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Man left with huge hole in head after treating cancer with alternative ointment

By Mason White 11:47 AM April 13, 2014
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By: Sanvi Rizvi
(Scroll down for video) A man who was diagnosed with cancer, decided to treat it with alternative medicine.

The 55-year-old Australian man, was left with an inch wide hole on the side of the head while using an ointment to treat skin cancer.

The man of Brisbane had a large lesion in the right temple after using black salve ointment, which is used as an alternative medicine.

The man told doctors that he had applied the ointment for 4 months before he decided to seek professional medical attention when he saw a huge black hole in his head.

The man admitted that he was using a strong narcotic to relieve pain. Doctors at the Princess Alexandra Emergency Department initially believed they would have to operate.

However, doctors first tried a wound management strategy. Within three months his wound was cured.