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Wisconsin guy

USA
5 Posts

Posted - 10/03/2013 :  10:38:33  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I tested it on myself on an un-effected area (where your arm bends oppisite the elbow)wher the skin is tender, got just a slight redness that faded in a day. The ivy's tear me up, logger for many years and always had poision ivy some place.
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clearlake

USA
25 Posts

Posted - 10/04/2013 :  15:40:00  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wisconsin Guy you should be pleased. Healing is going so well. Thanks for sharing the photos. You're like a textbook case for PS. Even if the Basel Cell comes back a little in the future, you could always hit it again.
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Wisconsin guy

USA
5 Posts

Posted - 10/10/2013 :  08:26:52  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Today is 28 days from the 1st drop of P.S. sap on my arm and its looking better than it has for 2 years. I go next week to my doc for my yearly check up and will tell him about useing the sap, he has had BCC surgery on his face and the scare is nasty. The spot on my chest is clearing up nice also, im happy I tried this treatment and will be useing it on many more. Pic of my arm 29 days in.

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clearlake

USA
25 Posts

Posted - 10/11/2013 :  11:01:01  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looks very nice Michigan Guy. Soon will be invisible! Inspiring case. If there were a textbook written about Petty Spurge, which of course there hasn't been (yet), your case would have to be in itI I want to do some spots on my face, but dreading facing people looking terrible . . .
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Wisconsin guy

USA
5 Posts

Posted - 11/01/2013 :  06:36:32  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here is an updated pic of bcc spot on my arm at 50 days, it does not feel like there is any mass/hard spot there anymore. I am a week or 2 from my next go with P.S. sap, new plants are around 5" tall now. I did get alot of seeds from the old ones and re-seeded them self also.

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emilios

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Posted - 01/06/2014 :  03:04:51  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Guys

First time poster here.

I have read all the posts to date and am quite interested in this plant.

Bit of a background on me and why I am interested:
I have had a melanoma removed from my lower back. The melanoma I had removed was 1 mm deep and was thankfully removed in the initial biopsy, i.e. had not cleared the margins of the cut (a 6mm semi circular crater is the best way I can describe it). I had a further 'wider excision' where the surgeon simply removed some more skin around the area for precautionary measures.

I go back to my surgeon every 6 months for a checkup on any suspect moles. (can the PS be simply applied to a mole, if so would that not simply remove the mole and hide any risk of it been a melanoma?)

I'm very interested in this plant for any future issues I may have. I don't have any BCC or SCC, my skin is in quite good condition, I guess its all the Olive oil I ate in my Greek upbringing. I have just had that 1-off melanoma removed 2 years ago.

I guess what I am asking is:
1.If there is anything I can use this plant for in my situation as it appears a lot of people are using it for SCC add BCC.
2. Do I randomly apply it to some normal looking moles to see?

Thanks for all this information, itĺs great to see.
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susan

7 Posts

Posted - 01/31/2014 :  06:44:01  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Can excess plants be blended into a soup and stored in the freezer? Has anyone tried this?
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vlynn

USA
1 Posts

Posted - 03/21/2014 :  10:30:57  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hello Anivoc,
I've been following your posts on topical info, and may i just say Thanks!! for all your feedback and info. I just now came across your post that you'd seen ps growing in Encinitas, and that's where I am!! The funniest story.. I'd been up till 3am reading thread after thread,at last coming across the petty spurge info. I've been doing a vit C with DMSO past for about 9 weeks now; it has set the lesions back, but I have one I'm concerned about and decided to do more investigating. Thinking- I have to find this plant! I ordered some seeds from the AU site, but upon gazing at all the photos of ps, and looking at the map of where it grows, I realized it's probably around here somewhere. Then showed photos to my roommate, who said 'I think it's growing on the back patio!' Sure enough, we took a flashlight (nighttime) and there it was. The little weed we've been routinely pulling out. So what I've got are a few scrubbly little plants growing in the cracks of concrete blocks, but I intend to water and spread some light feed around and see if they can grow more. In the meantime, I will look for more, larger and robust plants.
I have several spots that have emerged over the last few years. Have been cut into plenty at a cost of about 2,000 each time. Sent me into bankruptcy, basically. Grew up here on the beaches of Encinitas, a red-haired kid who burned a lot, but brown eyes pigmented my skin enough to get a golden tan. Spent sooo much time in sun, now payin' for it. I will document my self treatment to post on this site, and do the best I can with photos because I know what a valuable service this is! Again, many thanks to you Anivoc. Advice and pointers to the precious plant greatly appreciated! - Vlynn
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Originally posted by anivoc

Tom I am finding this stuff growing all over the San Gabriel Valley and saw some down in Encinitas last week. I had several nice ones growing in a patch behind my garage but too direct exposure to sun so summer killed them..

Yesterday I was across the street talking to my neighbor and there several growing in his front yard planter.

Point being for us here in Cali the gettin is good all over the place.

To date only the sap has been used as a treatment..I am curious/ suspect there may be other ways to get the active ingredient out of the plant.. certainly if the plant dies the active ingredient is still in the plant...( maybe the ingredient becomes ineffective by I doubt it) just my thoughts on it. I have a dozen or so dried up plants in the back yard to experiment with...

At this time I am trying a few other protocols ( vitamin c) ( the caffeine and red clover mix that a poster spoke of having remakable results with)...for me...so far.. not near the good results of petty spurge or blood root paste

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svanip

Australia
16 Posts

Posted - 03/28/2014 :  01:10:23  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Hi to all just another update after a few years on now post the treatment

Here is the image of the area


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Originally posted by Grace2Go

Your bcc area looks great svanip! Thanks for posting the regular pictures of your progress.

My 3 little plants are growing very slowly, but as soon as one is big enough I'll be starting the sap treatment on my bcc.




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Originally posted by svanip

Hi just thought I would put into action a live treatment for your information if anyone would like to see the results....

So far - 24th of March 2010 - I went for a Skin Check with my local GP I pointed out a legion I was concerned about "not seen by Dr" - A Shave biopsy taken following day of a 7 x 4 mm legion on Upper Left Lip region....

9 Days Pass
Biopsy / Histology result was of a multifocal superficial BCC..

GP referred to plastic surgeon for surgical removal - surgeon not available to see me 12 weeks.....

After much deliberation and investigation I decided to try Petty Spurge treatment - it pretty much grows in every garden as a pest weed here......

6 April Image shows ľ Start "2 weeks post shave biopsy" - Then the following morning after initial application of the Milk/Sap.

Euphorbia Peplus - Petty Spurge - Radium Weed - Cancer Weed

SEEDS - try here www.beautanicals.com.au ( Service was very good )

WARNINGS:
This substance contains known carcinogens.... Try it at your own risk !!!

You may need to copy and paste this link.....

http://www.wildflowerfinder.org.uk/Flowers/S/Spurge(Petty)/Spurge(Petty).htm

Treatment:
What does the active ingredient do:

Basically the Sap starts to kill the Cancer Cells (Cell Necrosis) within hours of the application then the active components in the sap induce a secondary inflammatory response at the site of the application within 24-48 Hrs, which in turn generates tumor-specific antibodies to hopefully get rid of the balance of the nasty cells.... Something like that anyway - in very simple terms....

My treatment plan 12 Days twice a day application.....

Pre Treatment Image - 2 Weeks Post BCC Shave Biopsy

Me: svanip@hotmail.com

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First Day of Treatment !

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Day 2 approx 36 Hrs Post Euphorbia Peplus Sap/Latex Application - it is growing

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Day 2 Afternoon Update - Its drying out and not stinging so much.....

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Day Six - Morning Image - sorry re the lack of weekend images. It was a very painful weekend but not unbearable - the scab had completely covered the inflamed areas and came off on several occasions. I do quite a bit of sport - ie cycling and swimming so with the sweating and being in the water for several hours the area was scab free. The area seems to have stopped growing and feels like it is calming down somewhat ie: less pain and less blistering scabbing etc -I am opting for a review after the 12 Day x twice a day application period which is a little more than most I have read about online using Euphorbia Peplus raw sap only - I will continue to apply until the scabbing has been resolved then rest and recovery. I do not wash the sap off and I have not covered the area -unless showering etc then I re apply and let it dry on the treatment area - The amount of sap I use is quite small - a tiny drop - maybe the size of a pin head or two. This seems to be an ample quantity to soak into the treatment area - the sap is quite watery and not very viscous - it flows very willingly and spreads out over the area rapidly - the activity of the sap appears to radiate out and around the original treatment area without any need to cover it completely be careful this is a very strong substance indeed - as you can see from the images. I noted that several people had stated the the treatment was not painful - well on the face it is quite painful and it burns for several hours, if you can imagine a mild acid or caustic burn - that is what it is similar too - for me anyway.... enjoy

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Day 6 of treatment....

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Day 7 Images - The area appears to be healing and feeling OK the scabbing is very thick and firm now - the treatment area has some skin flaking around the margin - I am still applying the raw sap to the top of the scab after showering etc - it is still burning, so I guess the treatment is still working......

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This afternoons shot of the crusty demon - was a mild burning sensation all day "as usual" no great change today !

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Morning of Day 8 - Feeling similar scab is quite thick still some mild stinging after application of raw sap - not unbearable though.


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Afternoon Day 8 - Its Itchy and annoying !


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Morning Day 9 went for a hard twilight bike ride last night a lot of sweating etc - so in the middle of the scab the dark area is a crater about 3mm deep which obviously washed out with the fluids. this was the location of the original BCC Site - Ewwwwww Gross .....


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Afternoon Day 9 - Not much to report - its very crusty itchy and annoying - the scab is huge and very thick, you cant see it on the image really...


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Morning Day 10 - Went for a 2K swim last night - scab is still mainly intact due to attached beard I think - not much change to the area, it is tender and a little itchy quite a bit of new pink skin is visible - I use a prescription antibacterial cream called Bactroban 2% at night over the entire area - want to minimize any secondary infection after swimming etc.

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Afternoon Day 10 - Feeling OK at the moment not much pain at all today, scab is shrinking "with help" if it wasn't in such a prominent position you would barley know it was there


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Morning Day 13 after some sporting activities and shaving the large scabs came of with a smaller center piece from the original BCC site still remains... have stopped the application of the raw sap and am covering the area with Bactroban 2% to aid in healing the area... lets hope that the BCC is dead and gone !!!


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Afternoon Day 13

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Day 14 Scab came off and left area visible......Second image is a close up shot - not sure if the BCC is gone or still alive.....


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Afternoon Day 14
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Morning Day 15 Healing well.....
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Close Up Day 15


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Day 15 afternoon image

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Day 16 Morning Image (Vitamin E used over night)


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sumnerburstyn

New Zealand
2 Posts

Posted - 03/28/2014 :  06:44:44  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
thank you for this. So appreciate it. Amazing how similar my own treatments for SCC's look.
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anivoc

640 Posts

Posted - 03/30/2014 :  07:55:34  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Fantastic pics Svanip! Thank you for sharing these!
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Wisconsin guy

USA
5 Posts

Posted - 04/03/2014 :  07:53:05  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Its been awhile since I posted so here is a update. The spot I treated on my arm needed to be hit again in 1 tiny spot where I thought was a deep root, the skin in that treatment area does not look like normal skin but like a scar from a bad burn. I would like to give a tip on what I found about P.S. sap, I found if the plants do not have red stems (red in the stem) the sap is weak.I had a fresh bunch of plants growing over the winter and they kinda stuggled and never got that red in the stems and the sap was not worth useing. Another thing I found is after my 1st plants seeded in the fall I cut them back to within a inch of the soil (in a pot)and gave the a small amount of water weekly and a couple months later I was seeing new growth and now are about 10 inchs tall with bright red stems and very strong sap. I have used this sap on a couples spots and found it really would attack the area, it would swell up and be more painfull than I have noticed before but seems to be killing the BCC. So try cutting your plants back and see what happens you might get the best P.S. plants you ever had without planting more seed.
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srains99

13 Posts

Posted - 04/08/2014 :  10:06:35  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I joined just because I came across this old thread that had recent updates. My story echos many of yours. I ordered the seeds mentioned on the site but wanted to know if live plants are available?

My condition was diagnosed this week though I had a feeling that it was BCC based upon researching my condition. One BBC on the cheek. Of course my Dermatologist highly recommends Mohs surgery which he says will leave a 2 inch scar. What disturbs me is the strong desire just to perform an expensive surgery without even trying other, less invasion solutions. Thanks for anyone who can help.
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sumnerburstyn

New Zealand
2 Posts

Posted - 04/08/2014 :  13:09:07  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I just took one from my cheek with petty spurge. It took 8 days and I had a nasty red blister for a couple of days. Now 10 days later my cheek is smooth and perfect again. No sign of the bcc. At least try it as a first call. I pick my petty spurge on roadsides however I live on an island with my spray policy so can pick with confidence. Good luck.
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Wisconsin guy

USA
5 Posts

Posted - 04/09/2014 :  14:05:37  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have had surgery on skin cancer 4 times and 3 of those times they did not get it all with the 1st cutting. My concern with not getting it all is how many cancer cells got in my blood stream, is this why I have so many now? The last surgery I had they got it all,the spot was about the size of a nickel and the scare I have is 3 inches long. Every one needs to decide if surgery is right for them or go other routes. I will say I will never have them freeze (liquid nitrogen spray) another because every one I have had done came back and worse. jmo
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Brigid

68 Posts

Posted - 04/09/2014 :  15:18:37  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by srains99

I joined just because I came across this old thread that had recent updates. My story echos many of yours. I ordered the seeds mentioned on the site but wanted to know if live plants are available?

My condition was diagnosed this week though I had a feeling that it was BCC based upon researching my condition. One BBC on the cheek. Of course my Dermatologist highly recommends Mohs surgery which he says will leave a 2 inch scar. What disturbs me is the strong desire just to perform an expensive surgery without even trying other, less invasion solutions. Thanks for anyone who can help.

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Brigid

68 Posts

Posted - 04/09/2014 :  15:24:11  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Srains,

There's a lot of information on the petty spurge part of the site. When I first joined, I read every thread. That was a while ago so there are more now, but it was worth the time. Getting informed is important. I also learned a lot from reading the introduction or general info about skin cancer that's posted under Skin Cancer Topical Treatments. I wish I'd known when I first joined that surgery isn't the only way to go, and collectively we have a lot of experience and information on this website. Take it slow, take a breath and hang in.



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Originally posted by Brigid

quote:
Originally posted by srains99

I joined just because I came across this old thread that had recent updates. My story echos many of yours. I ordered the seeds mentioned on the site but wanted to know if live plants are available?

My condition was diagnosed this week though I had a feeling that it was BCC based upon researching my condition. One BBC on the cheek. Of course my Dermatologist highly recommends Mohs surgery which he says will leave a 2 inch scar. What disturbs me is the strong desire just to perform an expensive surgery without even trying other, less invasion solutions. Thanks for anyone who can help.



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srains99

13 Posts

Posted - 04/10/2014 :  08:39:14  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the responses. I ordered the seeds and will continue to research. I have still not found someone in the United States that sells the plants.
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willwill

USA
9 Posts

Posted - 04/10/2014 :  13:50:57  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Once again, I have plants and will give them to anyone who wants them. I live in the New York area.
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srains99

13 Posts

Posted - 04/10/2014 :  14:56:47  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Awesome, thanks so much. I work in white plains, ny. I will send you a message
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susan

7 Posts

Posted - 04/11/2014 :  05:06:41  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I've been a fan/follower of this website for years now. I have experience with cymillium, raspberry, bloodroot,.... But never the E.peplus because i've tried many times for several years to grow them unsuccessfully. I live in South Texas. Miracle of miracles!!!! I have sprouted several seeds and one is almost of size to use. April in Texas means the plants which are growing outside, are not long for this world.
I've been scouring old posts for what I thought was someone who froze masserated plants. I would like to try this as well as the tincture. Does anyone remember this post?
Thanks, Susan
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srains99

13 Posts

Posted - 05/21/2014 :  07:12:53  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Petty spurge worked like a charm. I cannot believe it. Saved me from a 2 inch scar on my face from Mohs surgery. Thanks Will for the plant, package will be sent this week to you. Thanks again
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willwill

USA
9 Posts

Posted - 05/21/2014 :  17:57:10  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Glad to help. The spot where I planted them last year has thousands of seedlings. If anyone else would like plants please contact me.
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judo

33 Posts

Posted - 05/21/2014 :  23:16:42  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Does anyone know if I should continue treating an AK once the scan has fallen off? It appeared early this year in the spot where I'd managed to cut my head afew years back, so on an old scar. After a few weeks of treating 2-3 times a day with apple cider vinegar the scab fell off, it looked much better but I continued to treat it each day, it now looks as though it might scab again, any ideas, should I continue or stop?

Many thanks.
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gloe

124 Posts

Posted - 06/16/2014 :  11:26:34  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm joining the crowd of PS fans. I was scared to start using it, but too scared not to.

I have my thread DMSO+combos, and maybe after many more months, the DMSO+IP6 will do the trick, but my face looks bad and seems to be getting worse. In the sense that the sores have more of a tendency to bleed or ooze, whereas earlier, they would not do so.

I ordered the PS Seeds from the Australia site, 2 packs, a few months ago. I planted one pack into 2 pots. Funny thing, the 2 pots have the same dirt, the same water, the same light, but one is thriving and one not so. Still even in the thriving pot, the plants are very small.

This morning I decided to basically cut off the top of one of the small plants. I got a bit of sap and applied it to the 3 lesions (very close together) on the side of my nose. Then I took 2 leaves, pierced them and just stuck them on the area. After a couple of hours, I could feel "something happening." I also started feeling "systemic effects" like I was so exhausted, I almost fell asleep.

Now about 6 hours later, the area around the leaves is red and there is some swelling. It isn't terribly painful, more an annoying slight burn. Like a sunburn. Having been through the ascorbic acid paste, this is nothing so far.

I plan to keep the leaves on till tonight then take them off, and maybe rinse my face.

Several weeks ago, when pinching the plants back, I got some of the sap and put it on the inside of my wrist, and on the inside of my elbow. I got no reaction at all, not even any redness, so I know I'm not allergic to the PS.

Onward and upward.

Thanks everyone who posted their experiences and instructions about how to grow and use PS.

Edited by - gloe on 06/16/2014 11:28:53
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gloe

124 Posts

Posted - 06/17/2014 :  08:26:08  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I rinsed off last night, about 12 hours after application. I was up and reapplied at 4:00 a.m. this morning. Same scenario: cut off a big part of 2 plants, put the sap on and pierced 2 leaves and covered the sores with the two leaves. The leaves stick to my face. I cut up the stems and unused leaves and put them in some distilled H2O in a glass jar in the fridge. It's now more than 8 hours since application, and the area doesn't hurt as much as yesterday; there's not as much red peaking out from around the leaves.

I am packing and going thru stuff because I am moving in a week, so I am really sweaty. The sores are oozing yellowish stuff through the leaves. Later I'll take a shower and apply an anti-infective topical, maybe Medihoney.
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judo

33 Posts

Posted - 06/19/2014 :  08:26:45  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have read most people's success stories on here but still a little unclear on one thing, after applying PS once a day for 3-4 days and the scab appearing, should I just wait for it to fall off and then do it all over again? If so, how many times should I do it or allow it to scab?
Thanks in advance
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srains99

13 Posts

Posted - 06/19/2014 :  09:27:42  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I applied it for 10 days or so and just let the scab fall off. It started to itch when it was almost done healing. One of these days I will post pictures but it looked much worse (scabbing) days 5-8. My BBC site was about 8mm and was pretty deep. After the scab fell off and a month went by, the wound had closed but I had a small bump so I treated it again for a week. After that healed, it looks great. Much better than a 2 inch Mohs scar would look. Cannot wait to go back to my derm to show him
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gloe

124 Posts

Posted - 06/19/2014 :  16:11:30  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm on day 4 and intend to keep going. Same procedure: Wash in the morning, apply sap then pierced leaves on top of the sap. Wash in the evening then apply an anti-infective topical. I clean the area with H2O2 after washing and before applying anything else.

I think applying the leaves is keeping it moist so it is not scabbing. I have alot of oozing gunk. The area did not bleed after washing this evening, but it did bleed this morning and the past 2 days (since day 2). It is amazing that with open sores like this applying the sap and leaves is not painful. It sort of hurts later as the PS gets to work. Day 2 was the worst day as far as pain, so far.

Some people say to treat for 14 days. Others say treat until it stops reacting and starts healing. I intend to play it by ear, but most likely will not go beyond 14 days.
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judo

33 Posts

Posted - 06/20/2014 :  23:35:47  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks to all, day 4 today, some of the skin has flaked off on the bcc site so as I have lots of plants growing wild in my garden (north Essex uk) I will just keep going until it stops reacting. Mines a bit sore (on my neck so shirt collars rub a little) but nothing I can't ignore especially considering the potential benefits.
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gloe

124 Posts

Posted - 06/21/2014 :  00:42:15  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Day 6. What was 3 distinct small sores is now a large bloody mess on the side of my nose. More bleeding this a.m. on the upper part going into the top of my nose. No leaves, just sap for the past 2 days.

Yesterday I felt very sick and was getting a bad headache. The area hurt quite a bit. Having had wounds before that I was afraid were infected, I followed the same procedure: I ate lots of raw garlic (don't chew; just cut up into tiny pieces and wash down with water) and took massive doses of ARG/Nutricology Thymus glandular. 10 caps 3 times over the day. I felt much better after the first dose.
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Nanoagain

35 Posts

Posted - 06/21/2014 :  05:44:18  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Gloe, that reminds me of when I was using vit c on my modular BCC--I was sick as a dog on and off during the treatment. Perhaps it is a result of the dying cancer cells being cleared from the body? Anyway, sounds like you are making progress!
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gloe

124 Posts

Posted - 06/21/2014 :  11:51:36  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by Nanoagain

Gloe, that reminds me of when I was using vit c on my modular BCC--I was sick as a dog on and off during the treatment. Perhaps it is a result of the dying cancer cells being cleared from the body? Anyway, sounds like you are making progress!



Well, something is definitely happening!

5 hours after applying the sap, I applied Medihoney. I'm just going to leave it like that till the morning.


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srains99

13 Posts

Posted - 06/21/2014 :  12:21:11  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I never felt sick but it did bleed and form a real scab. It also hurt for a few hours after I applied the sap. I did not get the white/yellow scab you see in pictures but the kind of scab you get from a wound that bleeds. I hope you have the sane luck with the treatment as I did.
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gloe

124 Posts

Posted - 06/22/2014 :  08:50:43  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by srains99

I never felt sick but it did bleed and form a real scab. It also hurt for a few hours after I applied the sap. I did not get the white/yellow scab you see in pictures but the kind of scab you get from a wound that bleeds. I hope you have the sane luck with the treatment as I did.



I'm not really getting the white/yellow kind of scab either. Though this a.m. when I washed the gunk off (dried blood and yellowish gunk) there was left behind a thinish looking yellowish "scab." Not really a scab and I could have easily rubbed it off, but I decided to let it be.

Day 7, applied sap and no leaves. Will apply Medihoney later and leave it on til tomorrow morning, as I did yesterday. It doesn't really hurt anymore. Feels kind of irritated.
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Marty

Australia
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Posted - 06/24/2014 :  01:43:19  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Everyone
I've started Picato treatment today - face & scalp and stronger treatment for my hands and forearms.
Background
I'm a fair skinned Australian male. Australia has the highest incidence of Skin Cancer in the world. I have had 6 excisions on legs and back. Having another soon.
Freezing had limited results. Tried Effudex on hands, again with limited results. I'm expecting a similar skin response, though over a much shorter time with quicker recovery. Opted for Picato (An Australian innovation ) as an alternative to Photo Dynamic Therapy. My AK are quiet extensive. It's around $150 AUD a treatment (3 applications). Picato Australia (LEO) recommended after treatment care using a high quality Vitamin E cream kept in the fridge to help ease burring and speed recovery.
Best wishes to all.
I decided to take 'before, during and after' pictures to help me keep track of results
Marty

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lornebarvizub2b

5 Posts

Posted - 06/30/2014 :  06:31:59  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Have been diagnosed with a BCC just below my lower lip. Decided to do the Moh's Surgery but have ordered Petty Spurge seeds to get rid of any other spots in the future. The seeds I ordered from Australia and they have not arrived yet.
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gloe

124 Posts

Posted - 07/01/2014 :  09:57:16  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
For almost a week (while I was packing, moving and unpacking) I applied only the water in which the cut up leaves and stems were soaking. The affected area has shrunk considerably. I still get a little bleeding. There is still a smallish scab which is more like dried blood than the yellowish scab that others have posted.

Yesterday and today I am back to applying sap. But I am running out of "plant." I started treating when my plants were very small but I had a lot of them. I had to cut off stems to get sap, rather than leaves . . . I am trying to continue treatment without completely killing off the plant that has done the best. I want seeds, so I can treat again. (My extra packet of seeds got "lost" while my elderly mother was helping me unpack. :-( )

I will tell ya, I looked like a real mess for a while. I had a lot of bleeding which would run some and dry up. Yuk!!! The area that was "reacting" was pretty large, and this is on the side of my nose. An area that I did not even put sap on crusted up and formed a scab (though this one was more yellow as opposed to red/bleeding on the "main" sores.) Now everyone has noticed how much better my face looks, but I am still very concerned that I may run out of plant before I am done.

My new place does not have a balcony, but I have a big east facing window. Still, it looks like the change in their environment has caused the plants some stress. Interesting that they were doing well on a west facing outdoor porch, with very intense afternoon sun.

I wish everyone the best.

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gloe

124 Posts

Posted - 07/11/2014 :  06:03:34  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
A week ago today was my last day of using sap. I have run out of stems to cut off. On this last day, a thick blood scab came off when washing my face. Underneath was just raw skin, but very little bleeding. Unlike the last time a scab came off, when I saw white dots in the middle of raw skin, this time there were no white dots. If those were the roots of cancer, they appear to be gone. Putting sap on the raw skin one last time (for now) it is amazing how little it hurt. Just some stinging for a bit.

So for the past week I am just applying the water in which the cut up leaves and stems have been soaking. I do this once or twice a day. I am trying to keep 2 tiny plants alive so I can repeat the treatment as I am not sure I am done.

Since the last sap treatment one week ago, a new thick blood red scab has formed. It is smaller than the last one. I get very little bleeding/oozing now. When I run out of water to apply, I will let it heal up and see what I have. Until I have more PS plant to get sap from, I may have to choose an alternative treatment while I wait for plants to grow. I may very well go back to vitamin c mixed with DSMSO/H2O.
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judo

33 Posts

Posted - 07/15/2014 :  02:16:05  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Gloe, how's your treatment going?

My BCC on my neck seems to have lost a lot of the redness since the 8 day (once per day) treatment of PS. It does still itch from time to time though, anyone know if this is normal or does it maybe need another zapping with PS?

Also, I mentioned earlier, I have around 15 PS plants in my garden, some of which are pretty big - they respond well to tomato plant food! Anyway, whilst I might not need them now I'm wondering if there's any way they can be stored for future use? They will eventually die off as winter sets in and might not be so proliferant next year..any ideas?
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willwill

USA
9 Posts

Posted - 07/15/2014 :  04:13:16  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
You can dig them up and put them in pots for the winter. Also, if your experience is anything like mine, you will have thousands of new plants after the winter.

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gloe

124 Posts

Posted - 07/15/2014 :  09:37:31  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
hi judo, the new dark red scab came off on Saturday the 12th. No bleeding or oozing, but still a small area of raw skin, so much smaller than before. The general area is red but there is mostly new skin. A new scab has formed, but this one is much smaller and not that really dark red.

I continue to treat with the water the cut up leaves and stems have been soaking in. I'll continue to do this until I run out.

I decided to try to germinate a few more seeds (the pack that I thought had been lost has been found, stuck to the bottom of an egg carton!) I am now barely keeping one small plant alive, and I would feel much better if I could continue to treat with sap.

But, still, overall very pleased. At one time I had 4 sores, now I am down to one remaining, which I think is the original one.

Update: On Saturday the 19th, the new scab came off. Underneath was a crusty bump, not raw skin. I am still using the soaking water everyday. Right now (Friday the 25th) it feels like a very small scab has formed, which I expect to come off eventually like the others. But I would feel much better about this if I had more sap to use.

So, I planted about 7-8 new seeds in a pot, and 4 have germinated. I am going to do my best to keep these alive. (The last live plant that I was babying has died along with the rest.) There are areas outside my new apartment where it looks like weeds are allowed to grow, and that are shaded from the hot summer sun, so I am considering buying a few more packets of seeds this winter (or hopefully, using seeds I get from the new crop I have starting), and next spring, just scatter them around outside. Maybe they would even grow this Fall . . . with these seeds so inexpensive to buy from Australia, there's no reason not to experiment.

Edited by - gloe on 07/25/2014 08:39:30
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lornebarvizub2b

5 Posts

Posted - 07/29/2014 :  21:03:28  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I had the surgery on the BCC on my lower lip. The BCC seemed very small but the cut is larger than I thought it would be.

Now I want to plant the Petty Spurge seeds I received from Australia and treat what appears as pre-cancer spots on my face with the sap so to never have to have my face cut again.
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lornebarvizub2b

5 Posts

Posted - 07/29/2014 :  21:32:49  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I am going on vacation in August and want to plant the PS seeds when I get back the end of August. I live in Southern California and want to get advice on the best way to plant the seeds in the autumn. Can anyone give me advice on this?
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anivoc

640 Posts

Posted - 08/07/2014 :  04:01:45  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Lorne,

I live in Covina....Petty spurge grows like crazy all over southern California..Curious what the strain you get from Australia will look like in comparrison.. PS dies off in the heat of summer but seems to pop up in Autumn and again in spring here..
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Brigid

68 Posts

Posted - 08/07/2014 :  07:02:20  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi, I've posted about my indoor planting of the seeds. Worked great for me but you do have to keep them cool with an AC in the room (not directly on them, imo). They dislike heat. If you read some of the back posts, somewhere before the end of page 5, you'll see posts from various people on how to grow them. They're very, very tiny so make sure not to bury them in your soil, just a fine sprinkling on top will do.
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Originally posted by lornebarvizub2b

I am going on vacation in August and want to plant the PS seeds when I get back the end of August. I live in Southern California and want to get advice on the best way to plant the seeds in the autumn. Can anyone give me advice on this?

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mmsg

4 Posts

Posted - 08/20/2014 :  01:48:45  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
bh
Brigid, I live in a fairly hot country and the Agriculture Department told me that Petty Spurge is found all over here! So maybe different strains do well in different places. What I hope, is that the one here works....!
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gloe

124 Posts

Posted - 09/11/2014 :  04:45:16  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well, after using nothing but the "soaking water" for almost two months, I quit about a week ago to let my skin heal. I have been using "unpetroleum jelly" on it (Available at health food stores and on the internet such as amazon.com). I tried other supposedly "soothing" ointments, but they all seemed to make it worse.

Now, my skin looks a lot better. The "affected area" has shrunk considerably down to one sore that still needs more attention. I knew I wasn't done when I ran out of sap . . .

I planted what was left of my remaining packet of seeds, divided into two pots, and numerous seeds germinated. Several survived and now they are just beginning to form their second set of leaves. YEAH! That is critical . . . I am sure the cooler nights now in the Northeast USA are helping to stimulate them to grow. I keep them in front of an open window all the time, all through the chilly nights, and let them get about 1-2 hours of direct early morning sun a day (when it's sunny).

As I have posted before, I also do ALOT of work on my diet and supplements, in order to keep this thing in check. Once I have usable plants, I will re-treat, and this time I will wait for the plants to be large enough so that I don't have to destroy them in the process of using the sap.

Hope everyone is doing well.
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Cloudy

USA
4 Posts

Posted - 09/12/2014 :  00:40:43  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi every one I'm new to posting but have been following this forum for along time. Little history I have a BCC on my neck and have tried numerous things to stop it's growth but haven't to date been very successful. Have not had any orthodox treatment...have tried to find PS but I live in the NOLA area (New Orleans) and it gets hot here in the summer. Should anyone live in the far south of USA I would very much appreciate any and all info about this plant growing in this area.. .
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gloe

124 Posts

Posted - 09/13/2014 :  14:39:45  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by Cloudy

Hi every one I'm new to posting but have been following this forum for along time. Little history I have a BCC on my neck and have tried numerous things to stop it's growth but haven't to date been very successful. Have not had any orthodox treatment...have tried to find PS but I live in the NOLA area (New Orleans) and it gets hot here in the summer. Should anyone live in the far south of USA I would very much appreciate any and all info about this plant growing in this area.. .



Cloudy, go back in this thread and read all the posts by "SoFl" which I believe means he is from Southern Florida -- also very hot and humid. You may need to order seeds from Australia and grow them initially yourself. They are not expensive. I ordered 2 packets of 30 seeds for I think about $13.00 including shipping from Australia. Best of luck.
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