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Topical Vitamin C Stops Basal Cell Carcinoma

Topical Vitamin C Stops Basal Cell Carcinoma

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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-hometreatment:  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 
cell 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 tor.com/Cancer02 /VitaminC. html [2] 
Riordan 
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 ot.org/cresearch /intravenousc2. shtml
and  http://www.seanet. com/~alexs/ ascorbate/ 199x/riordan- nh-etal-
med_hypotheses_ 1995-v44- p207.htm and also 
http://www.doctoryo urself.com/ 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 urself.com/ klennerpaper. html [4] 
Age spots, basal cell carcinoma and solar 


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