Skin cancer treatment without chemotherapy, radiation or surgery? According to Dr. Joe Mercola, who was featured on the February 21 episode of Dr. Oz, it’s true. Many studies also report that this eggplant extract-based cream, called Curaderm, is effective in eliminating skin cancer.
About BEC5 and Curaderm
Dr. Bill Cham, a biochemist, discovered the eggplant extracts BEC and BEC5 can eradicate nonmelanoma cancer. In higher concentrations (10 percent), BEC5 can treat malignant and benign skin tumors. In lower concentration (.005 percent), it can treat keratosis, basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinomas. With 3.5 million reported cases of skin cancer, Dr. Cham wanted to find a way to make these extracts available to the public, and Curaderm was developed.
In one study, participants had a cure rate of 66 percent after only using the cream for eight weeks. Other participants experienced a 78 percent cure rate at one year.
In a study conduced in the United Kingdom, participants used Curaderm twice a day. Seventy-eight percent of the patients were completely cured of their skin cancer within eight weeks. Twenty-two percent of the participants needed to extend treatment but eventually went into remission. This was without any medical intervention such as chemotherapy, radiation or surgery.
How It Works
Cancer cells have a plasma membrane called endogenous lectins. BEC5 has rhamnose, a plant sugar that can stick to endogenous lectins. When the rhamnose and endogenous lectins bind, it kills the cancer cells. So the rhamnose is the power behind BE5 in eliminating cancer cells from your skin.
Why use a cream instead of medical intervention?
Chemotherapy can cause side effects like hair loss and nausea and surgery can leave severe scarring. Curaderm causes none of these side effects while treating the tumors comparably. The only side effect found with this cream is itching and burning on the site of application.
BEC5 can improve the appearance of age spots, sun spots and discolored, thickening of the skin from overexposure to the sun.
How to Use It
Users of Curaderm should apply the cream at least twice a day. It can be applied up to 10 times a day. It’s important to cover the area after application to keep the cream from rubbing off. Apply the cream regularly to ensure the area doesn’t dry out. After 30 to 60 minutes, many users experience a reddening of the area with a burning sensation. This is normal. The rhamonose is doing its work in killing cancer cells. You may find the application area looks worse shortly after you begin using the cream. This is the normal process of treatment. It must shed your skin of the cancerous cells first so new skin cells can grow in its place. Most people start to see improvement from seven to 60 days. The treatment time for Curaderm depends on often you use the cream. Users who use it several times a day should see faster results than those who are only using it twice a day. If the skin becomes too sensitive, you might have to decrease the number of applicatios each day. The cream will still be effective but total treatment time may increase.
Consult Your Doctor
Seek the advice of your doctor before starting any skin treatment regimen. If you suspect you might have skin cancer, speak to your doctor for a thorough evaluation. The material presented in this article is for informational purposes only and should not be used to treat or diagnose any condition, including cancer.