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In March, I was privileged to attend a presentation given by Dr. Cham to the International College of Integrative Medicine just across the Ohio River from Cincinnati in Northern Kentucky. (At the same meeting, ICIM presented Dr. Henry Heimlich with a Lifetime Achievement award, in large part for development of the life-saving Heimlich maneuver.)
In his presentation, Dr. Cham explained the exact mechanism of action of BEC-5. It”s so simple even the present “medical mainstream” and the Skin Cancer Foundation should be able to understand it, the very first time! But according to the Skin Cancer Foundation website: “There is no one best method to treat all skin cancers and precancers.” This website doesn”t even mention Dr. Cham or any of the versions of BEC-5 at all!
Dr. Cham discovered and described cytotoxic (cell-killing) alkaloids (mostly “solasodine” and “sola-margine”) attached to glucose, galactose, or the plant sugar “rhamnose.”
These combinations are all called “glycoalkaloids” (“glyco” for any of the sugars). Solasodine glycosides are related to “vincristine” and “vinblastine,” alkaloids derived from the periwinkle flower, sometimes used by “mainstream” oncologists as cancer chemotherapy.
Dr. Cham showed the ICIM (International College of Integrated Medicine) group “before, during, and after” slides of treatment of multiple instances of BCC and SCC. The cancers were often large ones, from 2 to 6 inches or more in diameter. Yet all of them were gradually healed and replaced by normal tissues”in every case! And there was none of the disfigurement often caused by surgery.
In a letter dated April 23, 2002, Drs. Rino Cerio and Sangeeta Punjabi of the Dermatology Department of the Royal London Hospital describe their experience participating in trials using a form of the extract called BEC5 to treat both invasive and non-invasive forms of basal cell carcinoma. The first was a placebo-controlled, double-blind, multi-centered study of 94 patients. The second trial with 41 individuals was done only at Royal London Hospital, and was mostly to assess safety, so no placebo was used. The doctors reported that in both trials, approximately 78 percent experienced complete regression within eight weeks.
The doctors noted that with twice daily use, only a few patients reported skin irritation and redness. They pointed out that the cosmetic outcome is “comparable to that resulting from surgical excision.”
The doctors concluded: “In our view and experience BEC5 is a topical preparation which is safe and effective, ideal therapy for outpatient treatment… It is a cost-effective treatment for both primary and secondary skin cancer care.”
Remember: What”s reported here are preliminary research results concerning BEC5 and squamous cell cancer, basal cell cancer, and actinic keratosis. Even though these results are very good, they may not apply to you.
As always, consult with a physician skilled and knowledgeable in nutritional and natural medicine if you”d like to try BEC5. And since skin cancer (especially squamous cell cancer) can be very dangerous if neglected, it”s always wisest to consult a dermatologist, too.