Former Playboy model choosing to treat brain cancer with illegal cannabis oil
A former Playboy model has refused chemotherapy to fight her brain cancer and says she will instead beat the disease using illegal cannabis oil. Kerri Parker, 34, had a tumour on her brain removed four years ago but was sadly told the cancer had returned by doctors in September. She has been told her best hope of beating the cancer is chemotherapy and radiotherapy but Kerri, a former lab technician, says THC oil is ‘her only chance of living’.
The former Miss UK has been told she will need 10 – 12 cycles of chemo but says she has heard ‘no one with brain cancer has managed to have the full lot’. ‘I know using cannabis means I could be put in prison but I truly believe it is the only chance I have of living right now,’ she told The Mirror.
‘I’m training for a black belt in martial arts and I’m the fittest and healthiest I’ve been so when doctors say they want me to have treatment which will make me sick, it makes no sense to me. ‘I don’t want my hair to fall out from chemo or my face burned from radiotherapy.’ Kerri runs her own model academy as well as a nutrition business and is adamant her cancer will not affect her day-to-day work saying she has heard from other people who have used cannabis oil to treat cancer symptoms. Despite the legal risks, Kerri says she is willing to give it a go.
‘I can’t imagine any judge would convict a girl for using cannabis to save her life. It’s a risk I’m ready to take,’ she said. Cannabis is currently a category B drug in the UK which means possession can land someone with a sentence of up to five years in prison, an unlimited fine or both. Dealing carries a sentence of up to 14 years in prison, an unlimited fine or both. Police can also issue a warning or an on-the-spot fine of £90 if someone is found with cannabis.
Kerri has the THC she uses imported from Spain – where it is legal. ‘Not a single person said I’d made the wrong decision. My family are in support. Mum told me from day one she doesn’t want me having chemo,’ she said.
‘She fully believes we can beat this cancer ourselves.’ Justin Stebbing, Professor of Cancer Medicine and Oncology at Imperial College London, said: ‘Patients refuse chemo for all sorts of reasons – a decision I’d respect – but to say cannabis oils could help prolong survival of brain cancer would be a push. ‘Cannabis does have painkilling effects but it doesn’t actually have any anti-cancer properties.’ On the Cancer Research UK website the charity advises: ‘There isn’t enough reliable evidence to prove cannabis can effectively treat cancer.’
Original Article By Metro UK