Range of
Physiological Response

here are a number of parameters which vary from person to person, depending on the type of cancer, the size, location, and the disposition of the individual. Because certain people experience responses that are new to them and for some may even be a bit frightening, it is important to cover the range of possible responses:
  1. Size of Eschar. Many people have far more cancer activity "beneath the skin" than is visible on the surface. Because of this, some users are surprised that what they thought was a small lesion, in fact turns out to be larger than expected. The average lesion is approximately twice as big as an eschar than it appears to be from the skin surface.

  2. Drainage Factor. Cansema is a suppurative: it produces an escharotic pus formation. For many people, particularly those with small lesions, the pus is self-contained, it dries up within a few days and comes off as a coagulated scab in a matter of a few days. However, this is less likely if the neoplasm is larger -- (bigger than one inch or 25 mm), or is really an adenocarcinoma (tumor of a glandular organ, particularly breast cancer). Tumors which are two inches or greater in diameter almost always involve heavy weeping and require regular changes in bandages, as many as five times a day in some cases. Know this to be a normal part of the healing process.

  3. Inflammatory Edema. In nearly all cases there is at least some inflammation and buildup in fluids in and around the applied area. Cansema is lightly caustic, so this is a natural physiological response. Often the edema doesn't occur at the site of application, but in nearby joints. For instance, if Cansema is applied to a cancerous lesion residing on the gastronemius (larger calf muscle), it is not uncommon to see edema develop at the ankle.

    Edema is a natural part of the process and should not cause distress. It rarely lasts for more than a few days.

  4. Pain Factor. The range of response varies greatly, from mild tingling to considerable. Our experience is that at its worse, Cansema is rarely more painful than that to be endured in the healing process that follows surgery. Users should be prepared with pain killers ("analgesics") before application, so that if they need it, it's available. Read our additional comments on pain management.

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