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01-06-2014, 08:12 AM   #1
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Crohn's who also have Melanoma Support Group

Looking for ppl who have a Crohn's and Melanoma diagnosis..special tips and cautions about vitamins, immune system, symptoms, drug interactions, problems obtaining travel insurance... The big picture of a double diagnosis.
01-17-2014, 09:29 AM   #2
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Hi,
I hope you don't mind me putting this on this thread but I saw your last entry on the vit D thread and wanted to inform people of what I recently read.

Has anyone heard of Black Salve? My bf randomly got reading about it on an unrelated forum and it is this powerful balm that is made up of various herbs/oils but the main component is Blood Root. I had no idea about this until he showed me a thread (I can get the link if needed). This lady as well as others used this Black Salve on their skin cancer and it basically only targets the skin cancer, does not affect the healthy skin around it. This lady had skin cancer on her nose and forehead, she applied the salve and over days/weeks posted images of the changes. The Black Salve 'brought out' the cancer. I would recommend to anyone to check out some Youtube vids about it. One man had skin cancer on his chest, he applied it to other parts around his chest and the salve only targeted where the cancer had spread.

I couldn't believe what I was seeing and the thread about it was fascinating with lots of debate but the videos and images speak for themselves.
I don't know if this is useful to anyone but no harm in sharing.


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01-17-2014, 09:47 AM   #3
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Thanks Lulabelle for the info. Just a little "melanoma education" for you. "Skin cancer", specifically melanoma is more than "skin deep" and can kill because of its invisibility. It spreads to the blood stream and into internal organs. Perhaps some topical salve or ointment may help with superficial melanomas or other less deadly forms of skin cancer. But I wouldn't be recommending someone "self treat" moles, lumps, bumps, etc which might be melanoma, especially on areas where melanoma was already diagnosed. Stay safe!
01-17-2014, 10:16 AM   #4
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I agree you shouldn't just go out and make/buy the stuff and start slathering it on but it is something else to consider as an alternative treatment. Some of the people who have used this black salve have said they didn't end up needing chemotherapy but everyone is different and I know skin cancer isn't always just limited to the superficial surface so it is important to be under a registered medical professional and discuss options.

Just worth looking into if people are interested.

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01-17-2014, 12:29 PM   #5
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From Wikipaedia. "Cansema (also known as black salve) is a brand name of a popular alternative cancer treatment. The product is commonly classified as an escharotic—that is, a topical paste which burns and destroys skin tissue and leaves behind a thick, black scar called an eschar. Escharotics were widely used to treat skin lesions in the early 1900s, but have since been replaced by safer and more effective treatments. Escharotics such as Cansema are currently advertised by some alternative medicine marketers as treatments for skin cancer, often with unsubstantiated testimonials and unproven claims of effectiveness. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has listed Cansema as a "fake cancer cure" and warns consumers to avoid it. Cancer salves were first documented as a form of quackery in a 1955 Time article: A 37-year-old housewife had a skin condition that later (at Duke) proved not to be a cancer. Convinced that it was, she had gone to a backwoods healer, who applied a salve. Soon a quarter-sized hole disfigured her nose, opened up the nasal cavity. Duke's plastic surgeons had to build her a new nose. More recent reports document the ongoing marketing of escharotics via the Internet as purported "cures" for skin cancer.
Cansema and other escharotics are not recommended as treatments for skin lesions or skin cancer. The effectiveness of escharotics is unproven, and much safer and more effective alternatives exist, such as Mohs surgery. Escharotics can cause serious scarring and damage to normal skin. Their manufacture is largely unregulated, so the strength and purity of marketed products are unknown and unverified. Numerous reports in the medical literature describe serious consequences of using escharotics in place of standard treatments for skin cancer, ranging from disfigurement to preventable cancer recurrences. The website Quackwatch posted a warning against the use of escharotics in 2008. The site collected a variety of sourced documents compiling issues of patient injury from the use of escharotics. Common ingredients of black salves include zinc chloride and chaparral, also known as creosote bush (Latin name Larrea tridentata)and often bloodroot, a plant which has numerous uses in herbal medicine. The extract of bloodroot is called sanguinarine, an ammonium salt which attacks and destroys living tissue and is also classified as an escharotic."
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