Hi I'm Tom Duncan. In 2006 I was diagnosed with Kidney Cancer and underwent surgery to remove the tumor and my left kidney. Then in 2008 I had my first relapse surgery in July and my second in October. both were on my right lung. Things went well until 2013 when another spot sent to the lung surgeon. Then my Doctor asked if I wanted to try IL2 treatments.
Well for those of you who don't know what IL2 are, they are for one thing, one of most poisonous drugs given to humans. I underwent a whole day of tests to see if I was healthy enough. Then I checked into the Medical Intensive Care Unit at the University Hospitals and Clinics. They give you the drug until your body tells them that you can not take anymore. Then you return after a couple of weeks and do it again. So when it come to dangerous drugs. How can you compare Cannabis to this.
I have been working to bring change to our state and federal laws on medical cannabis for the last three years. I have talked to many elected officials and worked to stimulate their thinking on medical cannabis in a positive manner.
Patient & Caregiver Stories
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