'Faith healer' 'treated' woman's ovarian cancer with a black salve that made ...

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A 'faith healer' smeared a 'natural remedy' across her stomach that made her skin rot away promising it would cure her cancer.

Helen Lawson suffered through months of agonsing pain as the black salve applied by Dennis Jensen turned her flesh into a charred mess, before she died anyway.

The quack doctor was banned by the Victorian Health Complaints Commissioner from providing any health service for 12 weeks. 

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Helen Lawson suffered through months of agonsing pain as the black salve applied by Dennis Jensen turned her flesh into a charred mess, before she died anyway

Helen Lawson suffered through months of agonsing pain as the black salve applied by Dennis Jensen turned her flesh into a charred mess, before she died anyway

'I am satisfied that this was necessary in this case to avoid a serious risk to the health, safety or welfare of the public,' commissioner Karen Cusack said.

Mr Jensen said he would comply with the order but was prepared to go to jail, arguing the interim prohibition order was unlawful.

The 64-year-old claimed 'I don't need to be' when asked by 9 News if he had any medical qualifications, and admitted he didn't.

Ms Lawson, a 50-year-old emergency department nurse and keen cyclist, was diagnosed with cancer in October after doctors found a 17cm mass on her ovary.

Ms Lawson (right), a 50-year-old emergency department nurse and keen cyclist, was diagnosed with cancer in October after doctors found a 17cm mass on her ovary

Ms Lawson (right), a 50-year-old emergency department nurse and keen cyclist, was diagnosed with cancer in October after doctors found a 17cm mass on her ovary

A 'faith healer' smeared a 'natural remedy' across her stomach that made her skin rot away (injury pictured) promising it would cure her cancer

A 'faith healer' smeared a 'natural remedy' across her stomach that made her skin rot away (injury pictured) promising it would cure her cancer

The day before she was to have surgery to remove the tumour, she visited Mr Jensen at his home on the outskirts of Melbourne.

Belinda Davies, her partner of 21 years, said she immediately cancelled the operation because Mr Jensen told her it wouldn't work.

'He told her the black salve will draw out the cancer and the black salve will do what the surgeons can't,' she told The Age.

The couple had a

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