'Healer' told cancer patient to reject surgery and use black salve

He has been banned from providing health services

A hypnotherapist who convinced a patient with ovarian cancer to reject surgical treatment and use black salve instead has been banned from offering healthcare.

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ED nurse Helen Lawson was originally booked for surgery to remove a 17cm growth on her ovaries but cancelled the day before after visiting the home of self-proclaimed “healer” Dennis Wayne Jensen.

Black salve, derived from the plant Sanguinaria canadensis, is illegal to sell as a therapeutic good in Australia, but patients can buy it on the black market for around $75 a pot.

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