Mykayla Comstock was diagnosed with cancer when she was just 7 years old. After fighting for leukemia for 3 years, Mykayla was declared in remission. Her family explains that cannabis oil treatment is what saved their little girl. Although the cannabis oil has been shown to kill cancer cells, the FDA refuses to approve this treatment.
Mykayla started showing symptoms 3 years ago, which included body aches, hacking cough, night sweats, fever, etc. Doctors suspected that she had strep throat so they put her on antibiotics. Unfortunately, the antibiotics didn’t help and her health started deteriorating. Her family took her to see another doctor and that doctor found a large mass in her chest that was pressing her internal organs. After undergoing tests, biopsies and spinal taps, Mykayla was diagnosed with aggressive T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
Mykayla underwent chemotherapy and her mom, wanting to treat her daughter’s chemo symptoms started giving her a gram of cannabis oil every day. She usually took it in pill form or a brownie baked with marijuana-laced butter.
Pediatric cancer patients are allowed to treat the side effects of chemo and symptoms of cancer with medical marijuana if those children the doctor’s approval and parental consent.
Although Mykayla’s father, Jesse was a bit concerned about the long-term effects of cannabis, her mother credits the plant for saving her daughter.
According to the National Institute of Health, cannabis oil has shown to have many benefits in treating cancer and side effects of cancer therapies. The FDA has approved the usage of 2 cannabinoids for treatment of chemotherapy but unfortunately, it doesn’t approve cannabis as a cancer treatment.
Whether or not the cannabis oil is responsible for this little girl’s remission, it’s a fact that the treatment eases the psychological and physical pain caused by chemo.