Tommy Chong On Battling Rectal Cancer: ‘I’m Using Cannabis Like Crazy Now’ (7:30)
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Published on June 22, 2015
Tommy Chong has been diagnosed with cancer for the second time after previously battling prostate cancer.
The “Cheech & Chong” actor told Us Weekly last week that he’s undergoing treatment for rectal cancer.
Chong, 77, was previously diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2012 and credited the use of marijuana as a saving grace in his treatment.
Tommy Chong Talks Treating Cancer with Cannabis
Published on August 29, 2014
We caught up with Tommy Chong after he entertaining a packed Walmart AMP in Fayetteville, Arkansas during the 2014 Cheech & Chong tour.
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Tommy Chong discusses his successful prostate cancer treatment using Cannabis oil suppositories:
“Is my butt high?”
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“I was diagnosed with cancer two years ago. .
I took a massive dose of hash oil, and now I’m as healthy as the day I was born.
No cancer. “
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Tommy Chong says hemp oil helped him beat cancer
May 14, 2013
Canadian actor-comedian Tommy Chong says he’s beaten prostate cancer with a treatment regimen that included hemp oil.
“I’m cancer-free,” Chong wrote in a blog post. “That’s right, I kicked cancer’s a**!”
The Edmonton-born, Calgary-raised star — one-half of the Cheech and Chong comedy duo — was diagnosed with prostate cancer last June.
He told CNN he believes he got it while serving time in a California prison in 2003-2004.
Chong, who turns 75 this month, says a doctor recommended a high frequency treatment not approved in the U.S. that would cost about $25,000 in Mexico.
“I immediately looked at alternatives,” Chong writes.
His nephew in Vancouver, a medical student, suggested a meeting with a doctor in Victoria.
“That doctor changed my diet and put me on supplements, and within a year I brought my PSA numbers down drastically and eliminated the cancer threat,” explains Chong.
“I also treated the condition with hemp oil (hash oil).”
Chong says he also had a session with Burnaby, B.C.-based healer Adam McLeod.
The longtime pot advocate concludes:
“The magic plant does cure cancer with the right diet and supplements. I feel the best I’ve felt in years.”
Tommy Chong : “I’m Cancer-Free!”
“After I came out with the news last June that a cancer doctor told me I had prostrate cancer .
I immediately looked at alternatives .
I also treated the condition with hemp oil (hash oil).
With the diet, the supplements and the hash oil .
That’s right, I kicked cancer’s ass!
So the magic plant does cure cancer with the right diet and supplements.
I’m due for another blood test, MRI, etc., but I feel the best I’ve felt in years.
And now for a celebration joint of the finest Kush. “
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Tommy Chong Discusses His Cancer Treatment
He’s keeping a positive attitude and joked it’s a “pain in the butt.”
Tommy Chong Battling Rectal Cancer
— Tommy Chong revealed earlier this week that he’s battling rectal cancer.
In an interview with ABC News, he jokingly called the diagnosis “a pain in the butt” and that he’s keeping a positive attitude.
“I know that life doesn’t end just because the body gets put in the ground,” he said. “The soul is forever, is eternal. So, I know that, and that’s the comforting thing.”
Chong, 77, said his cancer, which he described as “in stage one,” will be treated with chemo and radiation — and, unsurprisingly, marijuana, in the form of suppositories.
“I don’t tell them I smoke, we don’t talk about that. That’s a no-no,” he said of his doctors. “But as far as the treating it with the suppositories and that, they’re all for it.”
The FDA website indicates that the organization has not approved marijuana as “a safe and effective drug for any indication.” Both the FDA and the American Cancer Society support scientific research on cannabinoids, however.
“Medical decisions about pain and symptom management should be made between the patient and his or her doctor, balancing evidence of benefit and harm to the patient, the patient’s preferences and values, and any laws and regulations that may apply,” reads a statement from The American Cancer Society.
Chong explained the suppositories — which he gets from a dispensary after he visited a doctor — provide a “manageable high.” There are other benefits to using marijuana too, he noted.
“I haven’t done the radiation yet, but I’ve been told you get very fatigued, you get tired, and [experience] a loss of appetite,” he said. “Well, the pot gives you the munchies, and the munchies gives you nourishment you need for your body.
“The main thing about pot is it affects your mental state,” he continued. “Instead of moaning and groaning about what you have, you start listening to music and reading books, and you get very creative. . It takes the brain off, ‘The glass is half-empty,’ and puts it on ‘The glass is half-full.'”
To that end, Chong, who previously battled stage-one prostate cancer in 2012, said that while his wife has had trouble coming to terms with his diagnosis (“She’s the one that’s suffering,” he said), he’s staying active. The former “Dancing with the Stars” contestant says he is going to keep working throughout his treatment, and hitting the gym dance floor.
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