In an article from Dermatology Times, researchers in Brisbance, Australia claim the sap from the Milkweed plant has removed cancerous skin lesions from 41 out of 48 skin cancer patients. In the study there were 36 patients with a total of 48 non- melanoma lesions. They include basal cell, squamous cell and intraepidermal carcinomas. None of the patients responded to traditional treatments including surgery.
In the study that was published in the British Journal of Dermatology, it states the three types of skin cancer that the sap was tested on had the following outcome. 75% response to intraepidermal lesions, 57% response to basal cell lesions and 50% response to squamous cell lesions. There were 43% of the patients in the study that stated they had no pain. 14% complained of moderate pain and one patient reported serve short term pain.
Kimberly Carter of the British Association of Dermatologist states “ This has not been studied in a larger group of people, warns the public not to try this on your own. Exposure of the sap to mucus producing surfaces, like the eyes can result in extreme inflammation and can lead to hospitalization. The concentration of the sap varies between different plants, with high doses able to cause very severe and excessive inflammatory response. “
This is a light at the end of a dark tunnel for skin cancer patients. I would suggest signing up for one of the studies if your doctor approves,or reviewing the literature for yourself. Stay positive and proactive
In 2011 We are still loving the skin we are in.
Until next time Skinchick;-)