After reading this, be sure to read these 2 updates:
I thought I permanently disfigured my face with black salve — skin cancer update
My black salve skin cancer update and how I ticked off the surgeon.
First this note/disclaimer: “The information found here has not been approved by the FDA and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.” I'm only sharing my own story, your situation may be VERY different, and I'm not a medical professional or anywhere close. Use this information only to do more research on your own!
I Have Basal Cell Carcinoma and it isn't too scary, so don't freak out.
A diagnosis ending in “oma”, or with the word “cancer” in it, certainly isn't very comforting, but apparently basal cell carcinoma is one of the least dangerous types of cancer there is and also the most common. Even the nurse at the doc's office said that it could likely be left alone for years with no problem.
So here's what happened.
I had what I not-so-affectionately called a “zit from hell” on my chin for a couple of years or so. With my nursing background, minimal as it is, a “sore that won't heal” should've been a red flag. I just thought it wouldn't go away because I'd get impatient with the big ugly goober on my chin and kept picking at it to get the latest scab off. Other than that I didn't think much of it.
Apparently this is the type of thing you should have checked: “Any pimple doesn't heal after 3-4 wks or something hurts, itches or bleeds.”
But then one of YOU got me wondering… (See why I love you all?!)
A reader friend, Diane, commented at this post on how to get rid of warts:
“I was treating what I thought was a wart on my forearm but it would not go away completely. My hairdresser said it might be a skin cancer. I finally went to my dermatologist. I am in my 60s. He said adults do not usually get warts and that it was a squamous cell cancer. It was, indeed. He removed it. It sure looked like a wart to me!”
So I went to our family doc.
Remember, he's the one I love because while he certainly doesn't agree with all of my ‘weirdness' (like not giving our kids every vaccine on their list, not coming in for check ups every single year, etc.), he just chuckles in a friendly way and says, “OK! I just have to tell you what I think, but it's up to you what you do with it!” That's all us against-the-streamers want, right?! He's easy to talk to and it always feels like I'm chatting with a friend. Granted, we're not there much, we'll go years without seeing him, but it's good to know he's there if needed. (Here's a post with more about Dr. D and our vaccination saga, you'll love him when you read this, too. Or see this newer post: Why I love our Doc even though we Strongly Disagree.)
So he cut the sucker off for me. It hurt, but in a good way since I was so sick of that thing! He sent it to the lab, and there were still cells on the edges, so he had the dermatology surgeon's office call. I guess this guy uses some new technique that takes less skin and looks and heals better, so I have a consult set up with him soon.
But you know me…
If not having something major done is a safe option, and the nurse clearly said I have basal cell carcinoma, so it could likely be left for years with no problems, then I'll go with that. Especially since we'd have to pay $1000 toward our deductible for this outpatient surgery. AND, now that the spot has healed and you can barely see it, it's not driving me crazy. I'll still talk to him, but won't schedule anything for now.
Don't worry, though, I won't do nothing.
My friend, Jill, who is more up on holistic/natural remedies than I am, has heard that this essential oil has been used with good results on skin cancer, so I'll do some more research (how much to use, how often, etc.) and go from there. If you have any scoop or resources on that, please let me know.
I'll keep eating my healthy fats (fats from pastured animals are a good source of vitamin D) and other yummy but nutritious foods, and taking my favorite supplement for overall health, which is also good for vitamin D!
Plus I'll keep an eye on it, of course, and if it does start to come back, I'll go in and get it taken care of.
UPDATES FROM THE COMMENTS!
Readers are sharing good stuff in the comments, here are more things I'll research:
1. Susan (see comment #6) suggested vitamin C paste, so I asked her how she did it: “I just used 1 t. ascorbic acid powder and added filtered water drop by drop to make a paste, then caked that on the spot and let it dry. The dried vitamin C just flakes off when dried. I did that 3-4 x a day, for 3-4 days, until the area was too rough and painful. I would then give the area 3-4 days to heal, and do the process all over again. As I said, it took several weeks, because this BCC was a type that burrows in deep beneath the surface of the skin. I didn't realize that there were different types of BCCs until I started reading in depth about them. I decided to just persevere and keep using the C paste until I thought the BCC was completely eradicated. When I went for the biopsy, the area was still rather raw looking, but the lesion itself was gone. Be sure to read the Doctor Yourself link; it gives a bit more detail about how to follow the protocol.”
2. A couple people have suggested black skin salve: “Have you tried black salve? I have used it on very many suspicious spots and if it is cancer, moles, or warts, it works wonders!” And one more: “Another thumbs up for black salve – my dad used it to get rid of a cancer on his face. After applying it the little mole pulled itself out of his face and created a HUGE monstrous looking wound, but then healed and the skin underneath looked like a baby’s! Awesome stuff.”
3. A friend, Joanie, shared a convincing story about this cream, which I ordered. I'll keep you posted. (Update: that one didn't do anything for me.)
4. Dr. Tom Cowan explains another treatment in this article. Even Dr. Cowan says that non-melanoma skin cancers (the ones that are normally not life-threatening) are likely caused by the sun — in my case probably from sunburns when I was young.
So I have Basal Cell Carcinoma — will I avoid the sun now?
Diane said it well when I asked how hers turned out:
“Excision can be simple. My doctor talked me through it since I am a total wimp. He popped a bandage on and I have a white scar there the size of my little finger nail. I was lucky in that my squamous cell on my arm wasn't more serious. I have seen stuff on the web that looks VERY involved and I know it can spread, but if you catch it early there is no problem. I think my Vitamin D helped me out here. My dermatologist was all about covering up from the sun, but I watched the Dr. Michael Holick video (see below) and read other stuff and found out that melanomas (the dangerous kind of skin cancer) are more likely to appear on skin that has been covered up, and that sailors don't get melanoma.
Your doctor will no doubt tell you to avoid the sun, to use sunscreen, etc., but be a good girl and just don't argue with them. As Paul Jaminet says, ‘docs are good at diagnosis' and that's what you need from them (just to know what it IS). I had a basal cell removed from my nose twenty years before that. I am fair like you, and as a child in California I was in the pool or sun all the time and my nose would burn.
Also, as an interesting side note, when I was about your age (in my 40s) I had a “pimple” on my face which a dermatologist removed. I thought it was a whitehead and it was just CALCIUM. In those days we were told to take large doses of calcium. I took calcium citrate because my urologist said the other kind of calcium was “just chalk” and would give me kidney stones. I thought I'd share because I had never heard of anyone else having a “pimple” of calcium.”
Here is the Dr. Michael Holick video Diane mentioned. The sun information begins right around minute 17, and he says what most of us have known for a while: Sun is our friend since it's still the BEST way to get vitamin D, as long as you don't burn, of course. Remember that sunscreen blocks most vitamin D, so GET SUN on your skin for 20-30 minutes first and then cover up or apply safe sunscreen (not the dangerous kind from the store loaded with who-knows-what chemicals). That's what I'll continue to do when we're by water where it's easier to burn. I'd rather deal with a not-dangerous basal cell carcinoma than be susceptible to a much more serious disease from having vitamin D that's too low. And as Dr. Cowan says, the dangerous skin cancers aren't from the sun anyway.
Use common sense!
Do not read this post and assume you can do nothing about that spot on your skin. There are many different types of skin cancer and some are quite dangerous and fast-growing. Some do require treatment right away. “Any pimple that doesn't heal after 3-4 weeks or if something hurts, itches or bleeds” – that's when you should have it checked, according to the nurse.
So I'm just sayin', don't blindly do what I'm doing, I'm not a doc or anywhere close, I'm just sharing my story. Instead talk to your doc, do some research, and use common sense!
DON'T MISS THESE UPDATES:
- Read a little update in this post.
- Read this next update: I thought I permanently disfigured my face with black salve — skin cancer update.
- Lastly this: My black salve skin cancer update and how I ticked off the surgeon.
- By the way, the video above also has good info on vitamin D and its amazing effect on psoriasis at about minute 42:30.
- This article from the Vitamin D Council basically says the same thing I did in this post, but you might like more science for backup if someone is all over you about it.
Ahh. People using Black Salve – no offense, but that is crazy. You have no idea how deep the cancer is inside the skin. Just because you heal the top layer doesn’t mean its not spreading to your organs below. Absolutely crazy. I guess this is why most doctors get annoyed with people Googling. They end up doing terrible things like this without much / any research.
Anyways I came here to post that there is a study out showing that topical Vitamin D actually kills / inhibits Basal Cell Carcinomas and possibly Squamous. I would NOT translate this into a silly theory that you can treat your own BCC with Vitamin D and not bother with the doctor. The lesson you should take away from this is simple: Get some topical vitamin D lotion, and apply it to your most sun-exposed areas daily. It will not only raise your internal vitamin D levels, but it will also act to kill / prevent any future cancers from forming on your skin.
Here is the study: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3088781/
Genevieve Garnier says
I had two melanomas – freckles that changed, then would not heal. I went the black salve route. Very happy with the outcome, though it was painful. May have a tiny scar, but what the hey! It was melanoma.
I thought melanomas were more serious though?! I’d get checked out if I were you, just to be sure there isn’t more going on.
Hey i had skin cancer myself at the ripe old age of 38. Mine was basal but it was a keratoacanthoma. This one grows extremely rapidly. By the time i was diagnosed it was already the size of a dime. By the time i was scheduled to get it removed it had grown to the size of a nickel. I needed extensive surgery and it still looks pretty obvious. I try if possible to avoid the sun and whenever i can i leave any activities until the late evening. I dont know about this black salve thing. It might get rid of it superficially but underneath some cells may remain. I have to go for a checkup since ive been getting some itchiness then some small spots on my side of nostril and i fear it might be a early sign of even more. This has financially ruined me and has had a big toll on me emotionally and physically.
Yours sounds very different than mine & more severe so I’m glad you went to the doctor.
For Coqui, I totally understand what you have been through and horribly difficult it is. I’m going into the hospital for round 2 of my basic cell. I am in that 2 to 5% recurrence group. Lucky me. Have to have Mohs surgery again. It’s horrible. I have to have the flap for 3 weeks and that’s the worst. After that comes off, I ‘ll have radiation, plastic surgery done and other procedures. I am so not looking forward to it, but I don’t want the cancer more. And while I get for some people it may be less of a big deal, its still is a very big deal! Continued luck to you that it never returns.
I’ve been checking in regularly, anxiously awaiting to see if the black salve has worked for you! I am hoping to use it as well if you have had good results!
Oh have I ever got a good update for you soon!!!
(Sorry to tease, but don’t want to say anything just yet.)
I use essential oils. I did some research and found that the following oils – individually – have cured BCC:
Frankincense, sandalwood, purification (a blend by Young Living), and thyme. Many then used lavender on the scab to prevent scarring. I love essential oils! I am a retired and reformed RN, too. PLEASE try any of these first!
Thanks for sharing this! I think you’re making wise decisions about this. I feel confident you will stay well.
Just an FYI on Frankincense EO. Young Living is the company that is making the claims about it beging good for cancer. However, the only testing they have done, is in a petri dish with bladder cancer cells.
What we do know from history that whole frankincense, infused in oil, had the properties to deal with cancer.
When the resin is distilled to make EO, those properties do not make it into the oil.
Hi, this was forwarded to me by Tina Bradley. I had the same thing you had about 4 years ago. I did have it removed… and they needed to go in and do more removal- I opted out. My inner wisdom informed me this was not the path for me. I had undergone some traumatic events in my personal life the previous few months, finances were challenged so I dropped my green pastures cod liver oil. I later learned of german new medicine(mad wicked awesome!) added back my clo- addressed my emotional issues and have had a shinning face since. I too immensely enjoy the sun- did then and still do! Do check out calmhealthworks.com and heartmath has a excellent webinar on skin and stress. And be sure to take your clo. I had rubbed it on my spot. Another showed up later- but with German N.M. I learned my issues and it went away. Have fun!!! NO MORE FEAR!!!
In my early-mid 30s I had a small skin-colored pearly pimple on the side of my left nostril, except it never behaved like a pimple, so I kept an eye on if for several years, and it never really changed enough to get it looked at. Then when I was pregnant at age 36 it suddenly changed in the last trimester with the increased vascularization of pregnancy – the pimple-sized nodule became a little bigger and redder, and broke open and bled profusely and repeatedly from even minor abrasion, like drying my face on a towel after showering. So very soon after my son was born, it was biopsied – lab results indicated it was a basal cell carcinoma. MOHS surgery was recommended to remove the remaining margins, with plastic surgery for the repair.
I did the MOHS surgery and plastic surgery with a small skin graft (donor skin patch came from from the side of my cheek near my ear) the day after because my skin was still young and too taut for an upper lip area skip flap repair. The skin graft healing process takes a while (a few months for the wound to heal from the inside out, and up to a year for the scar to fully heal/fill in). In my case, a year later the surgery on the areas was barely visible without closer inspection. I have no regrets about doing the surgical removal, and I’m glad I did it right away. Delaying probably wouldn’t have been a serious risk to my health, but the repair might have become larger or more complicated (that’s the main reason I wouldn’t delay treatment of a diagnosed BCC, esp in an area of thin or delicate skin). BCC might not kill very often, but it can maim – I tend to want to keep my nose, lips, and eyelids, you know?
A former graduate student of my husband’s had become a dermatologist and we spoke not long after the MOHS surgery and skin graft repair; he mentioned that there was a 50% chance of another basal cell cancer showing up on my nose within 5 years. He said there wasn’t much I could do about preventing those BCCs because the mutations would have formed from sunburns when I was much younger, but avoiding sun exposure now could avoid new mutations that could become future BCCs decades into the future.
I now live in sunny So Cal, so I took that advice to heart and became über-strict about avoiding the sun, covering up, and slathering up with high SPF whenever I did go out. In hindsight, it was like living in a cave for a few years. I think the lack of sunshine was a bit depressing. I began to have trouble sleeping (my circadian rhythm became disrupted), and my Vit D level plummeted year round. I got a lot of colds, and generally wasn’t feeling in top form. Because I was out of the sun, so was my growing son…
In the mid 2000s I stumbled onto the latest research coming from nearby UCSD linking chronically Vitamin D levels with increased risk of cancer and other diseases/illnesses, and realized I actually could be increasing my risk of serious disease with my extreme sun avoidance habits, just to protect against a possible minor basal cell cancer. My BCC risk was probably the result of numerous teenage sunburns in my hometown area in the Northeast when I was futilely trying to get my Irish-German skin to tan as brown as my Italian-American friends skin. I used to joke that instead of tanning, I rusted! But as a mature adult, I didn’t have to play the risky sunburn/suntan competition game anymore to get enough sun exposure to maintain healthy Vitamin D levels without burning!
So now I don’t avoid the sun like the plague – I prudently expose my skin to midday sun (low angle early morning and late day sun, esp from mid-fall to mid-spring, don’t have enough of the UVB rays needed to trigger skin synthesis of Vit D, even in “sunny” mild climate San Diego). I try to do this on a regular basis while also taking precautions not to burn – for at least half of the year I maintain a very light tan for some modest sun protection (that’s about the limit of my tanning ability anyway); I don’t push the limit of the amount of midday time my skin is exposed; and I cover cover up or get into shade long before I reach the point of burning. I also rarely slather up with high SPF sunscreen anymore, except occasionally on high-risk prominently exposed areas like my nose, backs of hands and forearms, and top of feet, particularly when prolonged sun exposure is unavoidable at social events or for other reasons, like easing into the warmer season/stronger sun rays. I’d rather not constantly rely on questionable chemical protection that overrides my own skin’s built-in feedback system. High SPF sunscreens do allow longer sun exposure by filtering/blocking the burning UVB rays, but even broad spectrum sunscreens that provide some UVA protection still don’t protect very well from UVA , esp after several hours when they break down from the sun’s rays. UVA damage occurs far deeper and more insidiously than the fairly superficial but obvious and painful burns from UVB, and therefore could actually be far more dangerous than UVB burns.
I get my Vit D level checked at the lab at least twice a year (ideally late summer or early fall to see if I have ample Vit D stores to get through winter, and again in late winter or early spring to see if I have used up my supply and need additional Vitamin D3 supplementation before it’s warm enough to get my Vit D from the sun again).
Commenter via Facebook says
Good luck 🙂 I wish I could help you like you’ve helped me but all I can do is pray.
Shannon @ All Things Health says
I will add that I know that Young Living products are expensive, but you get what you pay for. I will buy the products for anyone at the wholesale price, plus shipping and tax. That is 24% off the retail prices you see on the website. 🙂
Commenter via Facebook says
Also look into a salve called Curaderm!
Kathy's Kitchen, Health, & Nutrition says
I agree with you. I’ve had several basal cell cancers surgically removed from my face quite awhile ago and several squamous cell lesions from my body. I presently have more bccs, one on my upper lip that has stayed small for many years. I’ve used various salves/creams and cannot get rid of it on my own but it doesn’t particularly worry me. My ND told me about PDQ herbal cream (https://www.pdqherbals.com/) and using it has gotten rid of a few of my problem spots, but now I have one too close to my inner eye and my ND said not to use the cream on that one (too close to my eye) so I guess soon I’ll be paying the high cost of removal in a dermatologist’s office. I ‘m all for sunshine and healthy Vit. D, but I limit my time in the sun and always cover my face, but I’ve also been allergic to some sunscreens and refuse to use them. Thanks for sharing your story!
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You’re very welcome 🙂
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Pure Frankincense can help your body heal itself. Do your research. Young Living has a Frankincense farm and distillery, so we know where the oil is coming from. Other essential oils are bought from middle men and can be diluted or altered.
Commenter via Facebook says
My Mum cured hers naturally within 3 months, they wanted to remove pretty much the back of her hand. Her Dr had been documenting/studying for years with another specialist on the natural product she used. They know it cures those types of topical cancers, they said they had to first figure out a universal dosage to suit different people and types of topical cancers before it could legally be administered here in Australia. They included her results in their study. She overseas for another week or so but when she gets back I’ll get her to contact you xx
Commenter via Facebook says
I heard something about cannabinoids or cannabis oil getting rid of skin cancers when put on topically. It’s worth a try, and since it’s topical, it can’t hurt.
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That’s good that you aren’t avoiding the sun. You need the vitamin D to fight it. I know you will get better Kelly…hang in there!
Commenter via Facebook says
I just used frankincense on my basal cell. The product shown on amazon can’t possibly be a pure oil for $8.95 though.
I would skip Eden’s Garden brand for essential oils; they have had a lot of trouble with oils testing as something else or bottles labeled incorrectly. The owner is working on correcting it, but as of now most of it hasn’t been done. If you don’t want to deal with a direct sales company, I would recommend Plant Therapy or Native American Nutritionals. Some of the studies are using essential oils and some are using extracts (parts not found in EOs), so you could try the herb or extract in capsules as well. Hope this helps. Glad you are doing well.
I have a scar on the left side of my face where they removed the “tiny” mole-like thing that turned out to be basal cell carcinoma. I wasn’t aware of any natural treatments at the time but this is great information just in case it happens again (which they said is likely). Thanks to you and your readers for all the information.
P.S. I don’t avoid the sun either 🙂
Leah G says
what about painting iodine on it? not the store strength but the concentrate. there is tons of info on the web.
Kelly Lockeman says
This has been SO helpful! I just has a small mole excised from my back after a biopsy came back showing the margins as precancerous. I went ahead and did it because I have a family history of melanoma, but I had some second thoughts. It was an expensive process, and I have been doing some reading and found some research studies showing evidence that biopsies are not always accurate (too many false positives), and physicians tend to err on the side of caution. I have to have a skin screening every 6 months now, but you can bet that I will be asking a lot more questions and trying some alternative treatment methods the next time this happens!
I stand with the essential oil, Frankincense. It is incredibly potent and powerful, and I have used it with great success for different issues. I commend you on living your truth, Kelly. 🙂
Shannon @ All Things Health says
Please, please, please get a quality essential oil! Dr. H K Lin, from the University of Oklahoma, has done the research on Frankincense and basil cell carcinoma and he has only found the favorable results with Young Living brand. He is currently in Asia on a speaking tour about his findings. Here is the document – https://www.oapublishinglondon.com/article/656
And the type of Frankincense that he tested was Sacred Frankincense, it is not the same as regular frankincense (Boswellia carteri), the botanical name is Boswellia sacra.
Many essential oils contain petroleum products that will harm you. I used to break out in a rash when using Lavender oil of various brands, but not so with Young Living. I know of a lawsuit currently, where a woman heard that lavender was good for burns, but she didn’t use a quality brand. She actually injured herself, doing more harm.
If you want to know more information, let me know.
Here in Montana, Black Salve is THE remedy. Glad you had a good outcome! Stay on top of it.
Have you read “Cancer: Step Outside the Box”? by Ty Bollinger. Lots of good stuff in there! A gold mine.
Linnea Lahlum says
Does anyone know what to do about melasma? It’s also called “mask of pregnancy”. It’s pigmented areas that show up on the cheeks toward the ears. I had it mildly while pregnant, then it faded. Now I’m menopausal and it’s back big time! I look like I am literally 2 shades darker on my cheeks and jawline. It fades a bit during the summer. It’s not raised like a carcinoma: more like a lot of freckles that have grown together. A dermatologist gave me a bleaching cream, but it did nothing, and stinks awfully (like sulfur). I checked the labels on other OTC bleaching creams, and they all have the same ingredient (hydroquinone). I can cover it somewhat with makeup, but I don’t want to wear makeup every day. I can’t stay out of the sun: I work outdoors several days a week, plus garden. Please, if you know something that works, tell me!
Linnea Lahlum says
Sorry, make a mistake, I meant to say it fades during the winter. It’s worst during the summer.
Leah G says
It was my understanding it is caused by hormones. I think its progesterone. That is why women on birth control get it as well as pregnant women and women with hormonal imbalances. I seem to recall it is linked to adrenal fatigue.
Sue S says
Murad makes a gel for dark spot removal that has the highest amount of hydroquinone (2%) that you can get without a Rx. It. Works. Wonders. I had the pregnancy mask not only at the cheek area by the ears but also around my upper lip area – it looked as if I had a 5 o’clock shadow, not attractive at all. I began using that with little expectation for it to actually work and it did. I was skeptical because it is pricey ($60/bottle) but the bottle goes a long way AND once it cured my pregnancy mask I decided to use it on my chest area where I had some uneven skin tone and it also cured that! I have sense bought another bottle and started using it on my arms! highly recommend it. You can get it online from sephora, skinstore, or murad.com
Ron B says
My wife and I have used Black Salve several times in the past 15 years and we personally know others that have used it with great success. When we have any abnormality on our skin, we treat it with Black Slave and it takes care of it. The first time I used Black Salve it worked. I also wanted to know what it would do if put on healthy skin. So I applied it to a very normal looking area of my skin and it did absolutely nothing. If it does nothing, nothing is wrong with that area. If you apply it to an area that you are certain has a problem and nothing happens you might have a poor quality Black Salve. According to Greg Caton, Black Salve needs to contain zinc chloride in order to work properly. All Black Salve we have ever used contained zinc chloride and it has worked every time on any abnormal spot.
The following link is to an article by Mike Adams about the Greg Caton Story.
In the article linked above, Mike Adams says “the FDA isn’t at all interested in whether Cansema [Black Salve] actually works.” I disagree with that part only. I say the FDA wants to get rid of Greg Caton because his product DOES WORK and has the potential to take millions in profit away from the drug companies, which is what the FDA is really interested in – protecting the drug companies.
If you or anyone else decides to use Black Salve, do your home work first. Know what to expect. It will look much worse before it looks better and there is likely to be pain.
Here is a link to Greg Caton’s website.
Michele Z says
Black salve all the way! =)
Years ago my mother had a sore on the side of her face that wouldn’t heal and she used Tea Tree Oil on it a few times a day. You could tell it was working and within a month it was gone. The oil was from the Melaleuca Company.
My father had basal cell carcinoma for 35 years, died at 86.
I recall reading a protocol a few years back in the Weston A. Price “Wise Traditions”quarterly publication. It had something to do with herbs. I would think it could be found in the archives if someone is interested. I thought to myself, at least there is something that can be done about cancer, rather than the Western medicine treatment. I love seeing people’s experiences with this and how they handled it. Thank you for sharing!
I read that Frankincense essential oil is excellent for eliminating cancerous spots. Haven’t tried it but I’m curious about it. I’m going on for two spots on my back next week — hubby insists! 🙂 Ha! Wish I could see them and treat them myself but — oh well.
Thank you for posting about your experience. After finding a suspicious brown spot on the tip of my nose (and remembering my grandmother’s long battle with skin cancer), I decided to search “natural skin cancer treatment’ before running off to the dermatologist to have the tip of my nose wacked off. I ran across an article on Dr Mercola’s website describing the benefits of eggplant extract for skin cancer. I didn’t have time to do any further research, and the spot has since fallen off. Maybe it was a scab…
Diane Sperber says
It’s been years since I dealt with a small pimple like sore on my cheek. I knew it was not normal as it would not heal. Two doctors and dermatologist thought it was basal cell carcinoma. I was planning to get it removed twice but changed my mind the first time and the second time the doctor had to cancel for personal reasons.
So I took the dive and ordered the black salve. It was scaring since it was on my face but the salve did work. It would have helped to have had more support from a doctor that I was doing the right thing. You could tell it was working there was dull pain and tingling in the area. I Can’t remember all the details. It did leave a small white scar that is getting less noticeable with time.
However I did go back to the dermatologist and she checked it out. She was not too impress with me using the black salve. But it is my understanding that the scar would have been worse had she removed it. To be honest the Topical Vitamin C treatment sounds much better. The Black Salve is well ‘black’.
We actually are causing ourselves more harm than good by avoiding the sun. It is the lack of vitamin D that is the real culprit. Like all things it is balance. I had acne as an adolescent and fell asleep under a sunlamp too many times. Burning is what damages the skin. When the skin tans slowly and naturally it is good.
A friend of ours used green pastures fermented CLO on her skin cancer and it cleared up beautifully…but she also eats a real food diet, no GMOs, no sugar etc.
Use thyme essential oil directly and undiluted on the spot. Here is someone’s experience:
“I learned that Thyme essential oil is the recommended oil for basal cell skin cancer. I told my husband to start using it. He started applying the oil each morning and evening on the side of his face directly on the cancer spots. He told me he used the oil full strength and that it was very HOT. (I would recommend that the oil be diluted with an organic vegetable oil.) It took 3 to 4 days before scabs appeared and by the end of the week the scabs had fallen off. Now he is applying lavender oil diluted 50:50 with organic grape seed oil to replenish the skin. He no longer has any signs of cancer on his face!” Sheryl Hawkinson
Just make sure the oil is 100% pure, nothing added, and that it is grown, harvested, and processed correctly. I can make a recommendation if you would like.
Could you please tell me where you purchased your oils
Pat, she mentioned Young Living, but you have to be a member to get those, I like these just as well and they’re very affordable: https://kellythekitchenkop.com/Amazon-essential-oil.
I had a suspicious spot on my temple for over a year. It looked like a Basal Cell Carcinoma to me, and my functional med doc agreed, saying she was certain it was BCC, but I would have to get a biopsy to confirm.
Instead, I began treating the spot with topical vitamin c paste, and the spot reacted exactly as described; became black, scabbed over, and fell off. Unfortunately, though, this was a BCC that had taken root; each time it looked like the bump was gone, I could feel more underneath, so I continued the procedure until I couldn’t feel anything, and THEN I went in for the biopsy, which was–Negative! The only mark left is a pale pink patch from the shave biopsy. If I had not had the biopsy, there would not even be a scar.
The topical ascorbic acid treatment, though time consuming, is highly effective and safe; I will use the same protocol again if I find other suspicious skin lesions. What is fascinating about using vitamin C for treating BCCs is that if the lesion is not cancerous, there will be no changes. The C only kills the cancer cells; it leaves healthy cells unchanged.
Learn more about the protocol here:
Sue H. says
I was just reading these articles recently so wanted to share them with you:
and I thought this was interesting too: https://www.vitamindcouncil.org/vitamin-d-news/new-study-skin-cancer-protects-against-heart-attack-and-death/
Lori Alexander says
Have you tried black salve? I have used it on very many suspicious spots and if it is cancer, moles, or warts, it works wonders! I wrote a post all about it here ~
Another thumbs up for black salve – my dad used it to get rid of a cancer on his face. After applying it the little mole pulled itself out of his face and created a HUGE monstrous looking wound, but then healed and the skin underneath looked like a baby’s! Awesome stuff.
thanks for this idea
Melissa @ Dyno-mom says
Wow. That is a lot to absorb. I am glad that you found the right path for you. We had a friend with the same type of cancer and he is great today. I’m sure you will be, too.
Cherie Norquay says
Love your spirit and honesty. I recently had a photo shoot and the make-up artist noticed an age spot (that is what I think it is) on the hair line of my face. I plan to treat it with carrot essential oil and frankincense essential oil as well as improving an already pretty darn good diet. I am also going gluten free based on the recommendations of the “Wheat Belly” book.