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Natural Remedies for Basal Cell Carcinoma

Last Modified on Aug 26, 2015

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!

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Apple Cider Vinegar   4  0   

Posted by Kate (New Zealand) on 08/19/2015

[YEA]  Seven days ago I visited my GP to have another sun damage spot frozen off, this time from my nose. I'm 56, fair skinned, and have suffered the embarrassment of a flamboyantly sunburned nose more times than I care to recall. It was a tiny 2mm, raised lump, pinkish, bled if I knocked or rubbed it accidentally. GP looked at it with his magnification, said it was a basal cell carcinoma, couldn't be frozen, needed a biopsy, then surgical removal! ... Not impressed.

I immediately went online to find natural treatment, found this website, and was amazed by what I read.

To the pantry, to the Apple Cider Vinegar.

The biopsy was booked for the end of the month, 18 days away. I thought that maybe by then there may be some improvement.

I used a cotton bud with ACV every hour or so until bedtime, then stuck a small cotton wool pad soaked with ACV on the offending object, and held it on with a band aid. Removed it some time in the middle of the night, been on for 4 hours or so.

The first 2 applications with the cotton bud turned it blackish, and it started to scab. That was last Thursday afternoon.

I continued to repeat the exact process for the next 4 days. By then a scab had formed around the 2mm BCC, so the scab it's self was about 1cm round, with a blackish centre. The edges looked red and angry. The vinegar caused stinging, a little throbbing, none of which lasted more than 10 mins or so, totally bearable, and I'm a wimp with zero pain threshold!

On Tuesday I stopped the vinegar, thought I'd let the scab fall off, then see whats underneath. I gently rubbed an all natural vitamin E cream on the scab and surrounding area a couple of times a day.

Today is Thursday 7 days later. The scab washed off in the shower this morning. Underneath is healthy pink skin, no raised lump, just the tiniest hole where the BCC was. It's gone!!

I'm blown away. I'll keep an eye on it, but it seems to have vanished. I've cancelled the biopsy :)

Replied by Adrienne

Wow! Very good! And thanks for the step by step description.
Replied by Bryan T
Washington Dc

So I have had this bcc for what seems to be about a year now. It has turned into a small hole on the side of my cheek. I finally decided to try the vinegar treatment after reading this blog last weekend. I started treatment on Sat night and have stuck with it until today (Tue). The area has become red and inflammed and has a green tint to it. I feel like it has spread and now the whole side of my cheek is really swollen.

Is it working and should I keep up with it?

Replied by Mmsg
Somewhere, Europe

Bryan T., I don't know what to tell you about vinegar, I have trouble with the smell, so I tried everything else out there. Since mine was growing, even after two years of trying everything, I caved in and had it removed (and have a nice scar to show for it...). But when all is said and done, the only things that seemed to make any positive difference to me, was: green clay, and very short applications of baking soda (any longer, was too painful). The green clay never hurt but works verrrry slowly and this thing was just atop the bridge of my nose, so it was socially awkward to walk around with a green blob on my face.

Posted by Somersetgirl (Somerset, Uk) on 07/18/2015

[BETTER BUT NOT CURED]  I had a tiny basal cell carcinoma cut out of my forehead 10 years ago and not had any since until now. When suddenly and I mean suddenly, there was one a cm in diameter. I know what a bcc looks like at various stages so have taken no medical advice. I am a qualified homeopath, four years training but retired.

The one cut from my forehead was only a tiny pearl. This one now is a crater type with white margins. I immediately found this forum and set to with the apple cider vinegar, I have the one with the mother inside the bottle. Just two days on and there is a remarkable change. Two white covers, which removed easily and the bcc is just about flat and a very healthy dark pink. A tiny tiny bit of stinging this morning, nothing much. I applied with a (cotton) bud 5 to 6 times in the day and stopped at night.

I await two homeopathic remedies by special delivery this morning as I need now to go via the internal immune route too. I had a very close bereavement 5 months ago and the timing is right for something to have erupted. I cannot name remedies, so please don`t ask.

Posted by Notations (Saint Paul, Mn) on 04/29/2013

[YEA]  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

Replied by Patti
Owensboro, Ky

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!
Replied by Nadine
Anchorage, Ak

Could someone please give me the procedure for using Apple Cider Vinegar and Peroxide treatment for basil cell carcinoma. Thank You.
Replied by Virnie

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?
Replied by Kris
Chattanooga, Tn

Could you tell me exactly how you used the vinegar and peroxide?
Replied by Peter

[YEA]   Apple Cider Vinegar worked for me. I've been diagnosed with Basal Cell. One lesion I had cut out. I had a second lesion for over a year on my shoulder. After reading the above post, I applied ACV numerous times per day directly with a cotton swab and then covered it with a ACV soaked thin gauze pad or band aid. It stings. After a week, I could tell, it had killed the cancer cells. I stopped applying ACV, and allowed the area to scab, then heal. It took about a week to heal completely with no scar. Thank you!
Replied by Stephanie
Naples, Florida

I have a suspected basal cell on my nose and I've been putting a calendula based salve on it along work Apple cider vinegar. For the past two days, I've put a small cotton saturated with Apple cider vinegar on it securing it with a band-aid. Now it's looking white ish like something is going to fall off. Anyone knowledgeable with that here? Is this healing? Guidance, please. :) what's the Apple cider vinegar solution (recipe) to rid of a nasal cell suspect ? Thank you so much.
Replied by Laken

Does anyone have photos of healing process for bcc using apple cider vinegar?

Posted by Mike (Durham, NC) on 04/09/2009

[YEA]  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.

Replied by Beth
West Palm Beach, FL

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!!
Thank you,

Replied by Eve K
Houston, Tx

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...

Replied by Teresa
Sacramento, California

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.
Replied by Tom
Regina, Sk

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.

Replied by Cathy
Melbourne Beach, Florida, Usa

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.
Replied by Andrea

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 :-)
Replied by Corinne
Chicago, IL


Yes, do you have a brand name of the product you ordered from Australia? thank you so much. =)

Replied by Robert Henry
Ten Mile, Tn.

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========

Replied by Gina
Bentonville, AR

Can someone please give me more information about ordering this cream? I recently found a spot on the tip of my nose and do not want to have it cut in to. Hoping to try this cream instead if many have seen positive results. Thank you.
Replied by Greg
Denver, CO

I used black salve on a Basal Cell Carcinoma I had had for years. It certainly worked, it ate into the cancer and down deep. Took about 2 weeks for the scab to form/come off. Problem is, it left me scared. I have a large white depressed patch on my face where the cancer was. In all honesty I shouldn't have done it in such a prominent place on my face. It does work, but be prepared for scarring.
Replied by Robert Henry
Ten Mile, Tn.

HI U GREG, , , , , , , , warned of this in the past but got put down. Black salve certainly works except it can eat a hole as you say. Myself, I have used the egg plant cream, Curaderm, twice with success and once where the cream indicated that it was not a cancer after all.

That is the beauty of Curaderm. If the spot is not a cancer, then it does not turn hard and black. You just stop using.


Replied by Mmsg
Somewhere, Europe

Greg, read up about vitamin E for scarring.
Replied by Jacque10
Georgia, US

I have had 2 battles with Basal Cell. Hydrogen peroxcide 35% mixed with DMSO works. I follow that up with baking soda paste, and then rub area with lemons followed by coconut oil to preserve area.

First time I used diluted hydrogen peroxcide 35% followed by baking soda paste, lemons and coconut oil. Had success both times.

Replied by Michelle Tyndale
Yardley, Pa

I am using the homemade version of the BEC 5 cream as mentioned above. I've been at this for about three weeks. I have basal cell cancer on my nose and my dermatologist recommended MOHS surgery. I am only 42 years young and just want to try something natural before getting my face cut. I've been documenting this process and if it's successful, I will post pictures to follow.

The recipe is hard to find online but it's basically one medium size eggplant and organic, unfiltered apple cider vinegar. You pulverize the eggplant and mix it together with the apple cider vinegar. You want it to be a thick consistency if possible just so that it stays on better. Prior to using this, I tried Dr. Christophers black salve. That was working, just really slow going. Thanks for your posts, especially the ones on plain apple cider vinegar. It helps if you have a community to reach out to!

Replied by Just Chillin
Vannes, France

Hi to all. It's wonderful to read about your success. I have been treating a place on the tip of my nose with apple cider vinegar ( neat) during the day, and also coconut oil mixed in a paste with bicarb of soda, for when I am indoors and at night. Only yesterday it was looking nice and dry with a little scab, but this morning it had bled and the scab was much darker, I think because it bleeding, so I don't know if I knocked it during the night, or if its part of the healing process. Now it has bled, is it ok to continue or should I leave one or other off for a few days, your help will be very much appreciated. Thank you so much
Replied by Nanoagain
Hotspot, Texas

JustChillin, I would keep applying and not give it a chance to close up.

Another good thing to use on the bcc is vitamin C powder. Adding vit E and green tea extract works well with the vitamin C.

You should see some black dots and serous fluid when the mixtures are working and be able to remove bits of tissue little by little.

Replied by Patti
Florida, US

[SIDE EFFECTS]   Hello, I started using apple cider vinagar 4 weeks ago on 3 spots on my legs. They are sooooo very painful, they sting all day long, I am also very tired. They have changed in size and the top is now turning white. How long before the pain and stinging stop and they start to heal?

I have bruises on my legs from the bandages!

Thank you, I was hoping they would be healed by now!

Replied by Om
Hope, Bc Canada

Patti from Florida --I would use the mid stream of my urine, soak a cloth and cover the infected parts for a while. Yours will heal fast. No smell.

Namaste, Om

Replied by Just Chillin
Vannes, France

Thanks so much for your reply, Nanoagain. I will see if I can buy some vitamin c from the chemist. The scab seems to fall of and the process starts again, but each time the original place seems to be reduced. I tend to put the past of bicarb and coconut oil on in the evening, and for the night time, and then the apple cider vinegar during the day. When should I use the vitamin c and how much. When you say remove bits of the tissue, do you mean pick it off.... sounds yuk, but will do whatever it takes. Could I use coconut oil with the vitamin c, or pehaps aloe vera ? thank you so much. I have a wedding to go to in about 6 weeks, I hope it is gone by then xx
Replied by Nanoagain
Hotspot, Texas

Just Chilling, you're quite welcome. I bought vitamin c powder on Amazon. Make a paste with the vitamin c and a vitamin e capsule. Smear it on the lesion and leave it. In the morning, soak a washcloth in hot water and use it to soften the lesion, which will pull off the dead tissue. Reapply paste.

Green tea extract added to the paste is very good as well, but adds a dark color to the paste over time. The vitamin c and e paste is fairly discrete when out in public.

The sodium bicarbonate I found to be very effective and the aloe Vera as well. I juiced the whole leaf and applied it to my face overnight.

Good luck with your treatment!

Replied by Clk

Hello all, I have been getting BCC cut out for years, I'm going to try the ACV but my question is my whole front of leg is covered with bcc so can I use the ASV in large spots? Thank you.
Replied by Mmsg
Somewhere, Europe

Clk, are those areas exposed to sun?

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Posted by Lynn (Watauga, Texas) on 08/18/2015

I'm a 60 year young, white female, 130 pounds, living in the U.S.A., with basal cell carcinoma on the right side of my nose. A blackhead is what I thought it was and had gone to have a different non bcc spot checked on my left cheek. Biopsy was July 28,2015.

I started August 4th using organic apple cider vinegar, baking soda and hydrogen peroxide as a paste, alternating with fresh cut aloe vera (using the inside of the leaf) at night...securing either solution with a band aide. My nose looks horrible, due to the fact of more bcc there than what I'd hoped for. The area is puffy, red and just really looks bad. I believe I had read where it will get worse before it gets better. I'd love to post pictures of this process for two reasons, informative and feedback. Thank you for allowing me to join this discussion.

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Posted by Lory (Kaneohe, Hawaii) on 08/08/2015

[YEA]  Aloha, I have a very large bcc on my forehead , I was going to have MOHS, I decided to wait 4 months because I have a large event happening and I did not want a 4 to 5 inch scar on my face at that time. A friend from my job told me about apple cider vinegar and peroxide. I have to is working.

Now this is what I know ....from my experience

This is what I am doing


I started with the apple cider viniger, slept with a cotton ball loaded with viniger on my forehead.

Dabbed peroxide on it thu the day many times and alternate with the vinegar.

Not only do I put it on the crater itself, but around the area about two inches.

I have been doing this since July 16, 2015


The large crater itself turned white, also bits keep coming out, another bcc appeared above the first one, this second one surfaced and is dying, around these bcc several small ones appeared, they are the roots. It looked like small dots at first..then came to the surface showing itself. The peroxide kills it because it dries it out, it cannot live, the apple cider viniger also kills it and soothes the skin.

I found that using the combo as much as possible works ...I sit and watch tv with a plastic cup and Qtip dabbing the peroxide on. I fan it to dry and add some more peroxide , 9 bcc have appeard and are dying off, just think how big of a scar I would have had if I did go for the MOHS

Depending on how long and deep the bcc is you may have a small scar, but better than a big one or having your eyes look weird because of the pull of the skin to repair your face.

Replied by Denise

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I have basal carcinoma on my top lip close to nose hole, I have been swabbing with Peroxide & Apple Cider Vinegar after which I applied coconut oil mixed with Baking Soda, the carcinoma is very sore but my main concern is that in only a week it appears to have grown rather than decreased.

What should I do?

Replied by Timh Donate


D: I find Cod Liver Oil to be most beneficial in all type skin disorders. Vit-E Oil is also good to apply topically.

Apply Povidone Iodine at least once daily. A synthetic Triple Antibiotic Ointment found at most pharmacies would likely help.

Replied by Nanowriter
Hotspot, Texas

Hi Denise, often the lesion will look bigger because it will get inflamed and swell. If this is the case, it should get smaller with time. It's my belief that the cancer cells get the signal to die when they are treated and then the body has to work to get rid of all the dead cells. so the lesion swells up with lymph and white blood cells, etc. It is normal for it to look worse before it gets better.

Posted by Doinitmyself (Wisconsin, Usa) on 02/04/2014

[YEA]  I was diagnosed with BCC August 2013 via biopsy of pearly bump on upper forehead. Dermo DR recommended 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 hydrogen peroxide (standard 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 Treatment 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 Treatment modes I left the area open (no bandages). In Jan. 2014 I returned to peroxide Treatment 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 Treatment (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 Diagnosis.

Replied by Elise

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.
Replied by Robert Henry
Ten Mile , Tn

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============

Replied by Donna

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.
Replied by Veronica
Western Australia

Do I buy the peroxide and vinegar already mixed? For the treatment of BCC. Thank you. Veronica
Replied by Megan
Texas, US

I really found the curaderm (aka eggplant creme) very dodgy, why, when I wanted to exit the site did a little box pop up urging me to stay? If this was legit it would NOT need crap like that. It's a scam.
Replied by George
Wichita, Kansas

I have used the Curaderm for a small skin cancer on my finger and it works. The area was about the size of maybe 1/8 inch on top of the skin but when using the Curaderm the under the skin area darkened to about the size of a quarter. After about a week or so the skin starts to heal.
Replied by Doinitmyself
Wisconsin, US

It has been a year since my original post and thought I'd give an update on my status. The original bump on my forehead remains NOTHING but the scar from the biopsy - the remaining 'half-bump' has been gone since before I went to 2nd dermo DR. In March 2014 I realized that a 'bump' on my right cheek was not just a pimple. I applied the peroxide Tx for a month but it didn't seem to do much, then I applied the ACV (apple cider vinegar) Tx sporadically for a month and it didn't really do anything either. I got busy with summer fun and forgot about it. Since late winter to now I've been doing a mix between peroxide and ACV Tx and today I feel I've finally gotten somewhere because the area opened and bled without my coaxing (no real squeezing or scratching). Now I'm applying ACV Tx frequently to really get at the thing (same 'scrubbing wet q-tip' thing). In summary - I think I've learned that WHERE you get the BCC impacts how easy it is to cure. My forehead is thin skin and things progressed in a reasonable timeframe; this new 'bump' on my cheek is in the fleshy/puffy area and I think that is what is making it harder to cure - but I think I've had a literal 'break through' today.

for sure: no MOHs for me!

Veronica: this is late - but I use either peroxide OR apple cider vinegar.

all: I'm not sure that MOHs or peroxide or ACV Tx will cause further episodes. I believe that once we get it - we are prone to get it again. lucky thing is - it is slow growing.... Regarding eggplant cream and questionable websites - I think you're dealing with snake oil sales-sites - I prefer to stick to the basics. EC does not like 'naming names' but the ACV that I use starts with 'b' and is headquartered in California.

Replied by Denise

2 Posts
How often should I apply peroxide & ACV to my Basal Cell Carcinoma? Do I apply on alternate days?

And at what stage should I apply the Vit C & coconut oil paste? The cell looks enlarged and the crater bigger, it gets very sore after applying Vit C paste and stings & has a discharge. Please advise me.

Baking Soda and Coconut Oil   1  0   

Posted by Carol (North Carolina, US) on 11/20/2014

[YEA]  I was just diagnosed with basal cell on the tip of my nose. I used a paste of coconut oil and baking soda (1 tsp of each) as often as I could. I also first swabbed the area with apple cider vinegar. I am happy to say after about 6 weeks, I am free of any cancer on my nose. It works and looks completely normal.

Replied by Taylor

Hi! I was just recently diagnosed with basal cell carcinoma as well and I saw your post and I have been using the baking soda and coconut oil. What happened when you used it? Mine has a scab on it that's hollow and it has a ring around that looks like it's trying to heal. It's flaky after putting the paste on. Is this normal?
Replied by Mmsg
Somewhere, Europe

Taylor, that's exactly what mine looked like during my treatment of it with 101 different tryouts of things.

If the area isn't getting bigger, keep at it and pls report back.

Replied by Colleen

I have just been diagnosed with a BCC on my nose, after being told last year it was just a scratch by a GP and had it zapped with the dry ice thing :( After the skin cancer doctor doing 3 biopsies and freaking me out, he says it's around $5000 up front, which I don't have, even if I wanted the surgery straight away. I'm glad I've seen this page and that people seem to have success with the ACV, baking soda and coconut oil. They are all things I already have, so I will start today and see what happens... It's good to see so many people here who have been through it before. I've not really been around anyone with this problem before, and the doctor scared the heck out of me :)
Replied by Just Chillin
Vannes, France

I have been using both apple cider vinegar and a paste of bicarb and coconut oil. I am not sure if I knocked the scab, but it has bled and gone dark now, so is it safe to continue with both of these treatments? Thank you so much
Replied by Monique

How long do I keep the bs and co paste on the basal cell?

Posted by Cherryjoy (Quezon City, Philippines) on 08/23/2014

Hi my mother is suffering for late stage skin cancer, I'm not sure what type of skin cancer it is. Can I just ask if it Baking soda + coconut oil can still heal late stages of skin cancer? Please email me if possible. thanks :)))) badly needed.

Replied by Wdstklady
New York

CherryJoy, Of course it will help any stage of BCC. Use organic raw apple cider vinegar and after generously wiping with a Cotton ball & allowing to dry apply baking soda & coconut oil. You should see results after 3 to 4 weeks. Stay away from chemical sunscreens and wear a large brimmed hat.

Baking Soda, Castor Oil, Hydrogen Peroxide   1  0   

Posted by Stephen (Newcastle, NSW Australia) on 07/05/2008

[YEA]  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.

Baking Soda, Hydrogen Peroxide   0  0   

Posted by Carol (Glasgow, Scotland) on 11/29/2010

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.

Basal Cell Carcinoma Remedies   0  1   

Posted by Brooke (Durango, Co) on 10/04/2013

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.

Replied by Mama To Many Donate

Tennessee, Usa

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~

Replied by Mike
Denver, Colorado

Brooke: The milk thistle is actually milk weed.

Posted by Lala (Mcminnville, Or) on 05/30/2013

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.

Replied by Chickenlady

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!
Replied by Mmsg
Somewhere, Europe

Lala, read up on castor oil. And also on BCC right here on EC.
Replied by Mama To Many Donate

Middle, Tennessee, Usa

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!

Replied by Yolanda

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.
Replied by Mya
Texas, US

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?
Replied by Jax

[NAY]   Has anyone else had experience with colloidal silver on an eyelid bbc? I have bbc on my lower eyelid and have been soaking a q-tip in colloidal silver (first started 10 ppm and now using 30 ppm) and applying on the bbc several times per day with no success. I've been doing this since February and have not noticed any difference in size or color. I want to avoid Moh's at all costs! I am also fearful of putting other remedies like Apple Cider Vinegar on or near my eye. any feedback is appreciated. Thanks!
Replied by Mmsg
Somewhere, Europe

Jax, read up on using wetted clay. NOT IN your eye, just on the lids. Very easy to wash off even if it drys on you.
Replied by Om
Hope, Bc Canada

Jax --- try cold pressed castor oil also called Palma Christi, it can be put into the eye and does many good healings. Do research under Edgar Cayce.

Namaste, Om

Replied by Jax

Thank you, Mmsg and Om. I will explore both options for the bcc on my eyelid. I appreciate the suggestions!

Basal Cell Epithelium Remedies   0  0   

Posted by Mmsg (Somewhere, Europe) on 02/08/2014

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?

Replied by Mama To Many Donate

Tennessee, Usa

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~

Replied by Dave Donate

Fountain Inn, Sc

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.)

Replied by Jos

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.

Replied by Mmsg
Somewhere In Europe

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?
Replied by Mama To Many Donate

Tennessee, Usa

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~

Replied by Dave Donate

Fountain Inn, Sc


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.

Replied by Mmsg
Somewhere, Europe

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!
Replied by Mmsg
Somewhere, Europe

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.
Replied by Robin
Upstate New York, US

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!
Replied by Mmsg
Somewhere, Europe

Ok, people. For about two weeks I have been applying clay poultices (wet clay wrapped in a small piece of cotton cloth) for about 1/2 hour at a time on this BCC. I did that about 2-3 times a day. At first there was always gook (pus/blood) on the cloth when I took it off, but today there is no oozing of anything.

BUT, the area is still well defined with bumps and depressions. I will continue with clay but how will I know if it's gone and healing? My surgery is yet to be announced by the powers that be, I guess there is a LONG list of surgeries. I am contemplating asking for a biopsy, or punch biopsy or whatever, before they slash. Or if I see ANY part of it turning to normal skin height and looks, I'll be tempted to cancel the surgery. Any thoughts on the geography of what's left?

Replied by Timh Donate


Mmsg: Very glad to hear from you w/ a positive update. I had been thinking maybe a poultice of Borax would help, as you were considering. I think it worth a try, maybe rotating w/ the Clay. I would also rotate any number of topical natural antibiotics like Iodine, Colloidal Silver, Hydrogen Peroxide. If no further progress, I would highly recommend one of those small Don Croft Zappers; at that local level the pathogens must die from a direct current.

I was shopping for Hemp Oil/CBD on Amazon the other day and found a merchant selling a combo-pack of Hemp Oil for oral consumption w/ a container of Hemp Oil Salve. This would surely make a difference as Cannabinoids are powerful anti-carcinogens.

Hope this helps.

Bloodroot   2  0   

Posted by Suz (Salt Lake City, Utah) on 10/25/2013

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.

Replied by Nanowriter
Hotspot, Texas

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.

Replied by Mmsg
Somewhere, Europe

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!
Replied by Mmsg
Somewhere, Europe

Add 5% tincture of Iodine to the list of topical items we are trying.

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