I strongly suspect that Malassezia yeast, in combination with environmental and virulence factors that favor its growth, are the cause of Melanoma.
Key points about Malassezia:
- It infects melanocytes in the skin.
- It accumulates melanin.
- Non-lethal exposure to UV radiation stimulates the growth of fungi.
- Unlike candida and most other common yeasts, Malassezia feeds on LIPIDS rather than sugar/starch. Note that because of this, Malassezia will *not* be found in serum fungal cultures because the medium they use is sugar/starch based; it does not contain lipids which are required for Malassezia to grow.
- It is very slow growing, meaning overgrowth occurs over years or even decades.
- Risk factors may include: prolonged use of antibiotics or steroids, exposure to UV radiation (sun, CT scans & other medical procedures, etc), use of oil-based skin lotions, diet high in vegetable oils/animal fats (sources of oleic acid), excessive alcohol (with the possible exception of beer and dry red wine), high cholesterol/triglycerides. High sebum/skin oil and high triglycerides could in theory also be CAUSED by Malassezia. It might release acids etc. that cause the body to respond with increased lipids. (Makes sense since that is its food source).
If I am correct, it may be possible to reduce one's risk by eliminating things that favor the growth of Malassezia. I don't know what treatment options there might be once Melanoma occurs. In general, sulfur seems to inhibit the growth of fungi so that's at least something to think about. Not sure whether levels in food would be high enough to have an effect. Foods high in sulfur include garlic, onions, brassica vegetables like broccoli. Highly pigmented/colorful foods (red-purple-green) are another avenue to explore. I would be careful about supplements containing Vitamin D or iron, as these can feed yeast from what I've read.
I just wanted to let you know what else has worked for me now. I was using applications of ACV directly to the basal cell or cancer spots of types unknown. The ACV worked to an extent but took many months it seemed. Then I read a bit about the fact that melatonin has been known to help with the control of melanoma. I never found any actual hard core documentation about the melatonin but there is a lot of references to the fact that melatonin has been useful in the treatment of cancer within the body to certain extents unknown. Nonetheless, I decided that there would be little or no harm in trying to apply melatonin directly and topically to my spots of skin cancer. I am never really sure of what type of skin cancer I have but in the past I have had surgery for carcinomas . I have also been biopsied for pre-cancer and basal cell etc etc. I do not know if I had a melanoma spot recently but it was not healing with ACV or cream or efudex etc. The dermatologist had previously prescribed Efudex for topical treatments when need. By the way, the Efudex did seem to work on the carcinoma and the pre-cancer cells but I am not sure if the Efudex ever really cured anything as I was also using melatonin off and on. So, one day I decided to mix a batch of melatonin for topical applications. So I went and bought some melatonin pills. I took about 20 pills and crushed them as best I could using the back of a stainless steel spoon and a flat glass dinner plate. I crushed the pills into a fine powder and made the powder as fine as I could get it with the spoon method. I did not really know how to make a fine powder so this is what seemed to work. I then mixed the fine crushed melatonin powder with about 3 parts of coconut oil. I used coconut oil because I have learned that it is very high in antioxidants. That's 1 part melatonin powder and 3 parts coconut oil. I mixed the powder into the oil as best I could again using a spoon. The coconut oil can be formed into paste or not formed. The oil seems to turn from paste to oil at about 76 degrees or lower. It does not matter to the mixture. However, I like to keep the coconut oil cooler so that it stays as a paste. After mixing the powder with the coconut oil I began to apply the paste to my suspect spots 3 times per day. I used my fingers to apply as from what I could determine, the melatonin will not harm good cells. I decided that if I applied the melatonin mix to a spot without cancer cells, then that spot would be unchanged? Not very scientific I suppose but I am no scientist or chemist or expert. Exactly why the melatonin works is somewhat explained within various research articles found on the internet but I am not smart enough to explain the chemical actions myself. Nonetheless, I applied the mix to my spots and within about a week or less I noticed that the spots began to scab at the crown of each spot. I was also applying Efudex on some days in place of the melatonin mix. I am not sure why I switched back and forth but I did. The spots kept healing and then I decided to use the melatonin mix only and stopped the Efudex and each spot healed fully within a month and never returned. Because of a biopsy, I was scheduled to have a carcinoma spot on my head surgically removed via the MOHS method but I was not happy about surgery of any kind and especially not on my forehead. So I opted out of the surgery and used the melatonin mix three times per day for about 3-4 weeks until the spot appeared to be just sort of red without scabs and without scales. Just pinkish. Then I stopped using any topical applications to the area so as the air could heal the spot/spots. The melatonin mix worked really well for me and none of the spots has returned within the last 6 months. I also decided to start using a supplement of (COq10, alpha lipoic acid and Acetyl L carnitine) combined. So at the same time, I began taking the supplements because my very limited and elementary research abilities began to show me that the supplements would help stop the occurrence of cancer spots of all types. I am not saying that this method will heal melanoma or prevent melanoma or prevent anything else, because I do not know that at all. I was never diagnosed as actually having melanoma but then again, I never had all the spots biopsied. I am simply saying that I used the mix on all suspect spots and it always worked. I am however, convinced that if I truly saw spots that appeared to have the strong possibility of being a melanoma, I would charge off to the doctor for a biopsy. That's just me. I no longer have any spots and I am hoping that I never will again. We all have very different chemistry within our bodies so your experience might be different. good luck,, mike at [email protected]
Salicylic Acid works great!!!! Paint tiny bit on suspicious mole or spot on body. Only on the suspicious spot. The cancer will die within two days. Paint on spot two times a day. Underneath it the skin will be raw like a burn, and it will drain. The drainage will form a scab and waa laa. Cancer no more.
17% salycidic acid can kill and remove skin cancers (melanoma) but not the healthy tissue. Salycidic acid is
commonly used to remove wart but few know that it can also kill cancer cells. Salycidic acid is common asprin made from the bark of a willow tree. Just apply salycidic acid to the cancer parts often and the cancer cells will be killed. Common vinegar can also cure chronic ear infections like swimmers ear.
A word of warning! I went to a dermatologist who wanted me to have a precancerous lesion operation on my lower lip. Months after I was thinking it over I went in for a follow up visit... His female assistant attended me the next visit... She quickly looked at me and said I have a lesion on my nose and quickly sprayed some liquid nitrogen on it... It took about 2 seconds for everything... I got the bill which was paid for by medicare for the prodedure and it cost $120.00 for 2 seconds and THERE WAS NO LESION... This much money and this phoney procedure is probably being taken from every patient...
It happened so quickly I couldn't respond... She should have showed me the lesion.. I know my own face and there was none. I have since found out that I didn't/don't need an operation on my lower lip... My chiropractor was told he needed surgery on his nose by the same dermatologist which was also a lie.. This Dr is in Plymouth, MA. And Quincy, MA. and has a large practice of older people who don't question anything... They are prey for this unethical, crooked Dr.
I hope this saves people in the area from being taken for money and suffering... Happy New Year everyone!
The last two years or more I've been watching a mole like growth on my lower leg next to my calf. It didn't do much for a while but about six months ago it started to grow. It was about half inch across, maybe slightly less. It had a brown reddish dark hue. The texture was scaly and bumpy. Edges were irregular. It did have a more "round" shape. In short, it was the classic melanoma. I looked on the web and yes there it was in dozens of photos. An angry dark spot spreading out. I figured it was time to get to the Dermatologist but for some reason I held off. I started to take turmeric as a supplement in my morning smoothies. Intially I took turmeric as a cure for a severe case of diahrrea, which it cured almost instantly. After some more research I started taking it every day. After about a month I noticed that my small melanoma was changing. It was becoming lighter, the edges were turning into new skin. Now it's almost gone after three months. New skin has taken over most of it. There is only a small area in the original center left which won't be there long from the looks of it. I put a teaspoon of turmeric in my berrie smoothie, which hides the taste. I actually like the tast of it so for me it's not a problem.
Los Angeles, Ca
I have chronic bcc skin cancer probs from the tropics of png. Does anyone know the side effects of using vitamin c mineral ascorbate vitamin c when used externally on the BCC's
Richardson, Tx, Usa