Natural Remedies for Basal Cell Carcinoma

Jun 26, 2017

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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Posted by Zoey (Thailand) on 03/31/2017
5 out of 5 stars

I had basal cell skin cancer inside the top curve of my ear for over 10 years. I saw various doctors during that time and treatments did not work. Last year I was told my a new doctor that my only option now, was mohs. I saw pictures on the internet of mohs surgery and the large holes that are in need of plastic surgery.

I came upon this site and read the other reviews. I have been using ACV for 5 weeks and I believe it will be completely healed in another week. I put the vinegar on a q-tip about 10 times per day, a few nights I left it on all night. It went through a painful period, but now it has almost completely closed and is not noticeable or scarred. I am so surprised by the results, I believe the key is to keep doing it, even through the painful period, just believe it will work.

Replied by Kathy
Los Angeles, Ca

Hi Zoey, I hope you have continued success with being rid of your BCC. I had it on my temple area about 5 yrs ago. My Dermatologist removed it surgically in her office- and the lab showed clean margins. It returned about 4 years later and I ended up having Mohs surgery last June. While it was not a fun process taking care of the wound site for almost 2 months after the surgery, it healed so unbelievably well it barely shows - so I can't imagine what pictures of Moh's surgery holes you saw on the internet. Perhaps they were right after surgery before they had time to heal or may end the BCC was very extensive.

Replied by Margeaux
Los Angeles, Ca

What wonderful advice related to ACV and BCC. My situation is that I started out with a small speck on my face close to my nose. I had it checked by a PCP. We both thought it was a blocked pore, (blackheads). I was applying clay masks and doing anything I could to address blackheads. Anyway, it grew so just saw a dermatologist last week.

I'm rather a moley kind of person, have many. I've also have spent enough time in the sun too. I'm of the third age. Anyway the dermatologist immediately said it was a BCC. I'm going in for a biopsy on June 20th. He also told me he'd have to remove it surgically. Oh boy!!

Anyway, I'm wondering whether the ACV would work for a BCC such as the one I have. It is of the darker variety compared to some of the BCCs that have been posted about here.

Anyway, I know I don't have to tell you all that I'm so reluctant with idea of the surgery.

One question I have is what kind of soap or cleanser can be safely used on my face to clean it before I apply the ACV. Do any of you use sun screen on the BCC? I basically have been really paranoid to put anything on the BCC itself, since I tried covering it up with makeup some mos. ago, and it seemed as if that possibly agitated it. Who knows, but that is when it started to look a little bigger.

I'm really trying to find alternative ideas or protocol as to how best to address this challenge in front of me.

Thank you all for advice given,


Replied by Darrell

Appreciate the good experience of surgery. I'm going 6/21. Took biopsy a week ago and that is healing rather well. I've read moist is best and it seems to be. I have it on the side of the nose near the tip. I've read so much on the procedure as well as taking care of it to prevent scarring. Also looking at what one can do to help lessen probability of returning....thus this site.

Los Angeles, Ca

Hi Darrell,

I was biopsy treatment, I just had one two days ago. Still have the bandaid on it they sent me home with. Is it wise to remove it now?

Derm hardly gave me any post treatment instructions about the biopsy. Can I wash it safely after two days, and should I apply something such as Polysporin, since I've also read about keeping it moist.

How are you doing? Have you had the surgery? Wish you all the best.


Replied by Rose

Margeaux~ I am currently treating 2 spots on my shoulder with a combination of ACV and baking soda mixed with coconut oil. They both look lighter and less "angry" than they did a week ago. I treated similar spots on my other shoulder last year and both went away completely. Even though I have very fair skin, I haven't used commercial sunscreens in years due to all the chemicals in them. I also haven't used conventional make-up in years for the same reason. For moisturizer, I use either coconut oil, or a raw, organic aloe vera gel. I hope this helps! Good luck with however you decide to treat your BCC.

Replied by Margeaux
Los Angeles, Ca


Thanks so much for your advice. Yes, since I posted that day, which was when I got the news, I've been doing a lot of research about BCC. I understand that the coconut oil and baking soda is another way one can go as far a natural treatment. It took me a whole week to feel the fear, and face it anyway. Today I started the ACV, actually I have a wet cotton right over the area as I type.

Anyway, sending good vibes to you and anyone who needs some of that too.


Replied by Margeaux
Los Angeles, Ca

Hi Rose,

How is your treatment progressing? Well, I did a few days worth of the ACV on my mole. It stung just a bit. I think it was the 2nd day after I'd applied it, and since I was going out during sunlight hours, I placed a bandaid over it. The bandaid came off before I left, and I noticed a tiny bit of blood on it. Is this normal, and should I continue to apply the ACV?

Actually, I stopped after I experienced this, for two days now. Tomorrow I'm scheduled for the biopsy, so I'm aware I'll have to allow that to heal. So I'm just wondering if you or anyone might know how long I'd have to wait after a biopsy, until I can continue the ACV, or any other natural treatment on the BCC. I guess I'd also better be ready with some polysporin? Anyway, this is a concern of mine today. Thank you.


Replied by Rose

Hi Margeaux~

Yes, both the ACV and baking soda do sting a bit, but I figure that's telling me it's working. My treatment seems to be going well, thank you for asking. I did have bleeding a few times as well. Again, I see that as a good sign. These spots seem to be taking longer to heal than last time, but it may be due to my less-than-ideal diet at the moment. I have a lot of other stress in my life right now, and I haven't been eating very well because of it. I'm trying to decrease my sugar intake, but that's easier said than done! I don't know about time to wait after the biopsy, but you could try just raw organic coconut oil at first. I figure if you can eat it, it can't hurt! Good luck with your treatment.


Replied by Margeaux
Los Angeles, Ca

Hi Rose,

Thank you so much for the reply. I was beginning to feel lonely on this thread, but realize that some posts are rather old, possibly some people just want to move on, understandable.

Good to hear that your treatment is going well. Oh....the sugar, yes I'm there also! I'm trying hard to cut down on that, and yes diet is important.

So it's now day three post biopsy. I've felt a bit of discomfort, and a bit of bleeding, not too bad. I still have the band aid over it, but today I'm going to remove and try applying possibly the coconut oil, as it is antibacterial. I'd also thought of polysporin.

Thanks for the suggestion, really appreciated.


Replied by Bonnie
Nashville Tn

Hi Darrell, you need to leave the wound covered with a bandage until you have the stitches removed. Also keep it moist with Vaseline. After the bandage is removed use coconut oil on it or vitamin E oil.

Posted by Cbnormandy (Sacramento, California) on 09/15/2016
5 out of 5 stars

I had a small BCC (basal cell carcinoma) on the bridge of my nose for 5 years. It looked like a small brown scab. It would just stay there for months, unless I pealed it off ... in which case it would bleed and form a new scab. Nothing would take it away, until I began trying apple cider vinegar. I dipped a small, flat, cotton oval pad (the kind used to remove makeup) into apple cider vinegar, and I placed the pad on the bridge of my nose. I left the soaked pad on my nose for 20 minutes a day. Slowly, the small scab-looking BCC started to fade, leaving a bumpy, pink lesion underneath.

At about the 4th week of treatment, the pink lesion seemed to suddenly become wider. I was frightened, until I read that BCC's can actually run deeper and wider than their surface appearance: BCC's can have deeper tentacle-like structures underneath their surface. Unless all of these "tentacles" of the BCC are removed, the cancer will grow back. So I continued applying the ACV-soaked pads to the bridge of my nose.

By the 7th week of treatment, the bumpy pink lesion flattened out. By then it looked like flat new skin had completely replaced the BCC. Nevertheless, I continued another week of treatment. It looked like the BCC was actually gone, after only 8 weeks! Since then, I have not applied apple cider vinegar to the area, and the BCC has never returned!

Update: May 9, 2017

Although the apple cider vinegar seemed to completely get rid of my BCC, it started to regrow very slowly like a scab three months later (Jan 2017). This time, I did not retreat the BCC with apple cider vinegar. I just ignored it and went on with my life, since it was still very small. However, by April, I decided to try a different treatment. Since I had read that cancers feed off sugar, I began a ketogenic diet (no sugar and no carbs) to try and see if I could starve out the cancer. Within a week, the BCC started to shrink, and within a month the BCC was completely gone! So I have decided to remain on the ketogenic diet for the rest of this summer, just to make sure the cancer does not return. Meanwhile, I have discovered another benefit of the ketogenic diet ... my psoriasis has cleared up!

Replied by Luis

Re apple cider vinegar, etc

Hi, I'm a 41 yo male. 3 years ago I had a Keracanthoma. I had it surgically removed on my nose. It required multiple extensive plastic surgeries to fix the defect. It looks like I have another one popping up on my nose again on the other side. The first time I had no idea what it was so I had it let go for 2 mos before I went to Drs. I happen to have a appt w myy PCP as he likes to see me every 2 1/2 mos every since this occurred. So im planning to have take a look even tho thats not his specialty. If I schedule a appt w a Derm it w likely be 6 weeks away. Is there anything you can recommend in mean time. As this is starting up im thinking if I catch it early I can better treat it without the mohs etc.

Replied by Jmj
Los Angeles Ca

Have you been back to dermatologist? I have bcc and willing to try any method besides the surgery they all want to do, cancer grows under skin, how do you know it's gone?

Replied by Sheri

Hi CB, THANK YOU so much for your detailed input. What you describe is exactly what I have been dealing with for two years now. My BCC spot is on the side of my nose. It started out as a small 'sun spot' -- light brown, slightly raised -- enough that I noticed it from the corner of my eye. I stupidly put Compound W on it (for warts). That did indeed burn off the small spot (smaller than the top of a pencil eraser), but ever since then I've been dealing with what looks exactly like a BCC (from pics on 'net) that won't heal. I've tried numerous home treatments, and managed to get it to the point it looked like it was about gone, only to have it start growing back. I haven't tried ACV, but will start that regimen today, thanks to your input. So tired of having this on my nose, but I have no health insurance and no desire to have half my nose cut off by an overzealous derm. Blessings to you for giving me the info and a new hope for clearing this on my own w/o losing half my nose.

Replied by Margeaux
Los Angeles, Ca


I totally understand how you feel regarding overzealous derms! I really hope this protocol works for you and all of us!


Posted by Martha (Usa) on 07/27/2016
5 out of 5 stars

I have had a growth on my forehead near my hairline for years. I could hide it with the way my hair falls but was always conscious of it in the wind or when in the water. It started as a small bump but changed size and color a bit and was creeping down my forehead. I had another skin colored, round bump on the other side of my forehead that I couldn't hide but didn't mind so much. Then it started to get larger. So off to the web. I found this site, read all the way through and decided to try using acv. My co-workers thought I was nuts because I was self diagnosing but I figured I would try this first before going to a practitioner. I just want to say, "Thank you! " Both of my bumps are gone. It took a few weeks of regular attention but for me it worked! After the initial attack of Apple Cider Vinegar I switched to Hydrogen peroxide because it felt more gentle to my skin. I'm fair skinned, 50, female.

Replied by Carrie
West Hartford, Ct

Hi Martha,

How did you use the Apple Cider Vinegar on your face? Did you apply it several times a day? How long did it take to work?

Replied by Martha

Hi, I taped a piece of Apple Cider Vinegar saturated cotton ball to my forehead at night before bed and kept it on all night for about a week. It did sting and hurt but it is doing its job. On my days off from work I would dab more Apple Cider Vinegar on during the day when I thought of it. Once the area started to change colors and it seemed like the skin was getting too irritated I stopped applying the cotton ball at night. I put a band aid over the area during the day so people wouldn't be uncomfortable. All in all it was about 3.5-4 weeks.

Replied by Lisa

Hi, thanks for sharing. Did you experience a puss coming out of the area throughout the treatment?

Replied by Your Dermatologist

FYI, I can tell you based on the photo that is not even a skin cancer. That is a seborrheic Keratosis. That is a benign lesion. None of these remedies actually work on cancer. You should not be diagnosing lesions on your face if you do not have medical training.

Replied by Joe

You can treat it naturally. The medical community makes a lot of money if you don't so it is discouraged.

Replied by Brent

The information you shared illustrates what's wrong with medicine today... Instead of conveying gratitude that a natural cost effective treatment shows promise in treating bcc, you focus on your perceived intellectual corner on the market... please share "evidence" these treatments don't cure cancer, the medical community has lost its ability to "speak" the truth into existence...

Replied by Vanessa

Wow I have a lot of those on my forehead. As soon as my treatment for the basal cell is finished I am going to apply ACV to those too. Thanks for the picture.

Replied by Angel

That's just not can cure bcc and I have with a selection of things..I suggest you re-educate yourself :-) There really is no reason for anyone not to have this knowledge!

Replied by June K.

You provided a before picture can you please provide an "after" picture? I'd love to see the results.

Replied by Trish

She didn't self-diagnose, but she found a remedy that successfully worked for whatever she had. As dermatologist, I realize this doesn't support your livelihood, and I fully understand why you would want to discourage this, but it sure doesn't make you right. All of these remedies most definitely can and do kill cancer. The poisons that the medical industry peddles cause cancer and kill people. Becoming empowered and educated to take back your health into your own hands, and to quit falling for the lies of an industry that really only cares about protecting its profits is the best thing any one individual can do for their health and quality of life.

You are not my dermatologist. I'd fire you.

Posted by Debbie (San Diego) on 02/29/2016
5 out of 5 stars

I had a pimple or cyst in the middle of my nose that my GP doctor attempted to prevent from being a constant problem. It developed into what he was 99% sure was a BCC. A friend referred me to your site when I had a few days off and a week until it was to be biopsied. I decided follow Mike's detailed protocol but perhaps should have waited to more of the others because I was not prepared for the second big connected area that was apparently a sunken BCC. Unsure, I kept using the ACV when they had dried instead of stopping. Then I developed a staph infection. I went to the derm doctor appointment that way instead of with it healed. Good news is that the infection cleared easily and I did not use antibiotic prescription, but the antibiotic ointment for a couple days. Earthclinic's info on staph was helpful.

When the scab washed off I used ACV once or twice, some H2O2 a couple times but no second white scab formed, or it came of early, not sure. The indentation was kind of alarming. I began the aloe and vitamin E, alternately with coconut oil and have been doing that for several days. Depending on the light, the indentations appear to be VERY slowly healing... or not at all, but the BCC is gone. Next I may have to check Earthclinic's info on scars... hope not, but this was going to be my third BCC surgery, so I will either way for the first two.

I definitely would follow Earthclinic's protocols again, just with more understanding and confidence. Thanks Kate and Mike and all of you for your input, and those who run the site. It's a blessing!

Replied by Debbie
San Diego

Since using ACV as I wrote EC before, in an attempt not to bite the hurry hook again, and to get input from my doctors, I kept Derm doctor appointment, let him do a biopsy on my nose's original BCC scar, and started using a zinc based sunscreen during the day, healing aloe and Vit. E at night, or coconut oil just at night. The biopsy showed the BCC still there and we scheduled a MOHS surgery and the Derm doctor said I would probably need plastic surgery. I have several mild scars from the apparent other BCCs that the ACV unearthed, and one that sort of snakes up my nose. It showed up after one application of H2O2, just for cleaning once during the process. The Derm doctor denied that ACV could remove a BCC and the next day, after prayer and scriptures about the world's wisdom being foolish, I decided I would not do MOHS. I am getting a second opinion from my original GP who saw the original 1/8 inch mole. Medicare coverage of plastic surgery is something to ask about also. My thought is to let my body and my Lord heal my nose. Both are able and willing and since having someone with the gift of healing pray for me I am finding freedom from things I used to think about my health and slowly beginning to eat the healing foods I seemed unable to eat before. Things are not what they seem. In praying about whether to write this follow-up, I remembered the Proverb that lots of counsel is good, so if anyone has any advice, I am listening...

Replied by Patricia
42 posts


I removed a basal cell carcinoma with Cansema back in 2001. It has not come back. The dermatologist was one of the top ten in the country and he said it was still there after Cansema removed it. I said how can we find out? Do a biopsy? he said no. I said "what?" He said we have to do 4. He did 4 and all 4 came back negative for tumors.

His price 15,000 plus. Cansema under 50. I was afraid and what convinced me to use it was one particular testimonial where a man from Australia showed pictures of removing a cancer from his tongue. Those old testimonials are available on the waybackmachine.

They help to know what to expect should happen. I don't know if it is still available in this country. Google it.

Replied by Jim

Hi Debbie.

Reading your initial note, the BCC is located on the bridge of your nose, where the skin-covering is very thin. Cutting out a BCC from the bridge would result in an actual hole revealing your nasal cavity. This is the likely reason your dermatologist mentioned plastic surgery. (Skin from the side of the nose would be stretched and tugged over the hole then stitched.) As Patricia writes, bloodroot pastes are certainly effective at destroying BCC, SCC and other cancerous growths on or near the surface of the body; but in your particular situation, using such means on the nose-bridge would likely create a hole showing the nasal cavity beneath.

I would recommend you instead use a tiny drop of the sap from a plant called Petty Spurge, native to Australia (though now growing in many countries, including the US). You will likely need to obtain the seeds to grow it yourself (Ebay). Wait a week until the scab falls off, then determine if you wish more skin removed. Google has become a political tool so I'll recommend you 'Bing' this little plant and read all you can.

Reiterating, the nose is a thin sheath of skin covering your nasal cavity. Go slow when attempting to remove BCC's and SCC's from thereon.

Replied by Robert Henry
Ten Mile, Tn.

HI U DEBBIE,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, think long and hard before you use black salve on your nose for a basal cell cancer. It will leave you severely scarred. Instead consider Curaderm. Http://

I have used it twice to cure my skin cancer. It leaves no scaring as black salve does. Yes, black salve works, but you will be scarred.


Replied by Lil G
Missouri City, Tx
5 out of 5 stars

I am using the regiment for the cure for Basal Cell Carcinoma and I have some questions? First how do you know it is working? And how long do you continue to use the mix. I use Peroxide, Apple Cider Vinegar, and Baking Soda with coconut oil; then vitamin E. They all have the properties to fight cancer, heal, and repair. The area is 3 times larger, but it has been know to get bigger before it gets better.

Any help with length of time would be much appreciated.

Replied by Manu
5 out of 5 stars

Working. With only Acv and aloe vera with vit E .

Replied by Erik

Dear sirs

Subject: Natural cure of basalioma or basal cell carcinoma. The products that can be used are, inter alia, Apple Cider Vinegar, Hydrogen Peroxide, Iodine, Milk Thistle. I need to know, if we should use only one of these at a time, during a period of treatment of a week or more, or, if we can use several of them simultaneously, ie, mixed or combined directly after each other at the moment of application, or, intermittently, ie, one of them one day and another of them another day.

This seems to be an important question. In advance, thank you for your understanding. Sincerely yours Erik

Replied by Stephanie

In reply to Debbie in San Diego.

Debbie, my heart goes out to you but I believe there is HOPE...and not just hope. Here is a website with a video showing the daily progress of BCC during the process of using BEC5 cream: It is very helpful to see how the cancer expands and looks terrible for a while and then as it heals, the skin goes totally back to normal. I did see another video, also, where a woman also gave a daily record and after it seemed to heal, the area broke open a bit more and the process continued. Apparently, the cancer can snake around under the skin and you may have to continue longer than expected. In one video, a nose was eaten away and looked very disturbing but after the cancer was entirely gone, the nose grew beautifully back to its original condition. There is a lot of information and many videos and so forth in regard to this BEC5. It has very positive results consistently. I recently had to restart a curing protocol on my 92-year old husband who had BCC under his eye. I spoke to the doctor and told him about the Curaderm BEC5 cream. He immediately took an interest, went to his computer and looked it up. He was happy to see that clinical trials had been done and was very positive about giving me the go - ahead. BCC grows pretty slowly so you can take some time to research this cure. The best of luck to you.

Replied by Irene

Debbie, wow that is incredible!! How are you doing now? Has it returned? I do not want to cut my face open. I am 27 years old and truly believe there is another way! Note: I was never in the sun that much minus as a kid but my grandparents always put sunscreen on me or hats (but I am convinced it was from too many xrays in conjunction with sun perhaps..or maybe its sunscreen!?) still strange. It appeared out of nowhere on my cheek! Freezing pushes it deeper down and cutting it away will make me so sad. Will try this soon.

Replied by Debbie
San Diego

Thank you, Patricia, Jim, Henry, Stephanie and Irene for your kind comments and ideas. I have been in healing mode and learning in other areas and just now getting back to the nose. The BCC was lower on my nose, not quite the bridge but that was very important to learn about the thin skin and nasal cavities. The hook like snake scar is up on the bridge. Will look into the other ideas too. Thank you!

Replied by Sandy

i have the exact delimma on my scalp above my right eye brow...started out useing sovereign silver and am not using the baking soda/coconut oil bandaid method..with occasional apple cider and hydrogen peroxide on it...I think what I have is squamous..but not 100% sure...

Replied by Peter

I have just had 6 lesions on my torso, arm and leg diagnosed as BCC by a dermatologist, the worst one being confirmed by biopsy. 3 were treated immediately by liquid nitrogen spray, the other ones the dermo wanted to book for surgery and plastic surgery. I'm going back to my GP to see if I can convince them to blast the others with nitrogen as well. The gas is made in a fairly clean manner, in fact it's a by product of other processes, so I reckon it should be included in natural remedies.

I searched for natural remedies and found this site and all its excellent information. An observation though made by my 14 yr old son who was reading over my shoulder. Neither baking soda nor peroxide are natural products. Once upon a time you could find natural sources of sodium hydroxide, but that was exhausted decades ago.

We have spent decades replacing factory products with natural products, and the only food in our vegetarian/vegan home (we have some of each) is certified biodynamic or organic. And not just any organic product, the vast majority of organic products are just mostly organic. We operate a co-op which only stocks and sells fully organic products. Have a look at the organic standards for "approved additives" and you'll see there's not much that can't be added to organic products. And 100% percent certified does not mean all the ingredients are organic either. Buggered if I know what it means, but start turning over labels on organic food and read what's actually in it.

Anyway, if you're looking for a natural cure with full scientific back up then I reckon liquid nitrogen which simply freezes the cancer cells is a good way to go. The cancer council of australia has an excellent pdf for free on their site which is a guide to practitioners for BCC's and Bowens, and which goes in to great detail in terms of treatment.

Replied by Robert Henry
Ten Mile, Tn.

HI U PETER,,,,,,,, I'm surprised that you are not aware of your countryman that learned that you could cure BCC with an ingredient in your devil's apple or our eggplant. When he did this, he was a hero, but soon the dermatologists were outraged in that their patients were self medicating. He had to hightail it to England where he now sells his Curaderm. I keep a tube for this 80+ year old thin skin.

Myself, I have learned that the new skin cancers can be taken out with CO2, but not the older ones. I think you will learn this too. Read the EC archives to get the big picture.

I wish you well.===ORH===

Posted by Mike (Abington, Pennsylvania) on 12/17/2015
5 out of 5 stars

Kate from New Zealand Apple Cider Vinegar's protocol post on 08/19/2015 is very good. It works. I followed her methods, and received similar results. I would like to add a little more detail that may address some other questions/concerns throughout, as I've read virtually everything on here while I was administering ACV on a BCC raised/waxy lump on the center of my nose. Here's the history:

A few years ago, I went to the dermatologist for a small scar on my nose that would repeatedly heal and then bleed if bumped. The doc took one look, made no fuss, and blasted it with liquid nitrogen to freeze it off. I thought this was the end of it, and after a week, all seemed well. It returned. Back to the derm office for another treatment. This time, they prescribed Fluorouracil 5% topical cream, and mentioned something about a possible biopsy if it persisted. The Fluorouracil burned and made the spot red and nasty for weeks. It sort of cured it. Only within the last few months did the lump appear again, and I wasn't feeling visiting the derm office again; so I found Earth Clinic and decided to give Apple Cider Vinegar a go. Here's what I did:

Began on a Friday morning around 9am. I used an organic ACV with "the Mother", cut a cotton ball into small wads to fit across the site. A cotton wad saturated with ACV will stay stationary until it dries. I replaced the wad every hour. After the second hour, as Kate mentioned, the center of the BCC turned black, encircled by a white ring. I followed this procedure for nine hours, changing the wad every hour (fortunately, I work from home, so I didn't have to concern myself about appearances). After 6:30pm on Friday evening, I left the site alone. The scab maintained the dark brown/black center with a white outer rim (beyond that was redness). I woke in the middle of the night, and secured a cotton wad with a bandaid and went to sleep (about five hours).

Saturday morning, I began replacing the wad every hour for four hours. I stopped between 11am through 3pm. Then applied the wad for another four hours until 7pm. The site maintained redness and the scab, the white ring with the black center. Woke up early Sunday morning and for the next five hours replaced the ACV wad every hour again. I also purchased Hydrogen Peroxide 3%, as I read other folks used that as a support, and began dabbing a qtip on the site before replacing the ACV wad on Sunday morning. I stopped from noon through 4pm and began again until 8pm. At this point, the site around the scab became really red and sensitive.

Around 5pm on Sunday afternoon, I began applying an all natural Vitamin E cream and Aloe Vera gel to help with the redness. While applying the cream, I brushed the scar off and it revealed a decent size indentation/hole. The entire site around the indentation was white and outside was red. I had the sense that the ACV did its job and was in the clear. For the next few hours, the ACV really burned/stung. I used the Hydrogen Peroxide 3% very sparingly too.

I was a little concerned, as I was left with a indentation/hole in the center of my nose, but I trusted the process. I also sensed this was the end having to soak a cotton wad in ACV; so I did not use ACV or secure a wad on the site over Sunday night. Monday morning, I began the process of administering Vitamin E and Aloe Vera gel on the site to promote healing, and to reduce the redness. Fortunately, overnight, a whitish (healthy looking) scab formed, covering the indentation/hole which was a comfort. A few other little whitish scars formed around the main site where the BCC was; so from what I read, this must have been "tentacles" that would be no more through this protocol.

I duly persisted a few times a day with the Vitamin E and Aloe Vera gel combo through Wednesday evening, along with some quality organic essential oils with a coconut oil base to cool the redness, as I had them laying around and figure it couldn't hurt. During one application, I brushed off the whitish scab and the indentation/hole was about 97% closed! Also noticed a little flaky skin where a tentacle was. I ever so gently worked it across the site, and it remove a layer of dead skin along with two dark spots, revealing perfectly healthy pink skin underneath! After, I washed my face with a Coconut/Olive oil soap.

Thursday (day 6) and the site, while it is pink due to the new skin, the spot in the center is 99% closed and won't be noticeable, I'm sure in a day or so. Thank you all for sharing your healing process with BCC. I hope my sharing helps others who choose the ACV protocol to assist in their healing.

Stick it out during the first couple days of dealing with skin discoloration, redness and stinging. The second day, when applying the ACV wad, I had a dull nagging headache throughout, which I knew was a result of the ACV getting it done. ACV is magic! I hope you have as much success as I've had with this protocol.

Replied by Irene

Wow! Did the derm happen to tell you if it was precancerous or the beginning stage? How big was yours? I only ask because my BCC is very tiny and I do not want to be cut open by any means. I am only 27 and to be honest I am not in the sun that much and always wear spf (which now I know can cause cancer ugh). Also I heard that xrays can bring it about (which I had two sets of dental ones before this sucker popped on up including a neck xray). Your post gives me hope, thank you!

Abington, Pa

Hi Irene,

The Derm was light on specifics. In fact, they didn't pitch up much fuss about it, as the BCC wasn't too big--even during the second visit. The diameter was roughly the size of a standard BiC pen opening at the bottom where the ball point comes out, to give you some idea of the size.

I repeated this procedure (albeit in a lesser amount of the time) with small BCCs on the scalp, arm and another spot on the nose--all with the same positive results from administering ACV. The small spots on the scalp, I soaked a qtip in ACV and pressed it on the site until it stung, and let the sting ride for a few minutes until it lessened (hanging there, taking some slow deep breaths helps, as the sting can be sharp, but it will pass). After, I gently washed the site with soap and water, and left it alone. Within a day or so, the site turned black, scabbed, and after another day or so, the scab fell off, and perfectly pink skin underneath. Total time: about three-to-four days after pressing the qtip on the site once for completely healthy pink looking skin.

That quicker procedure seems to work well on small/superficial BCC spots. What I noticed, when the stinging abates, the ACV got to the root, and while there will be redness and white circles around the site treated, healing is starting. The day after, just leave the site alone, as the site treated will turn a darker color and scab. If you have a vitamin E cream around, or some coconut oil to keep the inflamed skin cooled, use that, but if not, just keep it clean during your normal washing routine. Persistent, larger BCCs that scab and then bleed when brushed, the longer procedure outlined provides a good healing treatment with ACV.

Happy healing!


Replied by Nadia
Chicago, Il

Thank you for sharing! I'm going to begin tomorrow morning for my Basal cell bc I don't want to do the chemo cream.

Question...on Friday when you said you left it alone, was it covered with just a dry cotton wad or did u put ACV on it? Also you stated u woke in the middle of the night and changed the cotton wad, again was it dry or ACV? I'm trying to get an idea of what to do exactly. During the hours when you didn't apply the ACV hourly, what did you do? Leave it open, covered, or with an ACV coated cotton wad? Thank you so much!

Abington, Pa

Hi Nadia,

Just getting around to checking this site. I haven't been on here in for a while. To address your questions: on Friday evening after 6:30pm, I left the site alone, meaning I didn't use a cotton wad. I wanted it to air out. In the middle of the night, I woke up, and decided to soak a cotton wad with ACV and secure it with a band-aid until morning. During the treatment, when I noted the wad wasn't soaked with ACV, I left the site open--nothing covering it. I figured airing it out would promote healing, and it did the trick. I hope that helps to clarify your questions.


Replied by Patricia
42 posts


I can smell the fear in your words. It is very terrifying I know. In fact as I write this I can get in touch with it. Waiting for the biopsies to come back, I was afraid to answer the phone. I thought what if the doctor was r ight that it was still there. So I didn't answer the phone at day seven. It wasn't until day 10 when there were no messages from the doctor's office that I felt it was safe to call and see if the biopsies came back.

In 2001 my family badgered me to death to go see a doctor for this dime sized thing on my forehead over my left eye that would not go away. I don't go to doctors but relented and he told me after a biopsy that it was basal cell carcinoma and it would be 15,000 plus to surgically remove it. I searched the internet and found a product called Cansema. 49$ I was nervous as all get out and since this site had soooooo many testimonials for skin cancer- the one from Australia that used it on the side of his tongue with photos I believe convinced me it worked.

Worked it did. I have 4 biopsy reports to confirm that it was gone. The only problem is there is a scar which I believe was from the 4 biopsies because they were elongated and spread out the size of a quarter.

The dermatologist when he looked at what I came back to him with after not having surgery and he hautily said, "It's still there." I said how do you prove it is gone, a biopsy? He said "NO". Four of them.

The instructions say to get a prescription from a doctor for the pain the first 24 or was it 8 hours. I opted for an over the counter pain med because I didn't have a doctor. After the first day there was absolutely no pain at all. I documented every day with photos and the result was that a dime sized checker raised out of the sea (skin). It was amazing to watch this stuff work. I began august 10 and had to re apply it to be sure that it was working. I believe I went back to the doctor October some time.

Once this stuff begins to work it is like being pregnant. it doesn't stop. I would never have believe how it works if I didn't experience it for myself.

God be with you and help you to keep your fear down.


Los Angeles, Ca


I've read your post, that has lots of good information! I'm wondering about, when you wrote about going to the dermatologist, and not having a prescription for pain, instead taking an over the counter one. Is it my understanding, that you had the biopsy done at this time, so needed the pain meds? I'm scheduled tomorrow, 06/20/17 for the biopsy for a BCC-mole type. I'm aware there will be some amount of pain involved, but well you know doctors........they can be vague about this stuff. Also, if you had the experience, how long should one wait after a biopsy, (healing) to proceed safely with the ACV? I started ACV last week, only two days worth, but now I realize I may have to suspend, given this biopsy. O.K., I'm glad to hear your options worked for you, and will look up the link. Just trying to educate myself about this.

Thank you, Margeaux

Replied by Leigh

Hi Mike,

I am in the process of putting ACV on my nose - what started as a reasonably small red area after 3 days has turned black after growing a bit and now there are several other white spots around the area appearing. I have pretty much kept a damp ACV cotton ball on it for the past 3 days. Do you think I should leave it off to breathe for a while? Tonight I put some coconut oil with frankinsense and lavender oil mixed with baking soda on it to hopefully calm the redness a bit..

Replied by Margeaux
Los Angeles, Ca

Hi Mike,

Thank you so much for the detailed account of what you've done for your BCC. I started the ACV treatment last week on one on my face about 1.5 cm's. It stung at first. What I've noticed is that it left the wet cotton kind of black at first, then it bled a little. Tomorrow I go for a biopsy. How long should I wait post biopsy to continue the ACV, if you know. Or, do you think it advisable I continue right away. I did stop this weekend doing it. But today I thought, "Oh why not."

Today, the wet cotton was more soiled, as in it's drawing something out of the BCC. Don't mean to gross anyone out here, but maybe it's just a good idea to talk about it, so we know what to expect. Anyway, thanks again, and if you are checking this thread, could you please give me your input? Can't thank you enough.

Goes to show us all what a bit of persistence looks like.


Posted by Northern Peach (Montreal) on 10/30/2015
5 out of 5 stars

For years, ever since an intensive stint working in the sun, and despite using sun block, I had recurring basal cell carcinomas on my forehead. I used a Retin-A cream by prescription but when the pharmacy could no longer supply it in any strength that had an effect, the bcc spots got bigger and multiplied. I had surgery at one point, and still have a significant scar, so wanted to avoid this.

I saw on Earth Clinic people had used Apple Cider Vinegar for this and gave it a try. I had one large white smooth bcc spot which had been resistant to the cream for about 2 years. I started applying organic ACV with a cotton ball to the spot at night before sleeping. The first night I taped the saturated cotton ball onto my forehead, after that I just gently rubbed the ACV on before bed, not rinsing.

After the first two days, the spot opened up and was quite red. I also noticed that in a circular pattern around it, about an inch away, several tiny red spots emerged and formed small scabs. I was a little concerned but continued a few more days, and used a bit of organic coconut oil on it to sooth the redness, and the spot scabbed over (about day 4). After 6 days of this treatment, the scab fell off and I noticed that in the tiny hole which had opened up in the center of the spot, there was a good sized brown waxy ball. I pressed very lightly and the wax ball popped out. Immediately the hole closed up and became almost normal pore-sized, no bump whatsoever! I soothed my whole forehead (the surrounding tiny scabs had also fallen off and left no marks) with the coconut oil and within another day it was as if I had never had a basal cell carcinoma there.

No recurrence either in 4 months - once I had a red mark I thought might develop in a different part of the forehead, but applied the ACV and nothing came of it. This is after years of "chronic" basal cell carcinoma, according to my docs, so I am quite impressed by these results.

Replied by Chi

Thank you big time for this!

Posted by Mike (Thailand) on 10/27/2015
5 out of 5 stars

Combination basal cell patch(es) on scalp and Actinic Keratosis (AK) cheeks/scalp.

Doc 1 said 1cm BSC lesion on scalp, never checked the rest. But had some AK there and resurfacing on cheeks. Wanted to do biopsy on the spot there and then. I said whoa, I'll think about it first, so she gave me bacterial cream in the interim.

Went in Cebu for second opinion, vg Doc, checked all scalp, the one lesion plus few more bumps, gave me antibiotic to reduce inflamation prior possible excision, plus Aldara, low dosage, which I'd used before, for rest of scalp patches and cheeks.

In the meantime I went on the internet, found this website and decided to kit up with Apple Cider Vinegar, baking soda, Hydrogen Peroxide, aloe vera, vit C, Tincture iodine, and mashed eggplant.

Started with the ACV on the lesion regular daily patch, left on at night, clean with 3% HP, plus Aldara 2x week on the scalp bumps and face patches.

After two weeks of ACV, and having had lesion for two months, it's scabbed over and the scab just off. Hopefully now will try Vit C/aloe to help heal skin loss, in the meantime the Aldara, while red patches as expected initially (supposed to show it's working) also seems to be having positive effect on both scalp and cheeks.

Many thanks for the posters and their suggestions on this website.

Replied by Irene

Hi there. Awesome story. Did you ever get checked after this treatment? I am curious because I do not want to get cut open and wondered if this method truly removed it all and if a biopsy would confirm it. thanks : )! Hope all is well!

Posted by Sharon (Tennessee) on 10/08/2015

I've taken warts off and helped heal many skin aliments with ACV (with mother) (the brown stuff in bottom of bottle). It kills the fungus and bacteria on certain skin disorders. Even works well on fever blisters - it will burn like the dickens though. Lemon Balm is very effective on fever blisters. But back to the skin cancer. There is a black salve you can take certain types of basal cell cancers off with, called the "original black salve." I've taken several off my arms, chest- after doctor had taken a few off. They generally never come back. If they did, I reapplied, and they went away. I'm speaking of pinkish small type- NOT crusty types.

The problem with trying to effect a crusty type cancer, is that nothing seems to get UNDER the crust. My Dad played around with his black crusty spot on his arm for a couple years- and finally persuaded, he went for biopsy and it was melanoma. Quite extensive surgery, although the top part was only size of dime (or less). They spread out UNDER the skin. They took out two lymph nodes when they did the rotor rooter surgery on his arm. And found nothing in the lymph nodes, so caught it in time.

Now he's making excuses why he doesn't need to go back every 3- months, then 6 months.... oh YES, he's going back!!

Replied by Robert Henry
Ten Mile, Tn

HI U SHARON, my Tenn neighbor, , , , , , , , , , , , Melanoma is a big bad bugger. Had a relative who passed way before his time because of that cancer. He had jack so he went to MD Anderson. That clinic is second to none except four of my friends who were treated there are all dead. My best buddy moved to Houston back in the 90's so they could call every shot.

They declared him cancer free and he was dead in three months. This sign they are now showing where cancer being crossed out is just more BS.

I have no solution, but getting your daddy to go back to an allopathic doctor makes me want to cry.

There is a natural cancer cure series coming up next week on the internet. Watch this and learn what you don't know.... if you want to help your father.

The cancer cure rate of traditional medicine is 3 %.


Posted by Kate (New Zealand) on 08/19/2015
5 out of 5 stars

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.

Replied by Mike_studio
5 out of 5 stars

I have had the same success with simple protocol of ACV as Kate mentions. The protocol is almost identical, except I cleaned the area with non food grade 3% peroxide before applying the ACV. It has been almost 8 months, and after the scab fell off, it did leave an indentation, but was using creams to complete the process. I have noticed it has started to come back, I may have not completed the process so will attack it again, but this time will clean area with food grade Peroxide mixed down to 3%.

Yes it will get nasty looking, yes it may burn a little, but keep on the process for at least 2 to 3 weeks, even though my scab feel off with 3 days of applying ACV which was rather quick.

So I am doing it again, may have not caught it all, but the ACV did catch a smaller one on the other side of my nose, and that area completed healed up and looks normal.

ACV works great, yes going to be a little bit painful and sting, but well worth it. I am also going to try the egg plant version as well and make my own mixture.

Will keep people posted as to the outcome of this one, and try to take some pictures again. it has only been day 1 of actually starting it seriously again.

Stay Tuned...

Replied by Robert Henry
Ten Mile , Tn

HI YA'LL DOIN, , , , , , , , , , yep, it's fun to play doctor with the simple ACV.......... but skin cancer is not a play thing. If you want to play then do Cur a derm and be done with the monster. I have done all the stuff you are doing. I raise my own eggplant and treat my arms, but not if it's cancer.

That's not a play thing. If it's just crusty stuff then play doctor. Otherwise, get serious. That is an ole patoots advice .


Replied by Lisa
Loma Linda, Ca

You say you used apple cider vinegar and it worked, and after the scab came off it was gone. But how do you know it's actually gone, did you go back to the doctors and get another biopsy to make sure?

Replied by Kate
New Zealand
5 out of 5 stars

Last year in August I had fabulous results from using Apple Cider Vinegar to rid myself of a small Basal Cell Carcinoma on my nose.

It's now mid February, the balmy heat of late summer at it's best. I'm delighted to report that my nose, & the rest of me, is free from all BCC.

No recurrence of of anything even slightly odd....other than my wide brim gardening hat which I wear when I go walking on sunny days!


Replied by Mmsg
Somewhere, Europe

Thank you Kate! It's so rare that someone will come back and report success a long time after the treatment. Very useful!

Replied by Rio
Laguna Beach, Ca

I would think it wise to get the biopsy and see if anything is there or not. I had a biopsy on my chest and they said there were a lot of basal cells. they want to cut it out and do what is called the "mose" procedure. I am terrified.

I will try the vinegar and Hydrogen peroxide and see where this goes.

Replied by Klyn
4 out of 5 stars

Hi Kate,

I tried applying raw and organic ACV on my nose believing that the growth might be cancerous. Next afternoon I observed few pores turned black and few small white pimples out of which a clear fluid came out upon bursting them. Is this the behavior of cancer cells or is the growth something else?

Replied by Irene

Thank you!!! You give me hope! Is everything still going good? I have a tiny speck of BCC on my cheek and want to nip this guy in the bud! Am going to try my raw ACV today. I drink it every day too (but lately have stopped to give stomach a break). I do not want to be cut open : | no way jose!

Replied by Nadia
Chicago Il

Hi Kate, thanks for sharing! Question, did you just dab it with ACV hourly during the day leaving it exposed to the air and then use the bandaid to hold ACV soaked cotton in place for sleep? Also, is your spot still clear?

Replied by Chelsea

I keep seeing people mention Kates protocol for bcc with acv. I can't seem to find her post or the directions on how to do it. Any help in this or links would be great. Thanks!

EC: Hi Chelsea, we attached your post to her thread!

Replied by Jmj
Los Angeles Ca

Did you ever have Mohs surgery, or did you try this method? I am scheduled for this surgery next week. I am very scared as this is on my nose and I have seen pictures of how they dig it out by the roots. The acv, alternatives to getting rid of it, does it get the root of the cancer so it doesn't spread under the skin?

Replied by Mmsg
Somewhere, Europe

Jmj, after battling a BCC for 2 years with home remedies, I caved in and had surgery (and a nice scar to show for it). Not Moh's.

If, G-d forbid, I ever get it again, I would persevere with natural stuff, especially "petty spurge", clay, and short applications of baking soda. But if you decide to go that route, read tons before trying any home remedies.

Replied by Robert Henry
Ten Mile, Tn

Mmsg,,,,,,,,, you have been following my posts forever, we are not lovers, but we buddies........ why did you not use Curaderm that I have written about a jullion times? Even my dermatologist knows it works. He has the book. Just removed a skin cancer from my shoulder a few months ago. Easy as pie.


Replied by Mmsg
Somewhere, Europe

ORH, ain't got Curaderm in my parts. I actually did soak eggplant in vinegar but at the time, I didn't see much results from it.

Hopefully I'll never have another BCC but you can bet yo last dime that if I do, I'll be doing home stuff thick and fast before putting m'self under the knife again. That bloke says: "this'll only take a couple of minutes and you won't have a scar", my foot!! Both claims were as false as they come.

End of rant.

Replied by Robert Henry
Ten Mile, Tn

If I can buy Curaderm from England over the internet, then so can you. I have bought two tubes in the last decade or so. It will last for years and absolutely leaves no scars. I do let a dermatologist take on the tough ones that will mess up my beauty. Naw, sometimes I delay treatment and get spooked and nervous.

Yo Buddy====ORH========

Replied by Patricia
New South Wales

I live in Australia, I just went to the skin specialist a few days ago to have a recurring scab on the side of my nose looked at. He examined it for about 2 seconds and told me it was a bcc. My options are to let him scrape it out, or have it cut out and then have to get a skin graft, which he pointed out looks terrible. He told me I would have a scar on the side of my nose which will be white and crater like if he scraped it. I have an appointment to have this done in 2 weeks. Scared to death. Needless to say I have been searching the internet for natural remedies for bcc's. I have started an Apple Cider Vinegar treatment, just dabbing it all day when I think of it, a few times first with peroxide then the acv. 2 nights I have soaked a cotton wad with it and taped it to my nose and slept with it. Something is happening, it has gotten very red around a very small dark scab, stings a bit when dabbing it but nothing too bad, I am going to keep this up for a few more days, then start using the eggplant and Apple Cider Vinegar I have fermenting in the fridge. I'm hopeful, but it is definately worth a shot before I succumb to giving in.

What makes me so mad is the fact that I cannot get curaderm in this country, or any other creams like that, I thought the dermatologist might have prescribed me something like this first before wanting to attack it with a knife. It is even illegal for anyone to sell black salve here. Dr Cham studied at Queensland University for god's sake, and we have so many cases of skin cancer in this country annually, you would think he would be able to market this product here. If I am wrong and anyone knows how to get Curaderm BEC5 here, please respond.

Replied by Robert Henry
Ten Mile , Tn

HI U PATRICIA,,,,,,,,, Your post hit home as now all countries follow the USA's deal of " SOCK IT TO YOU BABY ".

Here is the site that you can buy it from the main man himself, Bill Cham. It comes from England as I have repeated a jullion times.

Now,,,,, next time I post something, how 'bout giving me a love.

I wish you well. =====ORH====

Posted by Somersetgirl (Somerset, Uk) on 07/18/2015
4 out of 5 stars

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
5 out of 5 stars

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
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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?

Replied by Clare
Holland, Mi

Pete, did you apply anything to the scab as it healed?

Posted by Mike (Durham, NC) on 04/09/2009
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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,
Elizabeth [email protected]

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
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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?

Replied by Sheila

I looked up Curadurm and found it in a couple of places at $144.00 then I saw in a google list where there is a Curadurm scam.

I'm trying the peroxide/ACV/Sunspot ES gel that I have. This is my first day and the scab looks a little less angry. We'll see. I have a doctor appt. in October so I am going to try this for awhile then let her look at it if it isn't better by then.

Replied by Robert Henry
St George Island, Fla.

HI U SHEILA, , , , , , , , , , , you want some one to do your work for you and that causes me consternation. I keep telling posters to read until they get tired and then read some more. That is what you need to do and here is what you need to read.

This is the guy who learned what the ingredient is in eggplant that cures your skin cancer. I know because he has cured two of mine. Buy this book, read it and cure yourself.

Put forth a little effort and the bright folks here will help you.


Replied by Lynnie
Devon Uk

How long did you use the Apple Cider Vinegar for & how did you know when to stop that & same question for HP ( how did you know when to start? You said there was a couple of weeks with no applications? I've been using ACV for two weeks on a BCC a centimetre & half in length. For the first time in months the scab didn't fall off after ( the usual) 3 days. Not sure if I should keep using it or give it a break & see what happens. I can see the bumps are still raised under the edges of the scab?

Replied by Amito
Ponte Tresa, Switzerland

Dear Cathy, I reply to a letter of yours of 5.28.2012. I also seem to have since several years a basiloma on my nose. I read what you say about an australian cream based on glycoalkaloids. Could you tell me more about that cream? What is its name and who is producing it, so I can do a little research and maybe find it here in Europe? Thank you very much. Amito

Replied by Robert Henry
Ten Mile , Tn

HI U AMITO, , , , , , , , , , , , , watch this video and research other sites that use Curaderm.

This will not cure Melanoma. You can buy this egg plant cream on the internet.


Replied by Barbara

Would like your opinion. I have a BCC on my forehead & do not want to go the allopathic way!! I read the book you mention above & ordered Curaderm. I used it faithfully for 1 year & 1/2.... It started looking like it was healing the first few weeks I used it but then it began getting a little worse...I continued using and after 18 months or so I moved on to other treatments...ACV, other creams, now trying baking soda. It is now the size of a quarter (US coin). Do you think I should try Curaderm again? Thanks for listening.

Replied by Mmsg
Somewhere, Europe

Barbara, it's grown way too big for you to handle alone IMHO.

Either let them cut, or go to a reputable naturopath who has experience wih BCCs.

You might ask the naturopath about petty spurge (which hurts and gets worse at first) and chaga, but again, sounds too scary to go it alone at this point.

Replied by Robert Henry
Ten Mile , Tn

HI U BARBARA,,,,,,,, have gone down both trails and suggest you find a good dermatologist and get this taken care of. I too try to use natural methods, but your cancer may not be basal cell. Curaderm will not work on Melanoma.

Curaderm works within weeks, and you need to stop playing games with this problem.


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Posted by John (Hawaii ) on 05/21/2017
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Cured 3 BCC with ACV and baking soda with coconut oil.

The first time I removed my bcc, I used ACV soaked in a cotton ball and taped it to my BCC every night. After a few days it turned red and after about a month I was BCC free.

The second time I removed my bcc, it was close to my eyes, so I used baking soda with coconut oil 1 tbsp each mixed and made a paste and applied it to the area. After about 2 weeks I was bcc free. I had to deal with scabbing and redness but after that I'm bcc free.

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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 Patricia (Arkansas) on 12/10/2016
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I had my first basal cell on my chest which a dr cut out and left a big scar. It came back so I used apple cider vinegar to clean the area and allowed it to sit on the basal cell which at times burned but nothing intolerable. I then mixed baking soda, vitamin c crystals and a little water to dissolve the crystals. The site grew into a half heart shape, turned black, crusted, and eventually closed in about 3 weeks. My husband made me go for a biopsy because he doesn't believe in my "witch doctoring" as he calls it. Biopsy clear 😊.

I got another one above my lip and along my hairline. I treated them the same and again my husband made me biopsy. All clear! I told him I healed 3 so I will not biopsy any more because it is 2 cuts, 1 to diagnose and 1 to prove to him it is clear. He is very cautious because he had one on his back that required mohrs surgery so he couldn't believe I was able to cure my own. He then got another one on his back and gave me the opportunity to "Witch doctor" on him. It took about 2 months to cure his simply because he would vascilate between whether he believed it would work or not but I convinced him to at least let me try before his appointment and now it is all clear. 😊

IF you use the treatment faithful 2 times a day, it should honestly not take more than 2-3 weeks to clear up but I know depending on location, you can't walk around with a white paste.