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vitamin C and skin cancer

Posted by Jonathan Chamberlain on May 1, 2008

Orthomolecular Medicine News Service, November 9, 2007
Topical Vitamin C Stops Basal Cell Carcinoma(OMNS Nov 9 2007)

The most common form of skin cancer, basal cell carcinoma, often
responds to a remarkably simple, safe, at-home treatment: vitamin C.
Physicians and patients report that vitamin C,applied directly to
basal cell skin cancers, causes them to scab overand drop off. [1]
Successful use involves a highly-concentrated vitamin C solution,
directly applied to the blemish two or three timesa day. Vitamin C is
selectively toxic to cancer cells, but does notharm healthy skin
cells. This is also the basis for high-doseintravenou s vitamin
therapy for cancer. [2] Even higher concentrationsof vitamin C can be
obtained by direct application. The use of topicalvitamin C to kill
basal cell carcinoma has been known at least since1971. Frederick R.
Klenner, MD, wrote: “We have removed several smallbasal cell
epithelioma with a 30 percent ointment” of vitamin C. [3] One person,
who reported that a 2mm diameter spot on the nose wouldnot heal for
months, had it disappear within a week with twice-dailyconcentr ated
vitamin C applications. Another patient reported thatafter
dermatologist- diagnosed multiple spots of basal cell carcinomawere
coated with vitamin C, the spots fell off within two weeks. [4] Basal
carcinomas are slow growing and it is rare for them to metastasize.
This provides an opportunity for a therapeutic trial of vitamin C,
provided one has proper medical diagnosis and follow-up.

Preparation of a water-saturated vitamin C solution is simple.
Slowly add a small amount of water to about half a teaspoon of vitamin
C powder or crystals. Use just enough water to dissolve the vitamin
C. Using less water will make a paste. Either way, application with
thefingertip or a cotton swab, several times daily, is easy. The
waterwill evaporate in a few minutes and leave a plainly visible coat
ofvitamin C crystals on the skin. Consult your doctor before employing
this or any other self-caretreatment. A physician’s
diagnosis is especially important, sinceother forms of skin cancer,
such as melanoma, are faster growing andmore dangerous. If the
vitamin C treated area is not improved after afew weeks, a doctor
should be consulted once again.

References: [1] William Wassell, MD:
Skin cancer and vitamin C. Cancer
Tutor,http://www.cancertu /VitaminC. html[2]
NH, Riordan HD, Meng X, Li Y, Jackson JA: Intravenousascorbat e as a
tumor cytotoxic chemotherapeutic agent. Med Hypotheses1995; 44: 207-2
13.http://www.brightsp /intravenousc2. shtml
and http://www.seanet. com/~alexs/ ascorbate/ 199x/riordan- nh-etal-
med_hypotheses_ 1995-v44- p207.htm and also
http://www.doctoryo riordan1. html[3]
Fredrick R. Klenner,
MD: Observations on the dose andadministration of ascorbic acid when
employed beyond the range of avitamin in human pathology. Journal of
Applied Nutrition Vol. 23, Nos3 & 4, Winter 1971.
http://yost. com/health/ klenner/klenner- 1971.pdf and
http://www.doctoryo klennerpaper. html[4]
Age spots, basal cell carcinoma and solar
keratosis.http: //www.doctoryour news/v5n9. txt

Medicine is Orthomolecular Medicine Orthomolecular medicine uses
safe, effective nutritional therapy tofight illness. For more
information: http://www.orthomol

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