Basal cell carcinoma, although it sounds serious, is actually one of the least serious forms of skin cancer, and most common, that there is. It commonly shows itself as a red wound that won’t heal (that’s how mine happened, it was red lesion on my forehead that I originally thought was a minor small burn from a curling iron or some such thing).
It can present itself in other forms as well, so it’s important to keep a diligent eye on your skin, especially on your face and legs, two of the most common places for skin cancers to show up – although it can really show up anywhere, even the scalp which is hard to see. I wrote about this experience with basal cell previously 2008.
While it is important to get these types of topical “surface” skin cancers, they are not as serious as say a melanoma, which can quickly spread and enter other parts of the body. Basal cell is thankfully treatable and generally noninvasive, but it is nonetheless a cancerous growth which means it is mutated cells and it should be nipped in the bud as quickly as possible.
Let me give you a disclaimer right here, I am no doctor, nor do I claim to dispense any sort of medical advice here, I’m just telling you about my personal experience with a remedy for basal cell carcinoma, using vitamin C powder in a concentrated solution applied to the area. I first read about this natural remedy for basal cell carcinomas several years ago.
I don’t even remember how I first happened upon it, but I think I googled natural remedies for basal cell skin cancer and that is how I found it because I had figured out that some red dots on my forehead that never healed or went away were basal cells.
I really didn’t want to have them removed by a dermatologist again. The last time I did that, it cost me a grand total of almost $1,000 for the surgery and the biopsy, which only confirmed my suspicions.
So I went to a natural foods store and bought a bag of vitamin C (ascorbic acid) powder for around 3 bucks. What a deal! I dissolved about ¼ teaspoon of the poweder in a tiny amount of lukewarm tap water. When I applied it, I knew it was doing something because it really burned. But the interesting thing is that it left the skin surrounding the basal cell carcinoma completely untouched.
Within a few days of applying this in the morning and at night, the basal cell bled for a bit, scabbed over, and fell off. No sign of it remained, all I had was smooth, healthy skin beneath where it used to be. Weird!
The skin around my hairline tends to be very susceptible to basal cell carcinomas. I think it stems back to me using very caustic and toxic hair colors, perms, straighteners and all kinds of other chemicals on my head in my younger years. Can’t prove it of course, but this makes sense – plus it’s the most exposed area of my face to sun damage.
All I can do is tell you my experience with vitamin C and my basal cell carcinomas. You really have to test it out for yourself if you think you may benefit from it, but you really have to feel comfortable with it.