Last Modified on Jul 22, 2014
Although basal cell carcinoma is considered “non-life threatening” by the medical industry, any type of cancer poses a significant threat to your health and well-being. If you have been diagnosed with any type of cancer you should look for holistic treatment options that effectively manage your symptoms as well as your condition and include necessary medical supervision. Some natural remedies for BCC include apple cider vinegar, hydrogen peroxide, and baking soda.
What Is a Basal Cell Carcinoma?
Basal cell carcinoma is a fairly common form of skin cancer. This type of cancer begins in your basal cells – the cells within the skin that generate new skin cells as the old ones die. The condition most commonly manifests as a waxy bump on your skin; however, it can take other forms. The condition also commonly bleeds repeatedly and scabs over.
What Causes This Type of Skin Cancer?
Basal cell carcinoma often occurs on the head and neck as it is most common on areas that are frequently exposed to the sun. The underlying cause, however, is a mutation in your basal cells, causing them to multiply rapidly and continue growing rather than dying and falling off like normal. Risk factors that contribute to the condition include chronic sun exposure, radiation, fair skin, personal or family history of skin cancer, exposure to arsenic, and a regimen of immune-suppressing drugs.
Do I Need Medical Treatment?
While basal cell carcinoma is a relatively mild form of skin cancer that is unlikely to metastasize or cause secondary health concerns, medical supervision is advised for any type of cancer. A qualified professional can help you determine the severity of your condition and suggest an appropriate course of treatment.
Can I Treat Skin Cancer Naturally?
Fortunately, basal cell carcinoma is a cancer that can respond relatively well to natural remedies. Treatment options such as apple cider vinegar, hydrogen peroxide, and baking soda help eradicate the cancerous cells while options such as vitamin E and vitamin C help to heal the damaged skin.
1. Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is nutrient rich, containing potassium and a variety of beneficial enzymes. These nutrients help your body regenerate soft tissue. ACV also aids in alkalizing the body, so your system is capable of naturally fighting cancer. You can effectively implement this treatment as both a topical application and oral supplement. Swab the affected area with ACV daily, or for more intensive treatment, soak a cotton pad with ACV and leave it on the affected area until dry. In addition to this, drink a tonic of 1-2 tablespoons of ACV diluted in 8 ounces of distilled water at least once a day.
2. Hydrogen Peroxide
You can use hydrogen peroxide to treat cancer via oxygenation. Peroxide naturally breaks down into its component parts – one being oxygen. This additional oxygen creates an environment unsuitable for the cancer cells, so the cells naturally die off. To apply this treatment, soak a cotton swab in hydrogen peroxide and rub the cancerous growth with it until the area is saturated and turns white. (It will sting.) After this application, place a hydrogen peroxide soaked cotton pad over the area and allow it to dry. Apply this treatment once a day.
3. Baking Soda
Baking soda treats cancer by alkalizing your body. This change in pH helps reverse the growth of cancerous cells and heals your body. To implement this treatment, mix baking soda with either water or coconut oil to form a paste. Apply the paste to the affected area and allow it to dry. Complete this treatment at least 1-2 times daily.
In addition to eliminating cancer cells, you will also need to support new cell growth. You can do this using vitamin E or C and aloe. Continue reading below for more details and recommendations from our contributors!
Table of Contents
- QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Hydrogen Peroxide
- Baking Soda, Castor Oil, Hydrogen Peroxide
- Baking Soda, Hydrogen Peroxide
- Basal Cell Carcinoma Remedies
- Basal Cell Epithelium Remedies
- Eggplant, Apple Cider Vinegar
- General Feedback
- Hydrogen Peroxide
- Milk Thistle
- Preventing BCC
- Remedies Needed
- Vitamin C
[YEA] 04/29/2013: Notations from Saint Paul, Mn: "Six months ago my doctor observed an approximate, dime-sized spot on my scalp as basal cell carcinoma. He referred me to a dermatologist and descibed the curettage procedure - which did not put me in a dancing mood....
After procrastinating for a few months (typical) I decided I had better address the issue.
I've used Raw Organic Apple Cider Vinegar for years for a variety of reasons and looked on Earth Clinic for a possible natural benefit to basal cell. I saw one post for Apple Cider on the basal cell carcinoma page. I followed the instructions on this post and my basal cell reacted identically to the treatment prescribed in the above post. Joy...
The only thing I did differently is, occasionally, I secured an apple cider vinegar-moistened gauze pad across the basal cell and secured it with 3M Micro-Pore tape. I slept with this a couple of nights along with applying the apple cider with a dropper several times during the day. It was an easy process.
The healing started about the third day. It turned bright red and then a scab began to form. When the effect of the apple cider vinegar starts working, there is no doubt. You can feel it "reaching out" across the area - something like tentacles following the basal cell. It was similar to a low grade headache - which I was delighted to have as I could tell the apple cider was working.
I'm on the very end of my second treatment to remove a tiny bit of what was almost completely removed during my first treatment! It's all but gone I.E., down to a pinhead-sized scab.
The resulting healed skin is a bit pink but it is fading. I used only Raw Organic Apple Cider and generic 3% Hydrogen Peroxide. I estimate this saved me around $2000 in clinic costs.
I took a series of photos I could possibly share, but I'd like this final phase to complete which should be in the next couple of days. The scab that forms is not like a typical scratch that heals. It's very hard and takes time to complete healing to the point the scab falls off naturally.
Total treatment time was about five weeks. Total cost: Less than $10"Replies
04/30/2013: Patti from Owensboro, Ky replies: "I will be very interested to see the pics. I have been using Hemp Oil on my basal/actinic keratosis. This is my second round of AK and first time for basal. Seems to be helping, though not like you are saying. Sounds a lot like the topical chemo I did the first time. Good luck!"
05/14/2013: Nadine from Anchorage, Ak replies: "Could someone please give me the procedure for using Apple Cider Vinegar and Peroxide treatment for basil cell carcinoma. Thank You."
06/19/2014: Virnie from Philippines replies: "Hi, I'm wondering if it is safe to use the baking soda, apple cider vinegar and hydrogen peroxide in bcc if it is located near the eye area?"
[YEA] 04/09/2009: Mike from Durham, NC: "I have had basal cell 4 times. I had surgical removal for two. That was the pits I assure you and left scars and was expensive. So the next time, I simply applied applecider vinegar full strength about 5 times per day until the basal cell spot scabbed over pretty good. For me, it took about 5 weeks. I simply dabbed some on the basal cell with my finger by wetting my finger tips and then dabbing some of the applecider vinegar liberally and directly to the basal cell site. It might sting just a little tiny bit. Leave it alone and let it dry naturally. Do the applecider vinegar about 5 times per day until the basal cell will scab over pretty good. It will start to appear as a whitish grainy looking scab and will be hard to the touch. The spot might just turn a purplish and not scab and that is OK also. It will not hurt. Then I left it alone for about two weeks and then I started to apply 3 percent hydrogen peroxide to the scab about 5 times per day at first and then decreased down to once a day until the scar was gone. I simply applied the peroxide with my fingers liberally to be sure the scab was totally wet. And they are gone and have not returned in over a year. The basal cell is totally healed and not noticeable at all."Replies
04/22/2009: Beth from West Palm Beach, FL replies: "How did you know that the Basil Cell was all gone? Did you have another biopsy done?
I have a already had stage 3 melanoma and have had many Basil cells cut out. I now have a big spot just above my ankle that has to be removed. I am going to a plastic surgeon to have this removed because of the size. I am planning on using the cider vinegar for the next couple weeks prior to having it done in hopes that is becomes smaller so they won't have to take out as much and leave such a big scar.
Please if you can respond to this email that would be great!!
11/06/2009: Eve K from Houston, Tx replies: "I would have never known I had a BCC unless my dermatologist pointed it out... the removal was completely painless on par with having teeth cleaned..
Point of story, don't completely blow off Western Med, my experience is that most doctors are trying to help..."
12/22/2010: Teresa from Sacramento, California replies: "I have had 15 surgeries on my face for basal cell cancer, 7 have been MOHS. My father doesn't have a scarless spot on his face. Yes, western medicine has it's good points, but I'm afraid of looking like a plastic surgery disaster. I've used Efedex and Aldara, had freezing done, etc. But these have only driven the cancer into the deeper layers of my skin (per Derm. ) I too, would like to know if all these claims of healing have been verified by biopsy or the Derm."
01/25/2011: Tom from Regina, Sk replies: "Teresa:
Have you tried yet a skin cream, comes in a 20ml tube, that was first mentioned back in the mid-1990's by Dr. David Williams? Its active ingredient , a plant molecule glycoalkaloid, was isolated from a natural weed plant in Oz. This molecule is also found in eggplant. In the cream this active compound is called BEC-5, and it's so potent it's in it at 0.005%. It sailed through its clinical trials to approval, and is in fact now an Rx only medicine in many countries, but not USA (yet).
It treats BCC, SCC, actinic keratosis and keratoacanthomas, but not melanoma and does not leave a cratered scar as bloodroot sometimes can do.
You can find vids of this on U-Tube and Google video.
There is at least one USA website, in SanDiego (area code 858) that sells it online. It isn't cheap, about $120/tube."
05/28/2012: Cathy from Melbourne Beach, Florida, Usa replies: "As a lifelong Florida resident I have dealt with my fair share of Basal and Squamous Cell Skin Cancers. I went the traditional route with surgical removal by a dermatologist and have the unsightly scars to show for it. On one visit my dermatologist pointed out a Basal Cell growth on the tip of my nose. I was horrified. I know what the scars looked like and there was no way I was willing to have the tip of my nose cut off. I did my research and found a book written by Dr. I Williams and Linda Comac called the Skin Cancer Answer, The Natural Treatment for Basal and Squamous Cell Carcinomas and Keratoses. In the book they reference an over the counter cream, from Australia. This cream is made from plant based glycoalkaloids. I found the cream offered by a company in New Jersey. Needless to say I ordered a tube (34.95 plus 5.95 shipping) and used it as directed. I applied twice a day and covered with a Band-Aid. I did this faithfully for 30 days. The basal cell carcinoma on the tip of my nose scabbed up and fell off, leaving healthy pink skin behind. I returned to my dermatologist. He inspected the site, scratched his head and proclaimed me basal cell free. It's interesting to note that Australia is the skin cancer capital of the world where this cream was developed from a common weed. (Solanum extract) It's good stuff and Australia has done the clinical trials to prove it."
06/01/2014: Andrea from Australia replies: "Re: Cream Removed Basal Cell Carcinoma. Hi there, loved your story, just wondering if you have a brand & cream name for the cream you bought, thanks :-)"
06/05/2014: Corinne from Chicago, IL replies: "Hello,
Yes, do you have a brand name of the product you ordered from Australia? thank you so much. =)"
06/05/2014: Robert Henry from Ten Mile, Tn. replies: "HI U CORRINE, , , , , , what I think your are looking for is Curadurm which is made from egg plant. It has worked for me. The fellow who developed this ointment had to leave Australia because these folks are like our FDA, they don't like success. Google the name and you will get what you seek.
======OLE ROBERT HENRY========"
[YEA] 02/04/2014: Doinitmyself from Wisconsin, Usa: "I was Dx BCC August 2013 via biopsy of pearly bump on upper forehead. Dermo DR recc. Mohs surgery ASAP. The biopsy removed half of the bump, I still had a small bump remaining after biopsy scar cured. I said 'wait, I'm going backpacking for 2 weeks - not a good time to be out in the woods with stitches. And 2 - what's the cost as I have a $5k deductible' (he said that I would probably use it up). After my trip, I found EC and read all the info. Decided on peroxide (std 3%) applied 2x daily with strong scrub using a peroxide-soaked q-tip for one month, starting Nov. 2013. It stung but I would not say 'painful'. Small bump area was irritated (YES, peroxide is doing its thing). Eventually saw significant reduction in size of remaining bump but also no more signs of irritation. Then I moved on to organic Apple Cider Vinegar Tx using same 2x/day application with q-tip. this did not have same sting but caused a more general red rash area across my forehead but I did this for almost a month as well. In both Tx modes I left the area open (no bandages). In Jan. 2014 I returned to peroxide Tx but there didn't seem to be any reaction thus stopped. Today Feb. 4, 2014 I visited a NEW Dermo DR asking for a full skin scan (I'm 50 YO female, fair-haired, fair-skinned caucasian with lots of hours outdoors). NEW DR gave me full exam and declared that there were no concerns with my skin (any of it). I then told NEW DR of BCC Dx in August.... he rubbed my forehead with alcohol-soaked gauze and examined thru his 10x polar-light magnifier and declared 'yes, he could see a small pink bump (MINISCULE) in the scar tissue. and then he 'lawyered' up and agreed that the 'STANDARD of CARE' is Moh's surgery for this. After he left, his assistant (who was there for the whole thing) said that I could wait until I got medicare insurance to cover the cost of surgery. So, I will NOT be getting Moh's surgery, I will be monitoring my skin for pearly bumps and other strange things. For pearly bumps I will invoke the peroxide Tx (seemed more effective and makes sense when I think of my mom putting it on cuts and scrapes when I was a kid-'get rid of the bad stuff'); for other things I will go back to NEW DR for exam and Dx."Replies
04/21/2014: Elise from Az replies: "I have had MOHS twice on my face. I can absoluately say I will not have MOHS again unless I have insurance and the skin cancer is NOT on my face. My cancer was basal cell. One spot (pearly) on my line of my upper lip and one on my nose on the side. I now have a misshappen nose and awful scar on lip with numbness on my lip even after 6 years. I have also heard that MOHS can stir up the cancer cells and then they sprout up in new places. I now have a slightly raised bump on tip of my nose and no way will I have MOHS again. The face is too vulnerable a place and too much scarring with MOHS. My friend had MOHS on her lip and the cancer came back within five years. Those MOHS surgeon run you in and out of their offices like cattle making bookoo bucks at your expense. I am going to try the eggplant cream -120 bucks a tube but better than $5,000 MOHS."
04/21/2014: Robert Henry from Ten Mile , Tn replies: "HI U ELISE, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Recommend you research the Egg Plant Ointment that is for sale on the internet from Great Britain. It worked for me . Just Google Egg Plant Cancer treatment and you will get there.
======= OLE ROBERT HENRY============"
04/21/2014: Donna from Pa replies: "Please keep us updated on the use of the eggplant cream, I too have skin cancer on my nose and lip and would like an alternative treatment then having them removed. Best of luck."
05/04/2014: Veronica from Western Australia replies: "Do I buy the peroxide and vinegar already mixed? For the treatment of BCC. Thank you. Veronica"
[YEA] 07/05/2008: Stephen from Newcastle, NSW Australia: "BCC skin cancer removal: I had a multi-point BCC [Basil Cell Carcinoma] removed surgically from an area between my right eye and ear. A painful and nasty procedure with only local anestetic and skin graft leaving a circular scar about the size of a 50cent piece. I noticed that a part of the cancer may have been missed about 1yr later and my concerns grew after it hollowed out and expanded. I really didn't wish to have another op. so I tried a treatment that I was using for skin tags and moles. I placed about a table spoon of bi-carb soda into a small measuring cup and added a small amount of csstor oil BP to blend up to a fairly consistent paste, no lumps but firm enough so it wouldn't run when placed on my lesion. I covered this with fabric band-aids and replaced it before going to bed and in the morning. As these lesions tend to bleed and weep freely anyway it helped more so to have the band-aid coverings on not only to stop the bleeding and weeping running down my face but to also hold the paste on the lesion. Ugly and not fun for about 2 weeks then I realised the bleeding was slowing. After 3 weeks I removed the covering one day and noticed the affected area had flattened out and no more bleeding but the area below and around it was very red and sensitive as if the solution had been burning the skin. I allowed it to air for a day placing Hydrogen Peroxide all over the area. It scabbed up overnight and I continued to keep it covered for the next few days. The scab was trying to lift and I was a little concerned that all was in vain but once the scab came off it left a smooth almost completely healed spot. That was yesterday 4/07/08 and today even better. I slept on it last night without being covered and even showered today without concern and not a hint of problem thus far. I hope to leave a little more feedback over the next 2 weeks on progress and I sincerely hope this is of help to many others who have real concerns over BCC's.
Warning though, the compound stings a bit and the burning and redness of surrounds may be disconcerting but please try it for yourself. All the best to all with this ailment and I hope I have been helpful to you."
11/29/2010: Carol from Glasgow, Scotland: "For around 2yrs I had a sore on my head that wouldn't heal, it was risen around the edge and depressed in the middle, kinda like a crater. I had a bad habit of picking it and assumed that was why it wouldn't heal so I decided to leave it alone and I put a paste of water and bicarbonate of soda on it at night for a few weeks and it cleared up in no time even although I would forget to put the bicarb on for days at a time.
A few months later a similar eruption appeared nearer the crown of my head and shortly after that another smaller one near it. This time I used 3% Hydrogen Peroxide as I could put it on throughout the day without the hassle of the caked bicarb in my hair. It felt like a needle being stabbed into my brain the first few times I done it, I got such a shock but it only lasted a minute or two and by the third of fourth application I didn't feel anything. Both sores cleared up within two weeks.
Now I couldn't see these sores on my head so don't know what they looked like, only what they felt like so last year when I noticed a small, raised, whiteish circle on my arm I didn't associate it with the things i'd felt on my head until recently when it started to pit/depress in the middle and felt just like them. This time I done a bit of research on skin problems that won't heal by themselves and as soon as I saw pictures and read about Basal Cell Carcinoma I am certain that is what these sores are. I will buy some Hydrogen Peroxide this week and do a follow up in a week or twos time."
10/04/2013: Brooke from Durango, Co: "I’ve read with great interest some of the remedies here. I’ve just had a punch biopsy by a local skin doctor the results of which gave the diagnosis of “Multifocal and Infiltrating Basal Cell Carcinoma.”
I went for a consultation with a local plastic surgeon and when he explained the recommended surgery, it was a real turnoff. He did say that sometimes the biopsy produced a cure and suggested waiting a few weeks. When I got home, I decided to research non-surgical treatments and cures and came up with your site. I was impressed by many of the results shared by people with a similar diagnosis or pathology.
I went out and bought some of the ingredients that were mentioned and seemed to be most effective, like: Raw Organic Apple Cider Vinegar, Milk Thistle, 3% Hydrogen Peroxide, Vitamin C Crystals, Iodine (what’s different about the “tincture” type of Iodine and is that important in this sort of treatment?) and Colloidal Silver. Any good recipes, using these ingredients?
I have a couple of other questions for those who’ve experimented successfully with some of the above ingredients. It seems that some of the items mentioned have an acidic base, is that important? Therefore, I wondered if I the Vitamin C should be the acidic type or can it be buffered? Also, is there a difference between crystals and powder? And, has anyone tried altering treatments, like one recipe in the morning and another at night? And, finally, has anyone tried anything using probiotics successfully?
I look forward to hearing your answers to the above questions and any other ideas you might have."Replies
10/04/2013: Mama To Many from Tennessee, Usa replies: "Dear Brooke,
We have used the Vitamin C treatment for my husband who had a flaking growth on his ear several years ago. It appeared to be pre-cancerous Squamous Cell Carcinoma. We used Vitamin C crystals (Ascorbic Acid). We put 1 part vitamin C and 8 parts water in a little glass bowl and applied it with a q-tip twice a day. (You make a new batch each day. ) Sometimes we forgot to treat it. 3x a day would have been better and covering it with a bandaid was recommended but we didn't do that. It was on his ear. We did this pretty faithfully for maybe a month or more. It did cure it and it hasn't come back. That was all we did. We read about this in the book, Cancer, Step Outside the Box. The author said with would work for BCC or SCC. He also recommended Colloidal Silver, but didn't give much information about how often to use it.
I think any treatment would work better if you worked on getting your body ph where it should be. There is tons of information on this site about that. Also, since cancer loves sugar, keeping that to a minimum would be ideal.
Please let us know what helps you!
~Mama to Many~"
10/04/2013: Mike from Denver, Colorado replies: "Brooke: The milk thistle is actually milk weed."
05/30/2013: Lala from Mcminnville, Or: "How can I treat my husbands BCC on his lower eyelid? It's on the edge where the lashes are and a bit inside the lid. Are there some kind of drops that would help? He has had two Moh procedures on it already and not going again. He's had so many moh's procedures on his face and ear. He also has several on his back and chest."Replies
05/30/2013: Chickenlady from Harlingen replies: "You can use topical vitamin C on basal cell carcinoma, but I don't know how or if you can use it so close to the eye--you would need to figure that out. I used vitamin C paste on a diagnosed, biopsied bcc and had a lot of success reducing it. There is a skin cancer website that covers it in more detail. Good luck!"
05/30/2013: Mmsg from Somewhere, Europe replies: "Lala, read up on castor oil. And also on BCC right here on EC."
05/30/2013: Mama To Many from Middle, Tennessee, Usa replies: "My husband, who is 47, had flaking spots on his ears that appeared to be pre-cancerous BCC. He is very fair skinned. His brother had a melanoma removed when he was 27. (He is even more fair skinned. ) Anyway, we didn't want to go down the medical route. We read about using Vitamin C on skin cancer in the book, "Cancer: Step Outside of the Box. " We used his protocol for skin cancer and it worked!!! You mix vitamin C powder (ascorbic acid- get a good one that is non-gmo. ) 1 part Vitamin C powder with 8 parts water. We would use a cotton ball to apply this solution to the ear a couple of times a day. 4 times a day would be better but he was away at work during the day. He also forgot sometimes. But within a month the spot was gone. That was a couple of years ago and it has not reappeared.
One complication you have is that the spot is on the eyelid. I do not know if this solution would burn the eye. You could add salt to it to get it to a comfortable PH for the eye. But I am not sure how much that would be. You could also put castor oil in the eye before putting the vitamin C solution on the eyelid, but you wouldn't want to get the castor oil on the eyelid because then the solution would not adhere to the eye.
The author of this book also says that colloidal silver will kill cancer cells. I think some people use this in the eye, so it may be easier on the eye, but I have no experience with this. Someone else might say if colloidal silver can go in the eyes. The author says that you should get a high quality silver, in other words with smaller particles. Not sure what else to say about this as we have no experience with it, but I thought I would mention it in case you wanted to research it.
Hope you find a good natural solution! Let us know what works for you!"
01/25/2014: Yolanda from Illinois replies: "You can use colloidal silver by the eye and it won't cause any problems if it gets in the eye. For the bcc on the eyelid."
07/22/2014: Mya from Texas, US replies: "Can you tell me what type of basal cell was on the eyelid? Was it nodular? I am trying to find an alternative to surgery and I have nodular on eyelid. What did you use on it and did it go away?"
02/08/2014: Mmsg from Somewhere, Europe: "Ok guys, now I need your help: anyone know a sure-fire way to remove a basal cell epithelium (less severe than a carcinoma) on the bridge of the nose between the eyes (an awkward place for a cover-up, hence very noticeable)? The doctors are ready to cut but an alternative method is always preferable.
Topical Vitamin C, Iodine, H2O2, Green Clay has already been tried with various results since September. Which one, or any other idea, should be continued?"Replies
02/08/2014: Mama To Many from Tennessee, Usa replies: "Dear Mmsg,
I would consider trying frankincense essential oil. It is wonderful for skin issues and lots of other issues. It is gentle and can be used "neat" (without diluting.) Since it is for a delicate skin area and near the eyes, you could dilute it one to one with a carrier oil, perhaps coconut.
Frankincense is a pretty expensive essential oil, but would be cheaper than surgery. Look for a high quality oil. Heritage Essential Oils in TX, USA has excellent quality, but not sure if they ship to Europe.
Another thing to try would be castor oil. You could do both; castor at night and frankincense in the morning.
Please keep us posted!
~Mama to Many~"
02/08/2014: Dave from Fountain Inn, Sc replies: "Hello Mmsg,
You might also try mixing DMSO with broken caps of "pancreatin" and applying topically. Try twice a day for two weeks and see if the condition reduces. Pancreatic enzymes were the big "go to" in Dr Kelley's anti cancer program and is used extensively by Dr Nick Gonzales on New York to treat cancer. (There is MUCH more to Dr Gonzales' program than enzymes.)"
02/09/2014: Jos from Thailand replies: "Hi Mmsg Europe. Have you tried black salve Cansema paste? This really is fabulous if you can get any.
Have a look at utube recommendations for this product, and view Bill O'Leary cancer story. I hope this is if help to you. My best wishes."
02/09/2014: Mmsg from Somewhere In Europe replies: "Thanks, Mama to Many, Dave and Timh. Frankincense has been used but it seems too mild. Or maybe, it is usefull when all the gunk is out. Right now frequent applications of wetted vitamin C powder seems to be pulling out strange brown and clear liquids. So I guess the oils will be useful at night to give the skin a break from the aggressive day treatment. Actually, all this was already done and in about 2 months it was almost healed but there was a raised ring around a depressed crater and that's why it is now being attacked again. Sure enough it has become angry, weeping and ugly! I did learn that iodine creates a scab, and that might NOT be helpful, so now iodine is being applied only about once a day, with the vitamin C powder taking center stage right now during the daytime and oils at night. Timh: when you say Baking Soda and Borax, do you mean applied topically or taken internally? Same question to Dave about the pancreatin. Topically or internally?"
02/09/2014: Mama To Many from Tennessee, Usa replies: "Dear Mmsg,
Have you tried anything internal to go with the external? If you haven't tried internal turmeric, you might consider it. 1 teaspoon twice a day. We have found it to help skin stuff so much and it is anti-tumor/cancer.
~Mama to Many~"
02/09/2014: Dave from Fountain Inn, Sc replies: "Mmsg:
Topically use the pancreatin with DMSO.
But won't hurt to take orally in addition. For a therapy to dissolve tumors, large amounts daily must be taken (for internal tumors)....8 each dose, five times daily and Dr Kelly had the patient taking one dose at night...3 AM. But again that was for internal tumors with time off a few days out of two weeks to cleanse the toxins out of system.
Nick Gonzales is the MD in Manhattan who took up the Kelly system. Much more to his system than just the enzymes. Dr Gonzales is one of my heroes."
02/09/2014: Mmsg from Somewhere, Europe replies: "Jos, firstly, I cannot get any here. Secondly, I'm a little wary of black salve as I'm reading it REALLY hurts and might leave scars. This vitamin C hurts too, but a bit less each time I put it on. Also, yesterday the gook it pulled out was brown, now it's yellow to clear, so I hope it's doing it's job!"
02/20/2014: Mmsg from Somewhere, Europe replies: "Hola Justin! I've read a lot about the "black salve" but seeing that this thing is very visible, on the face between the eyes, we are looking for milder things. We have just tried French Green Clay for a bit, and now we are giving it a few days rest. It HAS stopped weeping and is developing a nice scab. The only undesirable thing is the raised area around this. Is this raised area hiding any more "bad guys"? I don't know."
05/08/2014: Robin from Upstate New York, US replies: "greetings! I have been dealing with a basal cell carcinoma on my right cheek. I've gone through the scabbing and bleeding off and on for a period of months. I've used Yarrow oil, vitamin e oil, aloe vera, various essential oils, (thyme, rosemary and frankincense) and recently, emu oil, which is very soothing and medihoney, a Canadian compound. The lesion has finally stopped bleeding and is looking much better. I test using kinesiology to check what to use and how much. I refused any medical intervention which consisted of the cream flourouricil. I have also been taking mega doses of vitamin C for months, as well as fish oils and apigenin. its a real journey!"
10/25/2013: Suz from Salt Lake City, Utah: "I'm so grateful... just discovered this site and spent a couple hours reading posts. ...great comfort to find this.
I am female, 64, very fair skin, and confirmed basel cell carcinoma on bridge of nose just to the left side. However, it is really hard to detect anything by a casual glance.
My nose was never discolored as is the case with some people with bsa, but I can see that there is (and has been for some time) a darkness under the skin on the bridge of my nose. Other than a slight puffiness to my nose, I could get by without anyone even guessing there is a problem. But then again the dermatologist didn't recognize the true issue a year ago and sent me home. At that time however, I clearly saw the first suspicious "pimples" and the tiny sore that wouldn't heal.
But, the biopsy in August 2013, was indeed positive this year.
....went to 2 different dermatologists this past summer, the first one did the biopsy and wanted to do surgery. I opted out... stalled on that.
.... I heard about MOHS surgery and kept looking for an answer.
.... and the second dermatologist wanted me to use a cream called Aldara.
.... got Aldara at the pharmacy but decided not to use it because of the side effects mentioned regarding the immune system.
... started looking on the internet and found information by a Ph.d researcher (mentioned other places on this site), and the associated company who sells bloodroot products and enzymes.
... He was encouraging and said that by using the product, most bsc will fade and disappear without using any bloodroot paste.
... ordered the package "A" and titrated up with the recommended bloodroot, enzymes, and bloodroot/with/buffer capsules till I was at a fairly high dosage and starting to feel nauseous then backed up and lowered the amount after 2 weeks, but continued on
.... I didn't keep an exact record on the daily amount but I will say that I have taken the product for 2 months now, but at a low amount 5 of the 8 weeks.
Observations: I did decide that the capsule with buffer mixed with bloodroot bothers my system, so I cut that down to 1 capsule per day together with a HALF capsule of the full strength bloodroot. I also take 2 enzyme capsules per each meal. I intend to continue to do this every day until all the suspicious spots fade or if I get better advice. I feel a subtle nausea every day but it doesn't distract me badly from my regular activities. One big discovery was that if I take 2-3 teaspoons of fresh lemon juice at the beginning of a meal, eat half the meal, then take the capsules, then finish the meal... I have less nausea.
More observations: a dozen or more small reddish spots have flared redder at first, then altogether disappeared, or they are in process of disappearing around my face, that is; mainly my forehead, plus 3 above my upper lip. Also something that looked like a large pimple in the middle of my cheek for months, has shrunken and I'm hopeful it will dry up and disappear soon... (it's barely noticeable now).
The irregular, slightly raised shapes on my nose (by the way they never were discolored), have smoothed out.
However I have had a few temporary "pimple" shapes appear right around the biopsy area, only to recede again.
I have wondered if there is a deeper problem down in the tissue of my nose, perhaps in the cartilage or even my sinuses. I don't know. I wish I could know.
My nose seems a bit puffy... I don't see my full nose definition that I had 6 months ago... I suppose I get nervous and worry that the carcinoma is progressing despite my efforts, but then again I wonder if it's just that the bloodroot herb is attacking deeper problems and thus causing a reaction in the skin.
I have, on my own, experimented with the bloodroot.
On 3 different occasions I have wet my index finger with water, dipped it in the bloodroot powder and rubbed it on my nose. It seemed to absorb most of it. Then I rubbed on a little emu oil.
I left it on for about 1 hour and washed it off.
I then apply aloe vera gel... and then, finally apply a little emu oil which is very, very healing.
Later in the day here was a slight sensation for a while... almost aching... but that's all.
Does that seem crazy or a bad idea... or a good idea?
My nose aches at times but then it feels fine at times.
I don't know if that means I am healing or getting worse.
I don't know if I should keep applying the bloodroot externally the way I am, or, I wonder if I should just continue to take the capsules daily the way I am.... or stop.
I would like to know if anyone else has tried doing something like this, or what they think of it.
This is such a guessing game.
What does the hurting or aching of the nose indicate? What does 'tingling' indicate? What does puffiness indicate?.
Genuine feedback would be most appreciated! Thank you."Replies
10/26/2013: Nanowriter from Hotspot, Texas replies: "I had bcc diagnosed and biopsies roughly a year ago and have done a fair amount of reading since. One book that is very good is "Cancer Salves" which goes into detail about various anti cancer salves. Bloodroot is usually mixed with other ingredients and is effective, but can be a bit of a runaway train. You can search on YouTube and find videos of people who have used it.
A topical that I used on my nodular bcc was vitamin C, which I purchased in powder form, mixed with water and applied as continuously as I could stand. It was slow and fairly painful, but the growth dissolved and the C began dissolving the "fingers" that extended out from it.
As to the swelling you have, the way that many topicals supposedly work is that they remove the protective covering that keeps your immune system from realizing the cancer is there. So as your immune system is discovering the cancer, you are experiencing what would happen if your body fought a bacterial infection--swelling, pain, redness, etc. As to what lies beneath, even conventional treatments can miss part of the cancer and it will simply grow back.
Along these lines, if you do treat topically, extend the margins of treatment beyond what you see on the skin's surface by 1/2 inch or so in order to catch the "satellite cells" that are likely underneath."
10/26/2013: Mmsg from Somewhere, Europe replies: "Suz, I am helping someone handle something similar right now. Since I have read that bloodroot is VERY effective BUT very harsh, I have opted for other topical means (vitamin C, cannabis oil, clay, vinegar, frankincense). I imagine that what you are seeing is the healing process of "two steps forward and one step back", which is what I am seeing. It's a work in progress and a person does need faith and good cheer to keep trying!"
10/26/2013: Mmsg from Somewhere, Europe replies: "Add 5% tincture of Iodine to the list of topical items we are trying."
[YEA] 10/10/2013: Ken from N.s.w. Australia: "I have used Black Salve/Bloodroot/Cancima on skin cancers for years with great success.
I made up my own salve from ingrediants available from wholesalers in Australia. The prepared product being too difficult and too expensive to get.
On some very old and deep lesions it is not a one off cure. You just have to be ever vigilant and apply to the spots as soon as you detect them. The biggest one covered nearly half my nose when I started. I removed it with 3 subsrquent applications. It still breaks out occasionally when I have been out in the sun with no protection, but if salve is applied as soon as a break in the skin is visible it is a quick removal with little discomfort.
I guess I have removed 20 or 30 BCC's since I started about 3 years ago. My daughter has my skin type and has als removed BCC's from her face. No knives for us thankyou!!"
[YEA] 06/14/2007: Susan from South Texas, USA: "I have been using bloodroot products for approximately 5 years now. I have spent my most of my life in the sun at beaches and am paying dearly for it now in the way of skin cancer and I know that is my fault not the medical communities. I had been going to dermatoligists faithfully since the early 90's when I noticed what I believed to be precancerous plaques on various spots on my face. Doc's consistently said "no" when I requested biopsies. Mind you every year I went for a check up, I also have many moles. In 2002 I began to really worry and 6 months before the actualy diagnosis of BCC he was still telling me not to worry. So turns out tha ALL of the spots I was pointing out to them were BCC and I had Moh's surgery on my nose and lip, the other 4 spots were removed totally in the office. The result is a horrible scar that looks like I was attacked with a knife, I guess I actually was in a manor of speaking. It has taken time to get used to it, but everytime someone stares I know they are wondering "what the hell happened to her". I believe the plastic surgeon could have done a better job, but that is another story. On a recheck the dermatologist said that there were 2 additional ones and both biopsied positive for BCC. More Moh's surgery was suggested. This time I decided that I would search for alternatives. I probably got the last container of Cansema from altcancer before they arrested that poor guy. I used the product as directed and sure enough, both sites reacted as described. When using it I also have a "control" area with no blemishes, moles, etc., that I also put the salve and these areas have never reacted. I have used various formulas, all have worked. I have treated myself 10 times on spots that gave me concern due to a change in a mole, scaley spots, etc. I know the first 2 were cancerous and suspect the additional ones that I treated without biopsy were cancerous but will never truely know. Each and every time I was treating a spot, my body reacted with extreme pain, fever, edema and swelling at the site. I had to treat one spot on my face 2x but all the spots on my face healed with very minimal scarring. I treated various spots on my arms and hands. I also had some reffered pain when treating certain spots. But my reason for wanting to caution everyone about the potency and seriousness of treating unknown spots is this. Last year I was treating a mole on my back that was itching and had some changes in appearance. Years before this I had noticed a growing lump in the general vicinity of this mole. This "lump" had grown in the years since discovery, but I had asked doctors about it and they said, do nothing, it is a lipoma. It grew to approx. 5 x 1 " and was like a sausage under the skin. I was concerned about it but figured that it was a lipoma because I have other lumps in other places and had some of them removed. Not really thinking about this "lump" I put the salve on the mole above it and YOWZA, the "lump" reacted violently, and came to the surface, I was incapacitated for 2 months, was in regular contact with the makers of the salve I was using. I was ill to say the least. The pain was intolerable. I had to use pain meds that I had on hand. My family wanted me to go to the doctor, but what could they do? If it was cancer there was no way I was going to let them interrupt the process and I had to assume that it was. I was in mental and physical torment for 60 days. To top it off our daughter was getting married and I had to put it together. I was taking enzymes, AHCC, many other suppliments. So this huge sausage shaped tumor came out, just as the small ones did. Gross is too small of a word to describe it. It left a significant scar on my back and is still healing to this day. To add to this, several months later my brother was diagnosed with a rare benign growth that was IN his spinal cord. It was a 7" long and sausage shaped and he had it was successfully removed. When I was researching it, there is also a form of this growth that when it is outside the spinal cord it is normally a very agressive cancer, but I will never know. Several months ago I treated a spot on my forehead and ankle. The spot on the forhead was small and came out within a week. The one on the leg developed into a quarter size reaction area and it would not heal. After alot of trepidation I went to a dermatologist who cauterized the wound. At first glance he said that it looked like a brown reculse spider bite but when I told him how it got there he didn't have much to say and said that I shouldn't use the product. What else could he say? I don't know what happened with the one on my ankle, but it made me very ill also. I have done alot of reading on black salves and other cancer salves and they have a pretty deep history. Like many I just wish there could be some scientific studies done to see exactly what type of tissue it reacts with. I have read small mention of these type products reacting with tissue infected with fungi, virus and bacteria. I am not really concerned about convincing the established medical community. After the 2 very serious reactions I had, I am more cautious in using it. There is a book called "Cancer Salves" that had led me to a better understanding about cancers in general, but what she says is true...approach these salves with alot of respect and research. NEVER smear an area with the salves just to see if something is there. There seems to be a network that I could never connect to that probably has more help and info on the use of these, but could never find a practitioner in Texas. They all seem to be on the west coast. If there are any homeopaths, ND, etc., in my area I could never find one. Well that is my story on cancer salves. I believe they work, but I also believe that there is more to them and it would be nice if I could get some answers on the reactions that occured on my leg and back. Be totally informed before you use the salves, come to your decision to use it by your research, not on someone elses. And have potent pain meds available. You don't want to get half way into treating one of these and decide you can't take the pain. Good Luck."
01/23/2014: Robert Henry from Ten Mile , Tn: "HI U GOD FEARING FOLKS DOIN, , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Have not been on the site since EC threw my harsh response out, and I wrote them back and told them that was the right thing to do. We all need to look after one another and not get upset when some folks try to get under your skin. As my mother always told me, "consider the source." I am a type "A" person, so that is hard.
Anyways, I don't have a great revelation to reveal but have just started an interesting experiment. As an old foggie who has spent their entire life in the sun in the sweat South, my hands and arms are pitiful. The sun has done its damage, and as all know, this turns into cancer eventually. Well, I wrote about that experience where I bought the eggplant ointment from Great Britain several years ago and cured my skin cancer. Now I am going to try and remove these brown spots before they get to that point.
None of this is original with me. I read it and will repeat what I've read. Today I cut up an eggplant and mixed Apple Cider Vinegar with it in a blender and will leave it in the refrigerator for a few days and then apply it to my hands first. I will do this at night and cover my hands with rubber gloves. I am thinking how DMSO could help in this endeavor but decided not to complicate the trial. May do that later.
Suspect this is a long time thing and will only report back when there are results. I am a love me or hate me kind of guy. I know this and try to do good, so bear with me a little bit.
======OLE ROBERT HENRY=========="Replies
01/23/2014: Kelly from Cambridge, Ma replies: "I, for one, love reading your contributions of wit and wisdom, Robert Henry. Keep 'em coming! We'll look forward to your eggplant/ACV findings. (We'll smell like Baba Ghanoush, but hey...if it works! ) :)"
01/23/2014: Rsw from Uniontown, Oh replies: "Ole Robert Henry,
I find you to be a helpful, kind and interesting man who takes the time to share remedies that have worked for you, for the benefit of others who may be suffering. An intelligent man who has cured himself of cancer and other ailments! We look forward to your posts and the original way you make your points. What's not to like? Keep posting - we all enjoy reading what you have to say. We learn a lot, too!"
01/24/2014: Dave from Fountain Inn, Sc replies: "Old Robert;
I really do look forward to reading your comments. Your insights are absolutely rock solid and when your personality comes out is just a big addition. After all, this is a "folk" remedy site.
Keep up your great work...you are helping thousands.
01/24/2014: Mike62 from Denver replies: "Robert Henry: You are the best. You are a funny genius. Your wisdom enlightens me and the jokes crack me up. Were everybody like you this world would be a better place to live."
01/24/2014: Prioris from Fl, Usa replies: "There is a lack of clarification on the subject of age spots. I have two small age spots. I can put citric acid on it a couple times and just rub them off in a short term where the melatonin. I can claim that is a cure but it is not. They will eventually come back. A true cure is when they don't come back and the skin underneath heals.
They say the sun causes them but I just don't buy into that. It doesn't explain the condition under the age spot. Why that spot and not other clear spots. When the true cause gets known then someone will figure out a cure. I think a condition occurs at that spot on the skin and it causes the accumulation of melatonin to collect. I think the sun is just a secondary effect.
I have had a few posts swallowed up by EC but no big deal. I understand.
p.s. Mike62 from Denver ... can you email me ... prioris at excite.com - thanks"
01/25/2014: Robert Henry from Ten Mile ,tn replies: "HI U MIKE 62 DENVER, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Fellow, you don't listen. I've told this story a jullion times. I worked for 8 major paper companies in my career and all sent me to charm school of which I flunked. I's smart , jus not delightful. Messin with you.
The best thing that has come on EC in awhile is the lady who revealed how she got her mother through Alzheimer's . That's a biggie. The U of Calif, Erving did a study on rats with Alzheimers some 5 years ago and the Niacianamide cured them all . Their next move was to test on humans. That never happened and never will. It's a money thing. I have been taking niacianamide since that study but have not done the other stuff the Asheville lady recommended. Now I will.
My ole boss is close to being educated, but he insists that every thing go through a double blind test. When these tests end then everyone will be dead. He poo poos the recent EDTA Chelation test. I am the only person he has talked to who has done 60 + EDTA Chelations. Everyone else has not done one, and he listens to them. I have talked to hundreds of people in my Chelation sessions. They all are just glad to be alive after by-passes, stints , statins etc. None would ever go back to a cardiologist. That is a death sentence if you do what they say.
EC is blazing a trail. Yep, there are folks who need to be listening instead of talking and yep some of the guru's don't know stuff they talk about. Myself, I love Russ Limbaugh, but Russ knows nothing about nutrition, exercise, the medical field, but he does know politics. When he gets out of his expertise then I want to slap him up side his head. That is the way I feel about some EC folks. But overall, this site is doing a service to mankind.
Excuse my rant ========OLE ROBERT HENRY==========="
01/28/2014: Robert Henry from Ten Mile , Tn. replies: "HI U GOOD FOLKS DOIN, , , , , , , , , ,
First day with my arms coated with the egg plant potion. Arm still as ugly as when I first started. To be continued.
=========OLE ROBERT HENRY==========="
02/05/2014: Robert Henry from Ten Mile , Tn replies: "HI U OLE PATOOTS DOIN, , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Told ya'll that this would be a long and drawn out experiment and it certainly is. I changed it up today and mixed Bentonite Clay with the egg plant and ACV. That seemed to help. I also came up with the idea of wrapping my arms in press and seal plastic wrap. That keeps the potion wet and sealed on my arms. If this works on my arms then the next project is my face. When I way young, I looked like Tom Cruise. Now I look like Charles Bronson or Jack Palance. Both are so ugly that they are handsome some 300 yards off, and so am I, if you squint.
Hey, you can still do all this good health stuff and not get too serious.
Yo Buddy , , , , , , ====OLE ROBERT HENRY============"
03/06/2014: Ivan from Australia replies: "Hi all,
BCC cancer is not a joke since it can inundate cartilage tissue and progress into the bone where it becomes very difficult to deal with often resulting in death. My first experience with it was to treat it with macky gooey Amazon topical skin creme a nasty skin burning acidic flesh eating concoction that resulted with an area of 1" size been eaten away to the living muscle tissue. healing was done in about one week leaving permanent white mark on my right chick an inch away from my ear. Additional visit to oncologist resulted in core samples been taken from around treated area, showing presence of BCC. Surgery was performed on jore line of my left chick because of lesion appearing there. I'm scheduled to have same procedure on my right chick near area I treated with Amasone topical skin creme. Here was beginning of my search to see what else can be done instead of surgery. Eggplant product made in Australia over two decades ago come to my attention called CURADERM topical creme or BEC5 which I have used for last two weeks. Burning and scaring was the result but when treatment was done and healing process finished there was nothing bud healthy tissue to be left behind this painful experience. Makers of this product suggest treatment to last between 7 and 70 days depending on you condition. Area of treatment is not to exceed 5 cm at a time. The creme contains ; Solasodin, Glycosides ( Bec) Salycilic acid and Urea.This stuff can be ordered at: www.curadermbec5global.com and here in Australia it cost AU$ 124.00 for 20 ml (which goes a long way). I also bought Hulda Regehr Clark zap machine that supposed to kill defective skin cells by radio frequency. So far no conclusive evidence that it works. Yesterday 06/03/2014 I received her book called "The Cure For All Cancers" via distributing house called Book Depository. You can tray www.newcenturypress.com. I'm also takin organically grown apricot kernels, 3 per day since it has B17 vitamin and tincture preparation named ESSIAC purchased from www.secretsofeden.com phone : 1-888-820-2126. My order of DERMACURE skin restoration creme has arrived today and this creme should deal with skin discoloration, dark marks, spots, scars etc. Email to order : email@example.com or phone in USA : 607-936-4617. This web side has information about alternative cancer clinics around the world : http://www.cancerdefeated.com/About . As all of you folks can see every one paddles his own snake oils which deal with the surface problem but not dealing with the core of it. We all have some form of genetic predisposition which leads to our cells turning on and then failing to die at the end of the life cycles which is root of the problem in the first place. Research is been done in this field all around the world and probably one that is showing to be the most promising is that done in the field of cannabidiol, which is done by California Medical Centre and points towards CBD component of cannabis which actually turns off defective genes. This goope is very expensive and can be bought in San Diego from distributor : RSHO, LLC phone: 866-781-3083 or , www.realscientifichempoil.com . It would pay to see articles on youtube reffering to Simpson oil. Other methods of treatments are available around the world and one of them is so called BrachyTherapy developed in Italy and involving use of epidermal radioisotope therapy by rhenium-188. There is also bloke by name Richard Vensal D.D.S that claimed to have cured cancer with use of asparagus and list goes on and on all the way to cook for 4 minutes mixture made from bicarbonate soda and pure Canadian maple syrup. Well that's it people decision is yours. This information is not the advice for you to use any of these things and if you choose to go on the path of self healing is strictly you own decision. Best of luck on your journey and God bless you, Ivan."
03/06/2014: Mmsg from Somewhere, Europe replies: "Ivan, you can add topical iodine and French green clay to your list."
03/11/2013: Joyce from Sacramento, California: "I have a basal cell carcinoma on my lower lip. You can hardly see it becuase I think it's under skin. I wonder how to treat this on a lip?"Replies
03/11/2013: Jholl from Louisville, Kentucky replies: "I would suggest castor oil for your lip. It works well for the skin. I have used it to soften my heels. It comes in a roll on formula now at a major retail store. It does work as a laxative. But in such a small quantity as a lip salve, I doubt that would be an issue.
I have not tried this personally. But, I would try it if I had that problem.
Another thought would be coconut oil. Both of these are anti fungal and there are researchers out there who believe cancers have a fungal basis.
Best of luck!"
12/25/2010: Sfm from San Francisco, Ca: "The 70 year old gentleman with the large facial basal cell carcinoma should have it treated by a radiation oncologist (NOT a medical oncologist. ) Large facial basal cells can become infiltrative and burrow deep into the skin. In a few weeks of facial radiation treatments (about 2 minutes a day), he can eradicate that cell. I've saved my ear from Mohs surgery by having radiation. I've just had a large infiltrative lesion from my waistline treated with radiation as well. I'm going to try the Iodine treatment, but only on small lesions on my scalp. There is a huge difference between small lesions which can be treated topically and large cells that can spread to vital organs."
[NAY] 11/28/2009: Ron from Independence, Missouri: "i find at least 1/2 of the posts are phony. pushing stuff like apple cider vinegar and iodine, etc. i had a cluster of basil cell carcinoma (bcc) on my upper lip about 1/2 in diameter. i tried a soaking of hydrogen peroxide 3%, once a day. it would turn the scabbing white and when pulled off leave a open bloody wound. it would not make it smaller. all it did was start scabbing again.
i had surgery 8-4-09 for removal. it still seems to be healing. i am at this site to learn if something does work. most of your post on bcc are older posts. i am 70 y/o. if this returns i can try something different.
07/01/2010: Mike from Portland, Or replies: "Hi,
I read your post on bcc. I think I have one on the forehead, I love the sun, 58yo very fit. I started the 35% and it does burn full strength. How long did you have to use it, how often a day and what finally happened? Mine seems to kind of crust up, it washes off in the shower. I own a business so do not want a big white spot at work. I use it during the evening 2-3 times and before bed. It bubbles and stings then the pain is gone. I would appreciate your feedback. Thanks, Mike."
[BETTER BUT NOT CURED] 12/06/2010: Joellen from Nampa, Id; Usa replies: "In response to 7-1-10 Mike, I am a true believer of the hydrogen peroxide (h202). I had a nodule on my chest for about 2 months that looked like it was a zit. A white head never formed and I was concerned, because for about 2 years I noticed a 1/2 inch freckle (for a lack of better word) that had appeared on the same spot, and then this nodule showed up in the same spot. So I looked up skin cancers and it looked identical to the Basil cell carcinoma. I tried popping it and nothing happened, so I decided to use the h202. This nodule reacted by becoming about a silver dollar size hard spot, that raised a 1/4 of an inch, this soon turned into a scab. The first day of using the H202 I used it every half hour, the next day maybe 4 x a day for about a week. Then I stopped using it and allowed it to heal, by putting neosprin on it. The scab is gone, and the skin looks almost totally healed. It has a slight dry patch. I'm going to continue the neosporin, until the dry patch is gone, and then I think I'm going to see if the h2o2 reacts again in that area.
During the use of the h202, I did notice some slight stinging, off and on, and that it itched. I also read that a vitamin c soln was good for BCC. All I had was a vitamin c tablet, that I let dissolve, and I did use that paste some. (not sure if that helped any, but I did use it a couple days before I started the h202. ) I do believe in prayer and I prayed a lot. I also believe the scripture that says, "My people perish for lack of knowledge. " and I feel God allowed me to find these websites, and He gave me this wisdom. Thank you, Jesus!"
[YEA] 12/11/2010: Jake from Chicago, Il. replies: "I have used hydrogen peroxide for skin cancers - mostly basil cells I believe, but perhaps for the more serious types, Squamous cell or even melanoma, as well. I really don't know for sure. Without question though some of the growths on my chest and on my face and on the side of my jaw bone went very deep and took many days of deep digging and bleeding to finally remove. Whenever the new skin following the scabbing turned white with reapplication of 3% h2o2, I knew the job was not finished and I had to go after the cancer again. But each time the area to be attacked was smaller and that told me not to give up, that I should persevere. Many times I thought I'd finally come upon a situation that would be my match, finally calling for medical intervention, but in each case, the cancer finally succumbed.
My latest success is on my nose. The latest scab falling off shows pink new skin with no trace of aberrant skin, and with no white skin forming with the application of h2o2. On my nose of course I was nervous and of course everyone had a comment over the month or so that it took to finally get rid of it. I did not dig deep as I did before, but just had patience, applying the h202 day and night. When a scab formed, each time I applied iodine several times to help the new skin beneath to form."
12/12/2010: Donna from Drexel Hill, Pa replies: "Hi Jake, I was very interested in how you are getting rid of the skin cancers you have. I have been dealing with a large growth on my upper stomach about the size of a nickel for a while now. I have used hydrogen peroxide on it but not as often as you. Lately I have been applying 2% iodine tincture to it about once a day. Occasionally it will crust up and a layer of skin will flake off, but I haven't had any bleeding or reduction in size. I was wondering if you might be a little more specific about how you apply the hydrogen peroxide (do you dab it on or soak a cotton ball and tape it to your skin). I would really appreciate any additional information because I am really tired of dealing with this thing. Thank you for your time."
12/13/2010: Jake from Chicago, Il replies: "Donna, You need to be aggressive with the H2O2. I rub vigorously with a q-tip turning the bad skin white and/or eventually breaking the skin and getting it to bleed. I do not let it recover and stay with it, attacking it 2 or 3 times a day. When I'm eventually satisfied that I have perhaps finished it off, I let the scab form, stop with the h2O2, and put some iodine on it once or twice or three times over the next days, to soak down beneath the scab to help the new skin form.
Sometimes I have to go back at it again, if the skin does not look completely normal, as the skin surrounding it. I am not afraid to make it bleed, because that is part of the attack and the eventual cure, I believe. Sometimes it does not want to bleed but if I'm convinced I do not have it all, I keep digging until it does. Sometimes I'm not sure after the scab has come off, but the test is more h2o2 to see if any of the skin still turns white. If so, then I go back on the attack. I had to learn to not be afraid to dig in, and sometimes over and over, 2 or 3 or even 4 times, but each time I knew I was getting closer. I don't let those around me persuade me to stop when I have it on the run. The process can take weeks and even months."
09/02/2011: Jake from Chicago, Il replies: "update - h2o2 for skin cancer - Melatonin/coconut oil paste.
Turns out back in December 2010, I was premature declaring victory over the cancer on my nose. It did in fact come back once again a few weeks afterwards. I continued to fight it then, but I was unable to totally eradicate it. The problem was that the cancer had several roots and even though I'm pretty sure I got one of the roots out - the biggest one - the constant bleeding that is part of the normal attacking of the site with the h2o2 obscures the rest of the area, so that it was not easy to see where to strike these other roots residing in the same area.
After several months of this, I was becoming quite frustrated, and of course, the constant comments from family and friends everytime the new h2o2 attacks reopened the nose area leaving new scabs and worse that looked pretty horrendous, it was disheartening. Could they in fact be right - was this was finally beyond me, and did I need medical attention?
One physician treating my 94 year old mother looked at me, scanned closely, and volunteered more than once - and again as we left - that, yes, my nose needed to be looked at by a dermatologist.
Searching everywhere for new ideas, I came across Mike's (from Durham, NC) amazing report for his success Under Melanoma cures, against what may or may not have have been a Melanoma, with Melatonin mixed into coconut oil. This report by the way should be generally available on more than the melanoma site, as it applies to all skin cancers and skin issues. Mike reported success grinding melanoma pills into a powder and then a paste with coconut oil and rubbing it in.
I already had melatonin in powder in my capsules and I mixed it in coconut oil and tried it on the three sites on my nose. They succumbed within a week to ten days. It was amazing. Almost no bleeding and the white areas of unhealthy skin rubbed off each day, then every other day, eventually simply healed up with almost no fuss. I could hardly believe it after the months of constant battling and bleeding with the h2o2.
A small red spot appeared a few weeks ago and I treated it again quite easily. I at this point am declaring it finished. I still have a slight indentation - but nothing compared to the hole I had dug with the h2o2, and at least as good as the slight indentation left on the side of my forehead by the Moes surgery done by the Derm at Northwestern Med Center several years back. There's a slight color difference - slightly less pink, a little whitish in spots if you look closely - putting my face way up to the mirror, but generally it looks as normal as other slightly sun-damaged skin. You can't even tell there is an indentation actually unless you run your finger over the area, so I think I did a better job than the doctor, since that forehead indentation is visible if carefully viewed.
Thanks so much to Mike and of course for this wonderful, wonderful site which has helped so many of us help ourselves."
11/17/2012: Janet from Asheville, Nc replies: "Thank you so much for your post on melatonin and coconut oil. I've had a spot on the side of my nose I tried Vit C and peroxide but not long enough probably. Finally I tried Effudex twice a day for 3 weeks. I assumed it was cured but the area didn't heal well and it was really a nasty process. Two months later it started to bleed again after accidentally scrubbing the area! I couldn't get an appt with a dermatologist for a month so I tried the melatonin I am on day 10 of powdered melatonin and coconut oil paste and it really seems like it is working, the area looks better and better and is finally not so tender. The best part is you don't have a nasty wound while using the paste and can go out as normal. I never had a biopsy but I think the effudex would have been effective on an ak. Anyway if I continue to have success I'll repost."
11/28/2012: Janet from Asheville, Nc replies: "COCONUT OIL, MELATONIN FOR AK, BCC. O.K. It must be about day 30 after treating 24/7 for 10 days and then at least at night. There is no root visible and my skin is not tender. I have a pea sized area of pinker skin which is a scar from the effudex but it's not very visible and I don't need makeup. I've been messing with this spot for 2 yrs! Just wish I had a biopsy before to know if it was bcc or just ak. Highly recommend this!"
03/29/2013: Rebecca from Raleigh, Nc replies: "I read about Mike's (from Durham) treatment of Melatonin and Coconut oil and then your post. I have had multiple BCC and SCC in my lifetime due to sun exposure. Most have been surgically removed or treated with Aldara. I have had a severe reaction to the Aldara with extreme dizziness, fatique, and depression, so that is no longer an option. I am fasinated with the option of Melatonin and Coconut oil and wanted to know how much melatonin vs coconut oil is used... Basically how do you make it? Thanks for your help, Rebecca of Raleigh"
05/27/2014: Treasaj from Texas replies: "I am a 40 yo female w/recent positive biopsy for BCC on the bridge of my nose.........after reading all these comments I am terrified to schedule MOHS, that I am bring referred for. How does anyone know these remedies are working into the tissue??? I would much rather use any of the cures discussed on this forum if they indeed do work. I have insurance & am not terribly concerned with the cost, what is the reason for everyone opting out on surgery????"