Home treatment of basal cell carcinoma

Med J Aust. 1976 Jun 12;1(24):928.


The sap of the plant Euphorbia peplus is not uncommonly used as a home treatment for warts and basal cell carcinomas. This report documents its successful use on a biopsy-proven basal cell carcinoma.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Carcinoma, Basal Cell / therapy*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Plants, Medicinal*
  • Self Medication*
  • Skin Neoplasms / therapy*