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bspratt

USA
20 Posts

Posted - 05/02/2018 :  17:03:34  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
58 yrs young - Have one confirmed by biopsy basil center of forehead (pictures to follow) and a confirmed also biopsied squamous on left side of forehead. I have not posted in a few years but have self treated for over 10 yrs mostly success with bloodroot, iodine and apple cider vinegar. Iodine and ACV for AK and pre cancer. I do not have direct access to petty spurge living west coast florida and its summer here - not great conditions for growing. Both lesions appear to be more surface but this is appearance right? The Mohs doctor I saw yesterday seemed to confirm this also. Before going under the knive I would like to try an alternative. Already making lifestyle changes with diet, supplements, alkalizing, juicing and apricot kernels. A little nervous here going with bloodroot because of the sizes 2x2 and 2x1 cent. on face. Any other suggestions? (sorry initial forehead pic is upside down)

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bspratt

USA
20 Posts

Posted - 05/05/2018 :  10:12:35  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ok took the plunge and applied bloodroot paste on the top half of my BC (for 24 hours) this was the half that always bled and looked the worse. Typical stinging, mild headache but was able to sleep and off it came last night/picture from this morning. Had ice on it 3 or 4 times last night. Today's swelling not so bad. Will see this eventually work itself out in a few days and will continue to update. Thanks - Bill

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bspratt

USA
20 Posts

Posted - 05/06/2018 :  15:45:39  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Okay day 3 a little more action, little more pain (1 tylenol or ibuprofen every 4 hrs) more swelling; definitely active underneath. Even though this is "just basil" I do think it is the worst of the 2 lesions - hopeful anyways that the rest is more surface/superficial but time will tell. Not looking forward to going back to work tomorrow with the swelling around eyes will make me look more "snapchat" like. Just want to encourage those out there - one must be careful with bloodroot/there are plenty of good resources on the web to walk you through (there is always risk involved) and you may also want to be careful with whom you tell - be prepared for rejection. Fortunately, God did not create me to please man but Him alone Blessings - Bill

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bspratt

USA
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Posted - 05/08/2018 :  16:18:26  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Day 5 - bigger blob already starting to break free and work out. Swelling has declined; way less headache. There will be a nice hole when this thing pops out. I am prepared with a couple of healing aids one called "all good goop" purchased online. This seems to be moving faster than past BC's I am thinking the diet, juicing, pancreatin x8 supplements (morn and night on empty stomach) apple cider vinegar 3 times a day (2 spoonfulls ea) melatonin at night even the bitter apricot kernals - are a help and a prevention.

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bspratt

USA
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Posted - 05/08/2018 :  16:34:56  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
BTW, since this is an active journal, I have been asked more than once especially since I do have insurance why do I not just get these 2 whacked off an then proceed with the healthy diet and supplements? Good question and my answer is: I am still considering Mohs - have a doctor lined up ready and willing. However, having been cut on multiple times (one of them was a very bad experience) and every 2 or 3 years the cycle repeats I am hoping to address the root problem and not just cut off the symptoms. Having done a lot of reading books, websites it is clear that our bodies are designed to handle this but because we have polluted them with additives, preservatives, pesticides; while not providing the essential nutrients (think green; lean meat and healthy fats) our livers are often in need of cleansing. I will stop here before you fall asleep but we have to get back to what our bodies thrive on. Also minimize stress. Blessings - Bill

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Bonders

USA
4 Posts

Posted - 05/10/2018 :  18:14:30  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice job with that bloodroot (stingy summabotches) lol ...
i would suggest using vitamin E gel once you are done treating and just want to let things heal.

if it comes back, just hit it again and again.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQHM-pE_pF0

Be Well Always,

Bonder

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bspratt

USA
20 Posts

Posted - 05/10/2018 :  21:23:33  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Bonders

Nice job with that bloodroot (stingy summabotches) lol ...
i would suggest using vitamin E gel once you are done treating and just want to let things heal.

if it comes back, just hit it again and again.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQHM-pE_pF0

Be Well Always,

Bonder





Thanks Bonder for the encouragement; how did your re-occurrence go from last September? What did you use and how are you doing?

Blessings - Bill
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bspratt

USA
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Posted - 05/10/2018 :  21:34:18  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Day 7 - just washed off with hydrogen peroxide and some mild soap not much change - kind of looks smaller still working itself out. Pretty sure this is fairly deep; looking forward to healing phase but won't force the action it needs to take its course. Still debating bloodroot paste or something else for the squamous on side of forehead. Thinking I will hit it next then come back for the bottom half of this BCC. If you have a suggestion chime in thanks - Bill

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anivoc

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Posted - 05/12/2018 :  19:58:33  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ouch! That you only did part of it, I get ....but ya still got the rest...I am fighting a few monsters way bigger and just can't stomach what the bloodroot will do.....

"IF" I had ...I know this will sound crazy to you as "small of one" as yours...now that you have the deepest biggest part of it treated...I'd try a new method I have come up with that definitely eats small ones slowly and painfully but not the intense continuous pain of bloodroot.

It is clear Vinegar does kill small skin cancers...The active ingredient in vinegar is acetic acid... I purchased 100% pure acetic acid and diluted it to 30% (7 parts water 3 parts acetic acid....When I get out of the shower I apply with a small make up brush first then use a regular paper towel folded over in 3 layers in the shape of the lesion...I put the 30% solution in a small clear eyes bottle and soak the paper towel..I apply it to the lesion and cover with 3m Micropore tape...Not for the faint of heart it burns for about 30 minutes and is sore for a while and bleeds on occasion...BUT in no way as painful as Bloodroot...I took down a lesion bigger and thicker than your with this technique....Unfortunately the big ones are really messy so I am making a salve with the vinegar and zinc chloride and going at them slower...still nessy but nor as much bleeding...I am almost ready to surrender to the knife on these big ones ...it's a bummer...

I have been reading about carrot juice and may go on a month long 5 cups a day experiment to see if it helps shrink these buggers...I qualify for medicare in four months so I'll hold off on the knife unless it becomes impossible to deal with before then...
Hoping and praying what I am doing combined with the carrot juice protocol can get me over the hump...

Good luck on your journey and THANK YOU for sharing and documenting your experience here!
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anivoc

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Posted - 05/12/2018 :  21:04:38  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ouch! That you only did part of it, I get ....but ya still got the rest...I am fighting a few monsters way bigger and just can't stomach what the bloodroot will do.....

"IF" I had ...I know this will sound crazy to you as "small of one" as yours...now that you have the deepest biggest part of it treated...I'd try a new method I have come up with that definitely eats small ones slowly and painfully but not the intense continuous pain of bloodroot.

It is clear Vinegar does kill small skin cancers...The active ingredient in vinegar is acetic acid... I purchased 100% pure acetic acid and diluted it to 30% (7 parts water 3 parts acetic acid....When I get out of the shower I apply with a small make up brush first then use a regular paper towel folded over in 3 layers in the shape of the lesion...I put the 30% solution in a small clear eyes bottle and soak the paper towel..I apply it to the lesion and cover with 3m Micropore tape...Not for the faint of heart it burns for about 30 minutes and is sore for a while and bleeds on occasion...BUT in no way as painful as Bloodroot...I took down a lesion bigger and thicker than your with this technique....Unfortunately the big ones are really messy so I am making a salve with the vinegar and zinc chloride and going at them slower...still nessy but nor as much bleeding...I am almost ready to surrender to the knife on these big ones ...it's a bummer...

I have been reading about carrot juice and may go on a month long 5 cups a day experiment to see if it helps shrink these buggers...I qualify for medicare in four months so I'll hold off on the knife unless it becomes impossible to deal with before then...
Hoping and praying what I am doing combined with the carrot juice protocol can get me over the hump...

Good luck on your journey and THANK YOU for sharing and documenting your experience here!
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bspratt

USA
20 Posts

Posted - 05/12/2018 :  21:38:50  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great to hear from you Anivoc! You are like the Michael Jordan (for basketball fans) or Joe Montana or Pele (lets cover football both US and Euro) of skin lesions! Hope that's a complement. Hey our own Tampa Bay Lightning are trying to make it to the NHL finals - but I digress...Sorry to hear you are battling the big ones but also encouraged you are still fighting the good fight - and that's what its all about. This board offers so much good info and hope - a real community; I hope the video game generation takes note of pioneers like you, Dan and others. Thanks for sharing your latest protocol of vinegar (topically) and carrot juice (internally) I think too many people are quick to treat what they can see and neglect what they cannot...again my mission and I'm sure yours is to stop the cycle/kill the root source not just make a cancer or two go away; though our patience does get tested with the variables of treatments. The "one size fits all" treatment is definitely NOT what cancer is about right? People - just because bloodroot or iodine may work for me does not mean it is the best path for you please be careful and take the time to study and test ANY treatment path. Anivoc, I am all about easing off on the gas pedal with bloodroot. Since squamous (my understanding) is closer to the surface skin than BCC I was already planning on something less intrusive - may give the vinegar a shot. Already made changes with the internals diet/juicing/ACV/apricot kernels/supplements but may push the envelope with raw organics - studying this currently; enough rambling for now will add you to my prayer list Blessings - Bill
Today the eschar(?) came out and I was able to slap the vitamin E goop on to begin a healing phase. Stay tuned...

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bspratt

USA
20 Posts

Posted - 05/21/2018 :  19:29:44  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
the healing on the center forehead was going so well thought it was time to jump on the SCC on side. Applied 5% iodine earlier in the day to prepare for bloodroot application seen in the 2nd picture. Stinging but so far not so bad. Since the healthy eating and 3 times a day ACV, apricot kernels, supplements for almost a month actually wondering if some of the cancer has been dealt with. This was an unusual SCC in my opinion because it never hurt or felt anything just the peeled skin. 22 more hours to go! The 3M tape is super cool if you have not used (on the BCC) and also have gone beyond clean eating to juicing and mostly plant based diet.


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bspratt

USA
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Posted - 05/22/2018 :  19:47:39  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
and Voila! Pain continues to be manageable not requiring ice though I did think about it earlier - it just appears to be very shallow. We will let this continue to run its course before evaluating the next step. If you are reading this and a believer, prayers are coveted (see coveting isn't always bad) Blessings - Bill

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bspratt

USA
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Posted - 05/24/2018 :  20:07:49  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
A couple days later, stinging,swelling,mild to medium headaches and some ice. Does not hamper me at work. I think blood root is a good choice because I may not have the patience to apply several times a day or for weeks to see results. Already looking forward to round 2 with the BCC center forehead. Blessings - Bill

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