Melanoma and treating with ointment - McDowell's Herbal Treatments

Cancer is the biggest killer of cats when it comes to diseases. The symptoms can be subtle, even hidden. A malignant melanoma can be aggressive and grow quickly, and can spread to other parts of the body. They are unsure what causes melanoma and it's considered 'spontaneous genetic mutation' of melanin. Checking your cat for any lumps, bumps, dark coloured patches or raised area can catch it earlier.

Melanomas are skin tumours occuring most commonly on ears and noses, the tumours themselves are black and can occur on the head area. They are often benign but can be malignant. Melanomas can appear small on the outside but internally be invasive.

These cancers are however best treated with an internal and external support treatment. We recommend the Internal Melanoma Support and Maritime Pine Bark be used in conjunction with the external ointment.

We are sucessfully treating skin cancers topically with an extract of Elecampane, Equisetum, Thuja and Maritime Pine, with the added Bach Flowers of Honeysuckle and Rescue Remedy, mixed into an ointment base.

In some cases it is painful to spread ointment on an active cancer. In these cases we can provide the herbal ingredients separately and these may be sprayed on the area. This preparation is applied once or twice per day directly to the cancer itself.

Some home remedies, like fresh chickweed juice applied topically, seem to help in many cases but care should be exercised as this juice is highly irritant. It should never be used near sensitive tissues like around the eyes, lips or anal area.

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McDowell's staff Herbalists can not diagnose your disease or illness. What they can do is offer a herbal program to assist with healing, after you have had advice from your doctor or specialist. If you have unexplained pain or symptoms, seek medical advice.

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