Is There A Consultant Oncologist In The House?

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Well, his golf can wait.

This is an emergency

A very warm thank you to, clockwise from top left: Johnny KennanPreposterous‘, Vanessa Foran, Kenny Tynan, Olga Cronin and Neil Curran, our panel on last night’s Broadsheet on the Telly.

The show, produced by Neil, can be viewed in its entirety above.

Kenny, who has brain cancer, spoke of the latest soul-destroying skirmish with the medical establishment in his fight to obtain cannabis oil. He appealed to a consultant oncologist – any consultant oncologist – who can support his cause to contact him (broadsheet@broadsheet.ie). The film mentioned by Kenny and Johnny can be viewed below

In other news, Vanessa discussed her time at the Eighth Amendment Referendum campaign count in Dublin Castle while Olga, who spent her week at the same venue for the Disclosures Tribunal, brought us up to date on the alleged smearing of garda whistleblower Sgt Maurice McCabe.

Some unavoidable ‘salty’ language.

Vanessa’s hair by Marco Diaz (him off the telly!) at The Salon.

Previously: Broadsheet on the Telly

Dying For Medical Cannabis.

Musician and DJ Kenny Tynan’s quest for cannabis oil has taken him from Spain to Leinster House. Johnny Keenan meets Kenny and wife Maire at their home outside Athlone.

12 thoughts on “Is There A Consultant Oncologist In The House?

  1. anne

    Vanessa’s hair looks fab!

    This medical marijuana bulls*it has to stop. It’s been shown to work..you don’t have to go on a wild goose chase to find a fupping specialist who’ll stick their head about the parapet for any other fupping drug.

    It’s a fupping disgrace now. And I hate the stuff personally, but it works for people..jesus this man shouldn’t have to be put through this.

    What a joke. You’d have thought we’d have seen the end of it with Vera Twomey.

    Simon Harris needs to COP the fupp on & legalise it, properly & stop putting barriers in place for people like this man.

    1. Ron

      it’s about time people mobilised to force these skoom bags in Leinster House into action. We have been passive far too long. there should be a national strike and bring this country to its knees to force these baaaaastardes out of office.

    2. Cian

      Why should the minister for health agree to allow this if NO oncologist in the country says it’s okay?

      It’s the oncologists we need to convince.

      Can you imagine the liability against the state that could cause?

      1. SOQ

        No doctor is prepared to put their ass on the line because it is unproven science. Chicken and egg. But, common sense should prevail and if patients are so adamant that it works then let them have it.

        I was impressed by Simon Harris during the last referendum. Let’s hope he has the balls to do the right thing this time around too.

        1. Cian

          So you think the minister for health should ignore expert advice and go with a feeling?

          How would you feel if other ministers ignored expert advice and just did what they thought was sensible?

          1. Johnny Keenan

            Cian
            What’s your point.
            Kenny needs medicine that works for him. Harris can make it happen. He can make medicinal cannabis oil medicine with his pen.
            Why he has chosen not to do it is the real question.
            As you know in other civilized countries this doesn’t seem to be a problem.
            But maybe Ireland is a more caring country. Maybe American pharmas know better when it comes to pumping drugs into the country.
            Could that be it Cian? Could it huh?

          2. Cian

            Why has he not signed it? Because no oncologist will support Kenny.

            So I repeat. Should the minister for health ignore expert advice? And just go on a patient’s say so?

  2. johnny

    FYI-Cain-lots US research into this area which is so NOT mine.
    “Our findings identify a concerning discrepancy between oncologists’ self-reported knowledge base and their beliefs and practices regarding MM. Although 70% of oncologists do not feel equipped to make clinical recommendations regarding MM, the vast majority conduct discussions with patients about MM and nearly one-half do, in fact, recommend it clinically. A majority believes MM is useful for certain indications. These findings are clinically important and suggest critical gaps in research, medical education, and policy regarding MM.”
    http://ascopubs.org/doi/10.1200/JCO.2017.76.1221

    – something here from NPR (national public radio) on it.
    https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2018/05/10/610039787/when-cancer-patients-ask-about-weed-many-doctors-say-go-for-it

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