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My Squamous Cell Carcinoma Disappeared


Author: Peg M.
Skill: Yoga Instructor
Date: 03-16-2012
Views: 4,563
Word Count: 223
Questions Received: 1
Testimonial ID: 6983-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 3

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I was applying a few drops of Frankincense oil 3-4 times/daily to a dry, flaky bump on my forehead and as I expected, it became more pronounced (nearly dime size, raised and red with lesions).

On my children's insistence I went to a dermatologist and had it biopsied. This particular doctor is married to an osteopath and being exposed to alternative ideas, he encouraged me to continue using my essential oil. The biopsy showed it to be a squamous cell carcinoma.

By the time I got back in for a follow up appointment 3 weeks later, the bump and lesions were gone and only a small flat spot remained. The nurse and a new doctor checked my forehead, comparing it to the photos in the notes in disbelief.

I told this new doctor about the Frankincense half expecting an attitude. Instead he listened and then surprised me when he suggested we look it up on the Kaiser Permanente natural medicine website. Sure enough, there it was, Young Living Frankincense Essential Oil.

He was fascinated and agreed that what I was doing seemed to be the best course of action. He took a bunch of photos and told me he'd be reading up on Frankincense. I promised I would come back if it changed for the worse.

All that remains is the slightest white scar at my hairline.


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Additional keyword(s) assigned by the editor: actinic, cancer, cancerous, dysplastic, keratoses, keratosis, melanoma, precancerous, premalignant.

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: skin-cancer — Frankincense and myrrh showed anticancer effects.Link
2.Associated topics: squamous-cell-carcinoma,skin-cancer — "Local application of frankincense essential oil may provide a non-surgical treatment alternative, with no or minimal side effect for carcinoma in situ, minimally invasive carcinoma and pre-cancerous conditions such as actinic keratosis."Link
3.Associated topics: skin-lesion — "Herbalists treat skin ailments, such as fungal infections (like candidiasis), wounds, eczema, and acne, with lavender oil. It is also used in a healing bath for joint and muscle pain. One study evaluating treatments for children with eczema found [that] it was therapeutic touch from the mother that improved symptoms; in other words, massage with and without essential oils (including lavender) both reduced the dry, scaly skin lesions. Another study found that lavender oil may improve pain control after surgery."Link

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