I hope this is an appropriate place for this comment.
I live in the Arizona desert, so, when I can anticipate extended time in the sun, I battle sun exposure by typically wearing long pants, long sleeve shirts and a "floppy" hat to ensure I cover my ears and forehead. I am fair skinned and likely to burn instead of "tan."
In November, 2011 I traveled by plane for the first time since Full Body Scanners were introduced in airports across the United States. Prior to that time I had never seen any evidence of a skin condition developing. However, within a month of my short trip noticed a round brown spot on my cheek. It was a little rough and scabby but that quickly gave way to a smooth brownish area and nothing more. It remained that way for 8 months until 10 days ago.
10 days ago I noticed some changes that looked like a pimple forming in the middle. Perhaps ignorantly, I messed around with it a bit and cleaned it with isopropyl alcohol and an antibiotic ointment (Neosporin). After 2 days the area was deep dark red and looked horrible! I have no health insurance, nor do I have spare cash to afford procedures that I anticipate a Doctor would require.
With nothing to lose, I determined that it is probable that I am dealing with a Basal Cell Carcinoma (just a guess based on images and personal accounts on the internet). It appeared that one option available to me was using Comfrey Salve on the affected area.
After 6 days of gentle washing and application of the salve every 3-4 hours the area is completely healed. As of today a thin dry patch of dark area completely disappeared after I gently washed my face with warm water. When I looked up from the sink I was surprised to see that only the faintest hint of the problem area was noticeable, and that was because it was a very healthy looking but just slightly more pinkish than the surrounding area. I think it would be unnoticable if I hadn't been looking for it.
1. Has anyone had a similar experience with skin cancer (my diagnosis) after being subjected to Full Body Scanners? Is it reasonable to suggest that the scanners could have contributed. There are reports of potential threats to people, especially in regards to basal cell carcinoma on the face.
2. Has anyone had experiences with Comfrey Salve? I would love to get some feedback on its uses and results.