Corrosive black salves still causing untold damage

TGA says there's no evidence they can cure skin cancer

TGA warnings about products such as black salve appear to be going unheeded with new reports and evidence on Facebook that the escharotic treatment is still being used for skin cancer.

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The TGA says it's not aware of any credible evidence that black salve, red salve or cansema can cure or treat cancer.

"In addition there is no evidence that these products can be used to diagnose cancers. In fact, the evidence shows that they will cause skin irritation regardless of whether any malignancy is present," the authority says.