Tommy Chong Battling With Prostate Cancer

June 12, 2012 by  
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Tommy Chong, the 74-year -old Canadian- American comedian, writer, actor, musician, director, and activist has been diagnosed with cancer of the prostate.

Chong is highly renowned for his support for the legalization of Marijuana, and it is interesting to know that he is treating this condition with hemp. Chong revealed his prostate cancer status to Don Lemon on CNN on June 9, 2012.

The Marijuana activist confirmed that he has been battling with this disease for a long time, and that the stage is “a slow stage 1″.  More details on this news are provided below:

Tommy Chong is battling prostate cancer, he announced on CNN.

Chong, one-half of the Cheech and Chong duo, told Don Lemon that he was diagnosed about a month ago, but he’s had the cancer – a “slow Stage 1” – for “a long time.” The 74-year-old has been treating it with hemp oil and revealed his diagnosis to support the decriminalization of marijuana use and sales.

“I’ve got prostate cancer, and I’m treating it with hemp oil, with cannabis,” Chong said. “So [legalizing marijuana] means a lot more to me than just being able to smoke a joint without being arrested.”

Chong first noticed symptoms eight years ago when he was jailed for selling drug paraphernalia. He said he started having prostate-related problems when he was drug-free for three years. “So I know it had nothing to do with cannabis,” he said. “Cannabis is a cure.”

Chong, however, specified that he does not smoke marijuana to treat his cancer, but rather ingests the hemp oil “at night, so I won’t be woozy all day.” “I’m taking it as a medicine,” he said. Source.

Using of hemp as treatment option may not be an acceptable treatment option in most conventional medications, but it may have some useful benefits as complementary or alternative treatments.  Slow Stage 1 is a localized form prostate cancer. It can still be treated with several procedures. Among the best known options for this stage of prostate cancer include surgery, radiation therapy, and Cryotherapy. Perhaps, Mr. Chong should consider these treatments options to see if his condition can be cured.

Conclusively, many men the age of Chong has prostate cancer and many can be regarded as survivors after effective treatments.

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