Hi! This is ~~~Nancy! In my experience - using a product called black salve (Cansema) or known as 'Indian Herb', when applying black salve to different skin marks - if the mole or spot in question reacts to black salve, then it is considered a suspicious mark. It has been my experience that many types of marks did react to black salve; color was not an indication. From medium brown color, to black to absolutely colorless - I have had a reaction from all of those. However what is more consistent is that the marks had irregular shapes, and or a rough look to it - possibly not a smooth surface. Some marks were divots, rather than bumps. So, I believe that any mark that is on our bodies could possibly be cancerous, if not now - than maybe in time. My first 'cancerous' looking mark - a mole on my left side, was there for years! Finally it itched a lot! Then, on looking more closely at it, (I took a picture of it and enlarged the picture) I saw that it did pass the A, B, C, D and E check, or melanoma skin cancer. A = abnormal shape; B = B = border irregularity; C = color change; D = Diameter larger than a pencil eraser; and E = Evolving change. That was what had happened with my suspicious skin mark. So my suggestion, if you have an irregular skin mark - get it looked at by a doctor. Skin cancer is one of the most common of cancers, is growing in number - and it will kill you in short order, if left to move to other places. It will surprise you how cunning a small little mole can be! ~~~Nancy P.S. This is not a medical site! I'm a cosmetologist who is interested in staying healthy through natural means. Prevention is a lot easier than reversing illness!
Please see my video below - which describes the third day of treating my mole with black salve! ~~~Nancy
We do not yet know exactly what causes melanoma skin cancer, but we do know that certain risk factors are linked to the disease. Different cancers have different risk factors. Some risk factors, such as smoking, can be controlled. Others, like a person's age or family history, can't be changed.
Risk Factors for Melanoma Skin Cancer
Sunlight (UV radiation): Too much exposure to UV radiation is a risk factor for melanoma. The main source of such radiation is sunlight. Tanning lamps and booths are another source.
Moles: A mole (nevus) is a benign (not cancerous) skin tumor. Certain types of moles increase a person's chance of getting melanoma. People with
lots of moles, and those who have some large moles, have an increased risk for melanoma. These people should have frequent skin exams
by a dermatologist (skin doctor). They should also examine their own skin every month and practice good sun protection.
Fair skin: People with fair skin, freckling, or red or blond hair have a higher risk of melanoma
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