Former Playboy bunny willing to risk prison as she opts to treat her cancer with cannabis after refusing chemotherapy
Kerri Parker, who belongs to Norwich, was told that her cancer had returned sometime earlier this month and her doctors kept urging her to have chemotherapy and radiotherapy
According to a recent update, a former Playboy bunny, who was previously known to have refused chemotherapy to treat her brain cancer is now using cannabis oil as a form of treatment, exactly four years after the doctors on her case removed a tumor that altered her personality, says the Daily Mail.
Kerri Parker, who belongs to Norwich, was told that her cancer had returned sometime earlier this month and her doctors kept urging her to have chemotherapy and radiotherapy.
However, the model said that she wouldn't undergo any radiation therapy because the treatment "made no sense to her", and further explained that she could not bear the thought of losing all her hair as a result of these therapies. Therefore, the former Miss UK International has decided to "put her faith" in cannabis oil instead, something that is currently illegal in the UK.
Speaking to the Sunday People, Parker said: "I know using cannabis means I could be put in prison but I truly believe it is the only chance I have of living right now. I’ve been working hard over the past few years. I’m training for a black belt in martial arts and I’m the fittest and healthiest I’ve been, so when doctors say they want me to have treatment which will make me sick, it makes no sense to me."
She added, "I don’t want my hair to fall out from chemo, or my face burned from radiotherapy. I train daily, run a model academy and a nutrition business and I don’t want having cancer to affect all of this."
Parker, who used to earlier spend time partying at Hugh Hefner's Playboy mansion in LA, was first diagnosed with brain cancer in 2013, following which she had to get a surgery and have the tumor removed. But when she was asked by doctors last month to undergo 10-12 sessions of chemo, she chose to instead go with cannabis oil, which she is getting imported from Spain.
The former Playboy bunny, who was once a body double for Megan Fox, had previously revealed how getting her tumor removed completely changed her personality in 2014. She explained in a previous interview: "It's bizarre. I used to be the heart and soul of the party and now I'm a wallflower. I've swapped my skimpy dresses for comfy trackies."
Parker grew up in Norwich and in 2003 entered herself into a modeling competition in FHM magazine and made it to the finals. She left her job to compete in national beauty pageants and was recognized by publications like lads magazine Max Power and U.S. swimwear brand Starwear. She also appeared in American FHM, Maxim and American Playboy, starred in films such as 'Lesbian Vampire Killers', 'The Bourne Ultimatum' and 'Batman: The Dark Knight'.