Skin Cancer and Vitamin C
Vitamin C Treatment
When Vitamin C comes into contact with a skin cancer or external tumor (e.g. basel cell carcinoma), it hardens the tumor and forms a crust, such that the scab falls off in 2 weeks or so depending on how big the tumor is and how aggressive you get with the Vitamin C.
The solution is made by adding 1/8 tsp (teaspoon) of pure Vitamin C crystals to 1 tsp of water (a ratio of 1:8). Add any more and the Vitamin C won't dissolve. This should make enough solution to last all day. If more is made than is needed you should store it in a closed container in the refrigerator.
Even better, put 1 or 2 ounces of water (30-60 ml) in a small glass bottle and add 1 tsp of Vitamin C for each ounce of water (that is a 1:6 ratio). If after mixing you don't see any crystals on the bottom then add more Vitamin C until the water won't dissolve anymore. This insures a saturated solution of Vitamin C.
The treatment is to apply the mixture (using a cotton swab or Q-Tip) to the tumor. This should be done 2 or 3 times a day. It is best to put a bandage or other cotton covering over the tumor after each treatment, if possible.
On the skin cancer the bandage is just to keep the lesion wet with Vitamin C until the next treatment. If there is an infection you should change the bandage more often. Ascorbate is also anti-infective and is used topically and IV for burn patients. You would therefore be curing the cancer and infection at the same time.
It is critical to use a mineral ascorbate form of Vitamin C (e.g. sodium ascorbate), rather than ascorbic acid. Absorbic acid is useless in the body until it mixes with minerals and becomes a mineral ascorbate. However, when applying Vitamin C to skin cancer, an ascorbic acid has not had the opportunity to convert into a mineral ascorbate. Thus, ONLY A MINERAL ASCORBATE will be effective against skin cancer.
The recommended form of Vitamin C comes from the Life Extension Foundation, which is high in mineral ascorbates. Here is a link to the recommended product:
More on the Theory of Vitamin C and Skin Cancer
Most of what I know about Vitamin C and skin cancer comes from a Dr. Wassell, M.D. Dr. Wassell gets sarcastic at times, put your common sense hat on. There are some superb comments in his email to me!! The rest of this article is from an email I received from him.
I might add to these comments that DMSO might be a great substance to help push the Vitamin C deeper into the skin and tumor. I don't have any proof of this, since DMSO binds best to small molecules and Vitamin C is a large molecule. But it certainly won't hurt, so try it if you wish and let me know if it is synergistic with Vitamin C on skin cancer. If you use DMSO, you MUST read this article for safety warnings:
Supercharging This Treatment
Superficial skin cancer should be easy to treat with the products I mention above. However, for those with more severe skin cancer, which goes deep beneath the skin, a complete treatment plan should be devised using one of the complete treatment protocol articles.
An alternative cancer treatment should be a complete treatment protocol. Do NOT forget to study the complete treatment protocol for Stage I, II and III cancer patients and the complete treatment protocol for Stage IV cancer patients:
|Orthomed||Orthomolecular medicine is largely the study of Vitamin C|
|Dr. Mercola||Sunlight helps prevent skin cancer|