In December of 2007, I found myself compelled by family politics into mending the
gutters of our home.
Against my better judgement, I went to work in the middle of a heat wave.
After some days had passed and halfway through the job, I realized that I was feeling tired and physically weaker than usual, but ignored it and put it down to being out of shape.
On top of this, an old injury in my left shoulder was playing up much worse than usual.I have pale skin, and it's always been my custom to occasionally check myself for skin cancers.
Shortly after I became aware of the fatigue I was feeling, I did one of my checkups, and found that a small brown mole on the upper left side of my back, had turned into a large black mole about one and a half centimeters in diameter. There were also small red veins visible just under the skin between the mole and my left shoulder.
A few years ago I came to a point where I finally acknowledged that my life belongs to
God, and besides that, I knew that the work on an ebook I was writing was far from finished.
Since the work I was involved in was the result of a calling from God, I knew that I wasn't
going to die at that time.
In my part of the world, medical service can be very slow, and I knew that if I had to
wait for an operation to remove it, it might possibly be too late. That didn't bother me at
all, since I had no intention of going to a doctor anyhow!
One day, more than twenty years ago, I was listening to the radio, and between songs
the disk jockey mentioned a piece of trivia which I found to be very interesting.
He said that a study had discovered, that in areas of the world with high levels of
selenium in the soil, there were very few instances of skin cancer.
This stuck in my mind because I'd been using an anti dandruff shampoo (Selsun)
, of which
the main ingredient is selenium sulphide.
Ever since that time, I've rubbed Selsun into any brown mole which begins to become
inflamed from too much exposure to the sun.
I found that the effect it had was always beneficial, and that these moles returned to normal
in a very short space of time.
For years I wondered if it might actually work on something as severe as a melanoma.
Added to my own experience, was something that I heard recently on the nightly news,
"that selenium is now accepted by medical science to be a powerful anti cancer element".
Without hesitation, I went straight to the Selsun and began rubbing it into the mole at
two hour intervals throughout the day!
When I woke up the next morning, the first thing I did was to reach over and feel the
I can't say that I was surprised to find, that it had begun to shrink.
Within a day or two, my strength returned and the small red veins disappeared, and the
pain in my left shoulder went away.
I continued applying it to the mole every two hours for three weeks until the last small
piece of it fell away while I was asleep one night.
At that point I began to apply the Selsun only two or three times a day, and at the end
of the fourth week there was only a pale pink spot, where it had been.
Besides the initial mole, it had also begun to travel down the middle of my back.
Two small black moles appeared just inside of my left shoulder blade, at the end of a kind of
black trail effect.
I also treated those, but they seemed to respond more slowly than the original.
After hearing a story some time earlier of a woman who had died of Selenium poisoning, I was
reluctant to use the treatment for too long. Consequently I quit the treatment at the
point where the two moles near my shoulder blade had shrunk somewhat and lost their blackness.
At that time they only looked like a couple of small skin coloured warts.
I felt quite comfortable that the cancer was gone, so I didn't closely inspect
my back again until about a year and a half later, when I noticed that the skin on my upper
back seemed to have more pigment than it should have, and was quite rough to the touch.
A closer inspection then revealed that on the inside of both shoulder blades, and also down my
spine, it felt like there was small gravel under the skin.
Besides this I also noticed that there were a couple of black spots on each side
of my neck which I simply hadn't paid much attention to.
Right then I knew that I hadn't continued the treatment for long enough the first time, and
that this time I didn't have the option of being concerned about what the selenium in the
Selsun might do to me. [The actual selenium sulphide content of Selsun is only about one percent.]
Without a doubt, the melanoma was now a much bigger immediate threat!
I began to widely apply the Selsun again to most of my back, spread out wherever there was
any lump or indication of a tumor or black spot. (There were also a few small slightly raised black patches here and there which
became more visible with the application of Selsun.)
I then got a bit of a shock.
At the site near my left shoulder blade where the last two moles had left off, the
application of the Selsun also revealed a large black patch of subdermal melanoma, about an
inch and a half across. I then also understood why both of my shoulders had been painfull to sleep
on for the past couple of days and why my energy levels had also again begun to lag.
It was a real mess!
My brother recently told me of a program he'd seen, where a young man had shown similar
symptoms as myself and had died shortly afterwards.
I found that the best way to apply the Selsun to the area was to spread it onto
the inner edge of my left thumb, and was able to reach the difficult areas of my back that way.
I soon struck a bit of trouble with using the two hourly treatments though.
Some of the outer layers of skin began to peal off (something like you would get from sunburn)
This in itself was uncomfortable and caused quite a lot of itchiness, but that wasn't the real problem.
Around the worst area on the inside of the left shoulder blade, my skin became inflamed and
deeply cracked and slight pain in the area told me that there was now a growing threat of
infection setting in.
It then occurred to me that I could mix a little moisturising cream (I used Sorbolene)
and antiseptic cream in with the Selsun.
This fixed the problem of excessive inflammation and cracking skin and quelled the threat of
infection straight away.
Although this seemed to weaken the affect of the Selsun slightly, I discovered that most of
the affected areas still responded very well to the treatment, and I continued that way for
about two and a half months.
Just short of that time I noticed however, that the initial mole was still slightly black with
a few small red veins extending away from it.
This was easily fixed though.
I simply began treating it with undiluted Selsun about once every hour for a couple of days,
after which it was left as a rather large skin coloured wart like protuberance.(You might be able to considerably shorten the overall treatment, if you use these concentrated
treatments on the original site of the melanoma from early on!)
Oddly enough, although the blackness was gone, the wart continued to grow for a while at
The whole time I was applying the treatment, I was aware that I might possibly be
poisoning myself with Selenium, since it's one of those things that can build up in your body.
Being a Christian however, I felt that God might let me know when I had to quit the treatments.
Around the end of the two and a half months, a red rash began to develop around
my left armpit and a couple of days later the same thing happened near my right armpit.
It occurred to me that this could possibly be a symptom of the high levels of selenium in my
Then, a day or so later, the right side of my neck swelled up.
It was at that time that I actually got a warning from God in a very strange way.
I had sat down to watch a movie called "13 Ghosts".
At the beginning of the movie, an unusual little boy who was sitting at the breakfast table
and reading the morning paper, said ...
"cancer is down, but suicides are up"
Now considering that I had just spent the last couple of months, not knowing whether
the greater threat to my life was the cancer, or the possibility that I might actually be
poisoning myself, I simply knew at that moment that it was directed at me!
Although the large wart like protuberance was still on my back, I immediately ceased the Selsun
The rashes near my right and left armpits disappeared after a day or so, and I was also very
pleased to discover, that the last vestiges of any scaring left by the presence of the skin
cancer itself, also rapidly began to fade.
About a couple of weeks or so after the last treatment, even that large wart on my back had
completely disappeared, and my skin is now looking better than it has in years.
The black spots on the side of my neck didn't disappear completely however, and they now look
like small brown freckles.
Something else I learned years ago is that cancer actually consumes carbohydrates, so I've
stopped eating most biscuits, cake and ice cream and began eating more fruit and drinking a bit
more water each day.(I usually drink a lot of tea and coffee.)
Added to that I've begun a regime of moderate exercise, since I felt that new
muscle growth might reinvigorate my metabolism and begin to purge my body of excessive
amounts of selenium.
I took it easy at first though, since I perceived that the treatment might've
also put a bit of a strain on my heart.
At one point near the end of the treatments I felt a twinge in my left arm and in my chest, but after
relaxing for a minute, it went away and I've not had any further trouble of that kind. (It might not even have been related to the treatment at all, since I've had similar twinges
over the years!)
A few more things that I've noticed from this treatment ...
1. A couple of liver spots on the back of my hands have also disappeared.
2. Melanoma almost seems like an evil intelligence. When it begins to spread, it can even
spring up in those areas that have never been exposed to the sun.
During the treatment, make sure you continually check every area of your body where it might
be covered by hair. (I found a couple of them myself)
3. One time, an area of sensitive skin became so inflamed by the treatment that it blistered badly.
It looked like I had been burnt in a fire, but five minutes later it returned to normal.
None of the negative effects on the skin appear to be permanent, but if by chance an
area of skin reacts badly, simply stretch out the time between the treatments to
that area to about three or four hours apart for a while.(Just use your common sense)
4. It's important that you use the Selsun in the yellow bottle, since it's been
formulated for use with skin conditions such as dermatitis. (Strangely enough, the people
who make this stuff don't seem to be at all aware of the affect it has upon skin cancer.)
Although I have since heard of a few cases of people claiming to have been cured of other
kinds of cancer by taking raw garlic, (garlic is also rich in selenium)
, I believe that
melanoma is such an aggressive form of cancer, that it requires the direct application of
sufficient quantities of selenium for the treatment to work properly.
The evidence of that can be seen in my own experience, where the worst part of the melanoma
required hourly treatments of undiluted Selsun to finally get rid of it!
I've also experienced anecdotal evidence which I haven't included here, which leads me to believe
that direct selenium treatments might possibly also work on other forms of cancer that aren't
too deep, and can be felt beneath the skin.
If you wish to try it on one of these other forms of cancer, I recommend that you should also
include raw garlic in your diet for a while, as this could attack the cancer more effectively
from within, as well as from the direct application.
It's also occurred to me that since it's been shown to work on melanoma, it seems very
likely that it might also work on other less deadly forms of skin cancer.
If you're alerted to the threat early enough, you may not need to treat yourself for as
long as I did. Just make sure that you spread the Selsun all around the area so that you
don't miss any rogue cells, and even after you're pretty sure that it's gone, you should continue
doing regular ongoing inspections of your whole body, to make sure that it doesn't return!
Even if you decide to make an appointment with a doctor, it might still consume precious days of your
time, so I recommend that you begin using these treatments in the meantime, as soon as you discover a potential melanoma.
The yellow bottle of Selsun is available over the counter of many supermarkets and
chemists, and it should be completely safe for you to try it for a week or so without any
Probably the worst things you would experience from this treatment would be the smell of the
Selsun, (which has to be left on your skin the whole time), and the itchiness at night, which
means you will have trouble getting to sleep.
(During the worst of the treatment it took me about 2 hours each night to fall sleep, but for
the most part, it's painless!)
These difficulties won't be so bad however, if you don't need to spread the Selsun over a wide
The general application at two hour intervals is necessary to make progress against the disease,
but you might want to try a slightly different approach which could also possibly work.
If you apply it every 3 hours, it should maintain the status quo during the day, but make
sure that you apply a liberal application just before bedtime.
I haven't tried this method myself, but I've noticed that the best results seem to be
apparent after you wake up in the morning.
(There may be something about the resting state that gets better results)
In the case of something as potentially lethal as a melanoma, I believe that it's everybody's
right to decide what course of action they want to take.
I've only ever used this treatment on myself, so Obviously I can't make you any promises,
but if you try it, there should be a very noticeable difference in some of the tumors in the first
couple of days, if it's going to work at all.
After I was forced by circumstances to use the Selsun treatment for the second time, I wondered
how the woman I spoke of earlier could possibly have died from too much selenium, seeing that
the warning symptoms I myself had experienced should have sent her running to a doctor.
Then all of a sudden, the rest of the circumstances connected to her death suddenly began to
make sense to me.
I remembered that she was murdered by her husband who had been putting it into her makeup for
about a year or so.
But this is the part of the story that really makes sense of it all.
Her husband was a doctor!
As soon as she began to get symptoms of poisoning, he must've given her a bogus treatment
which only served to cover up her symptoms.
If she hadn't trusted her husband so much, she might have sought a second opinion, and would
probably still be alive today!
I'm certainly not trying to blacken the reputation of the medical profession here though.
What happened to her was an isolated incident, but it did get me to thinking.
Since the information connected to selenium in relation to skin cancer has been documented
for the past 25 years or so, why is it that nobody in the medical profession has yet been
able to come up with a selenium based treatment?
My conclusion to this is not at all sinister however.
I simply tend to believe that the information got lost in a mountain of similar studies of
different compounds, and they lacked the one thing they really needed to help them to join
And that one thing is the guidance of the Holy Spirit!
It was the Lord who opened my eyes to this treatment over many years, so that when skin cancer
finally became a threat to my life, I was already prepared and immediately knew what to do.
Because of the potentially toxic levels of selenium in the blood, I believe it's also important
to get plenty of sleep at night for at least several months after the treatment.
The recovery from the swelling of the gland in my neck had been quite slow, and for a couple
of weeks after the treatment, I found it necessary to sit down and rest my neck every now and
then, to ease the swelling.
About two months after the last of the treatment, the gland was still quite swollen, and on
impulse, I decided to try something.
I felt that the levels of selenium in my blood must have receded somewhat after that time,
so for twice a day I started applying Selsun to the back of my neck and the ridge
of my shoulders, which I felt could have used a bit more treatment.
I also applied it to what I'd thought to be a minor infection on the side of both of my upper
arms, which I hadn't believed to be related to the skin cancer.
After the very first night, the swelling began to subside, and after another two months it has now
almost returned to normal and the infection on my arms has also responded well.
If there are any new developments, I'll try to get back to you and fill you in on the details.
I hope that this information will help somebody else.