancer referral and given an MRI scan and a biopsy. Two weeks later, in June last year, she was told she had stage 4 advanced sinonasal carcinoma involving the skull – a rare cancer of the nasal cavity
51 years old Susan Dhillon, was given a few weeks to live by her doctors unless she had chemotherapy or an incredibly risky facial surgery, but despite the tumors growing at a rate of 5% a month, she opted out from the chemotherapy treatment.
” I didn’t know what to do with myself and spent a lot of the time being very upset. I didn’t want chemotherapy. It’s not natural and I don’t believe in it. I was willing to try anything. I didn’t know what else I could do,” she said
Sue started taking a near-pure form of illegal cannabis tablets which her friend makes at home, by growing her own cannabis plants and using oil to make tablets at a price of around (£16) Ksh 1600 a day.
Five months of taking a tablet a day, doctors were shocked to discover some of the tumors had disappeared, and others had stopped growing or shrunk altogether and that she could continue taking the illegal cannabis oil drug
” I was told I could die in weeks or months. They told me it was inoperable. I was over the moon. It was the best news I could possibly have been told. I didn’t think I’d see my next birthday. The cannabis is keeping cancer at bay,” she exclaimed
Nine months since her diagnosis, a scan carried out last month showed ‘encouraging’ results that her disease was found to be ‘completely stable’ with no sign of progression. Sue is now holding out hope she will one day enter remission and is still taking a cannabis tablet every day.