This topical medicinal cream is used to treat non-melanoma skin cancers. It also works on sun spots, age spots and keratoses (scaly or crusty patches on your skin).
Skin cancer is classified into two categories: melanoma and non-melanoma. Melanoma, the most deadly and rarer form, affects the melanocytes, cells located deep in the layer of the skin (epidermis). It manifests as changes in colour, shape, and texture on an existing mole.
Non-melanoma cancers are commonly basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas. Though these cancers also occur in the epidermis, they affect different types of cells.
The Curaderm-BEC5 cream is known to be incredibly effective against non-melanoma cancers and safe to use as well. The cream’s active anticancer ingredient is solasodine glycosides (BEC), isolated from the vegetable eggplant.
In a study twenty years ago, the cream’s creator Dr. Bill Elliot Cham tested the effectiveness of a BEC mixture on 39 basal cell carcinomas, 29 squamous cell carcinomas and 56 keratoses. The results were remarkable for every of the treated lesions regressed compared to those applied with a placebo cream which had no effect.
The eggplant extract, called Curaderm BEC5, launches an attack right into cell membranes to initiate cancer cell destruction. This method differs from the usual cancer treatments that cuts off the tumor’s blood supply to stop cancer cells from multiplying. Dr. Chiam’s cream binds only to receptor sites found on cancerous or abnormal cells, leaving healthy cells unharmed. Further research found that Curaderm to be safe, non-toxic and effective. It is absorbed systemically, hence it has no negative effects on the blood, liver or kidneys.
In Dr. Cham’s recent study published in the International Journal of Clinical Medicine in 2011, he reported two cases involving two men, one was suffering from a large basal cell carcinoma and the other squamous cell carcinoma. Both men were in their sixties and their cancer was considered difficult to treat. They applied the cream twice daily (when possible every 12 hrs) until the lesion regressed and normal skin eventually took over the cancerous tissue.
Curaderm also contains salicylic acid and urea at high concentrations that assist BEC to kill the cancer cells and some people may experience itch and burning on the application site. This 20 ml cream is able to treat one large skin cancer, two medium sized ones, six small ones or twelve sun spots. Skin improvement with literally no scarring can be seen after a few weeks of use. Curaderm is manufactured in Australia.
Source: Topical treatment of malignant and premalignant skin lesions by very low concentrations of a standard mixture (BEC) of solasodine glycosides, Cancer Letters, 1991, 59:183–192; Topical Solasodine Rhamnosyl Glycosides Derived From the Eggplant Treats Large Skin Cancers: Two Case Reports, International Journal of Clinical Medicine, 2011, 2:473-477
Chapter: Cancer :: 30 November 2011