When he removed the cancer from his own wrist, it exposed tendons. And he had to apply it a second time to get all of it. If a cancer goes to the bone, it will probably be cleaned out to the bone. But I've read an account of how it worked around vital veins or arteries to remove an inoperable tumor--this is strange and amazing stuff.
To charge a doctor for granting pain medication to people who have made the personal choice to go with salve treatment is just unconscionable. Salve treatment on my husband and granddaughter's head for a fungal infection caused little pain. But when I treated a thigh injury that originally involved the muscle and soft tissue from knee to groin, I had to gut it out with aspirin and Kava Kava while it felt like a hand rake clawing away at my whole thigh--not at the site of the salve application, but inside where all the damaged tissue was. I only take aspirins in dire emergencies, but there were times I would have been grateful for a compassionate MD to prescribe drugs. I just didn't know any.