Vitamin C and Skin Cancer
I was diagnosed with Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC) by a professional skin doctor back in 2010. BCCs are abnormal, frenzied growths that arise in the skin’s basal cells. Basal cells line the deepest layer of the epidermis skin which is the outermost layer. BCCs often look like open sores, red patches, pink growths, shiny bumps, or scars and is usually caused by sun exposure. The doctor explained to me that I would have to deal with BCC for most of my life since I have been a longtime fan of tanning beds and natural sun, doubled with the fact that I am pale skin with freckles.
BCC almost never spreads (metastasizes) beyond the original tumor site. Only in exceedingly rare cases can it spread to other parts of the body and become life-threatening. It shouldn’t be taken lightly, though: it can be disfiguring if not treated promptly.
There are many forms of treatment. The most common treatments, though effective, tend to leave scarring or can take months to cure if using a topical treatment. Most can be covered by insurance, but at the time of my diagnoses, I didn’t have insurance and it would have cost me over $3000.00 USD dollars for a single lesion removal. I couldn’t afford that, nor continue later since I would be dealing with this for life.
So, I researched instead.
During my research I continually came across a chemical that seemed to be the base of all topical treatments – ascorbic acid, or commonly known as vitamin C. So, I decided to give it a try. And guess what - It works!
In short, vitamin C is lethal to cancer cells. It does not harm healthy cells though. If anything, they help the healthy cells and promote positive scar free healing. Vitamin c has been used in animal testing since the 60’s and they have found that its uses, wither it be taken via intravenous, topically, or orally ingested, has slowed the growth of many forms of cancer. High doses of Vitamin c is difficult to overdose on also because your body doesn’t store it and can get complete used in one moment of stress.
I have found this product to work amazingly! However, I am not a doctor, so I cannot say that each person will have the same outcome. Test in small areas is my recommendations and keep away from eyes – vitamin c stings! These steps were for external use only, no internal use was done and outcome is unknown if attempted.
Locate the lesion. For me, that usually consists of small spot that doesn’t fully heal. For my example here, I decided to work on a mole that I didn’t have before.
- Plastic mixing container
- Ascorbic acid power
- Water (distilled or filter for best and safer results)
- Bandages (I prefer fabric bandages)
1) Purchase 100% pure Ascorbic Acid.
2) Prepare mixture. Do not create more than what is needed because it may lose its potency in time. Pour a portion of the ascorbic acid powder into the plastic mixing container and slowly add enough water until the powder turns into a workable paste.
3) Take paste and smear directly onto the lesion.
4) Cover lesion with bandages.
5) Add drops of water to every few hours to reactivate the Ascorbic Acid.
1) Remove and change bandage and clean irritated area with soap and water as much as needed to keep out bacteria.
2) Do not pick at scab – this will cause scars. Let nature takes its natural course in healing.
3) Not required, but I personally took 2000 mg of vitamin C daily
4) The lesion may grow depending on how far you spread the paste. The cancer you see on your skin is merely the tip of its original size. So it’s bigger beneath the skin. The more you spread the paste, the more area you will clear.
1) You can use as much or as little of this paste as you want – it all depends on how much pain you can take. Keep in mind that you are putting acid on an open wound. If you can’t handle the pain, then STOP. You can simply allow the patch to heal then reapply later. This is also a good way to make sure you got all the cancer. If the patch gets red and angry again, then more cancer exists. If there is no reaction from your skin, the cancer is gone.
1) The lesion will become irritated, red, and very tender to the touch. It will get bigger then the original lesion depending how much of the paste you spread.
2) The lesion may produce acne looking bumps
3) After about 2 weeks, the lesion went from original, to angry, to scab, to healed with mole gone.
Note: I’d like to patent and produce a product to help others. Safety Skin is a bandage that allows air flow and comes with water-based vitamin c ointment to heal the cancer on your skin.
Vitamin C and Skin Cancer