Ovarian cancer symptoms include feeling bloated and having a swollen tummy.
Joy Smith, 52, was told she had inoperable ovarian cancer in July 2016.
But, after taking cannabis oil, the cancer “was completely gone”, said Smith, talking on ITV’s This Morning.
Smith took the oil as a supplement. Six months supply cost her about £250.
“I had six weeks to live without treatment,” Smith said.
“It wasn’t curable.
“I bought these online, I take it in a little capsule. I usually buy them in 5ml syringe.
“During my [follow-up] scan – after I’d done lots of chemotherapy – the results were astounding. It was all gone.”
Cannabis oil is derived from the cannabis plant, complete with its components; tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD).
THC works by starving cancerous cells of blood supply. But, it’s also the component that’s currently illegal in the UK.
Smith said taking the cannabis oil made her giggly, but not aggressive.
Doctors were amazed at how the cannabis oil fought off the cancer, she claimed. She’s still taking the treatment, despite it being illegal.
Smith is now campaigning for the legalisation of cannabis oil for medical purposes.
Usual treatments for ovarian cancer inlcude surgery, and chemotherapy, the NHS said.
Treatments will aim to cure the cancer whenever possible.
If the cancer has spread too far to be cured, doctors aim to relieve symptoms and control the cancer for as long as possible.
Symptoms can include feeling very full quickly after eating, and needing to urinate more often than normal.
See a GP if you’re worried about the symptoms of ovarian cancer, the NHS said.