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Skin Cancer


About
One of the more common types of cancer, skin cancer comes in various forms. Basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and malignant melanoma are the most popular types of skin cancer. Of the three, melanoma is the most serious condition.


Notes
  • Make sure you are taking supplements for overall good health. If you are not taking these basic supplements, we recommend Enfuz from Vitabase. When you take a small packet of pills each day, you get all the basic nutrition you need. Each packet contains a multi-vitamin, CoQ10 (for heart health), Omega 3, Vitamin D-3, a probiotic, and a powerful set of antioxidants to help your body fight off disease.
  • Curettage is used for treating actinic keratoses.
  • Majority of people recover from skin cancer always keep regular check ups for the following 5 years.
  • Medications can make the you more susceptible to the sun be sure and read the directions and warning on all your medications.
  • Medications with Retin-A and over the counter products with alpha-hydroxy acids can help reverse precancerous sun damage.
  • Moles can be the source of skin cancer, but most moles never become cancerous.
  • More the 50% of sun exposure is before the age 18 and can cause problems leading to skin cancer. Be sure to wear protectant when out in the sun. Children under the age of 6 should wear sunscreen and protective clothing.
  • Seborrheic keratoses are raised brownish spots that are waxy, scaly, or wart like found on the chest and back.
  • Solumbra is a line of SPF 30 clothing.
  • Sunscreen protects against UVA Rays not UVB rays that are more dangerous.
  • Treatments for skin cancer are Chemical peeling, Cryosurgery, Electro surgery, Laser Surgery, Moth's Microsurgery, and Radiation Therapy.


Advice
  • Check your skin on a regular basis. A-B-C-D checklist: Asymmetry: moles both sides should be similar. Border: Edges of moles should not be ragged or blurred. Color - Dark Brown, Brown, or tan is normal and Black, white, blue or white are not. Diameter: Check on the growth on any mole bigger than 1/4 inch in diameter and looks like it is increasing.
  • Do not get with in close range of halogen lights.
  • Do not go in the sun from 10:00am - 3:00pm because UV rays are worst between these times.
  • Do not use tanning beds.
  • If melanoma runs in your family always use sun block and have your moles checked out regularly.
  • If you notice new moles after age 40 see a doctor.
  • Vitamin E is essential for your skin and protecting against skin cancer.
  • Warning signs of skin cancer are: sore that does not heal it will bleed and scab over. Also, reddish spot that is irritated on the chest, arm, leg, or shoulder. On an elevated border a tiny blood vessel will develop on the surface. Look for lesions on the lips, ear, and face enlarging or irregular.
  • Your diet should include foods that are low in fat and high in antioxidants. Beta-carotene-carrots, squash, sweet potatoes, broccoli, spinach, turnips, kale, sprouts, cabbage, citrus fruits.



Helpful nutrients for this condition.

Dimethylglycine (DMG)
Importance: Very High
Comments: Enhances cellular oxygenation.


Coenzyme Q10
Importance: Very High
Comments: Improves cellular protection.


Essential fatty acids (primrose oil)
Importance: Very High
Comments: Preserves cellular.


Garlic
Importance: Very High
Comments: Improves immune function.


Proteolytic enzymes
Importance: Very High
Comments: Free radical scavengers that reduce inflammation and helps in proper breakdown and intake of nutrients


Selenium
Importance: Very High
Comments: Guards against UV damage. Free radical scavenger.


Superoxide dismutase (SOD)
Importance: Very High
Comments: Kills free radicals.


Vitamin A
Importance: Very High
Comments: Helps to maintain the health of the mucous membranes. Improves the immune system and assists in the protection against colds, flu, and other infections.


Beta carotene
Importance: Very High
Comments: Forerunner of vitamin A.


Carotenoid complex (Betatene)
Importance: Very High
Comments: Forerunner of vitamin A.


Vitamin B complex
Importance: Very High
Comments: Source for Vitamin B. and is essential for normal cell division and function.


Brewer's yeast
Importance: Very High
Comments: Source for Vitamin B. and is essential for normal cell division and function.


Vitamin C
Importance: Very High
Comments: Enhances immunity and is also an anti-cancer agent.


Vitamin E
Importance: Very High
Comments: Stimulates healing and improves tissue.


Maitake or Shiitake or Reishi
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Prevents the spread and growth of cancerous tumors and boost immune response.


Phytocharged Nutritional Supplements from Schiff
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Guards against damage from sunlight and promotes good health.


Pycnogenol and/or grape seed extract
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Antioxidants that guard against UV-induced oxidative changes in skin.


Shark Cartilage
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Has been shown to prevent and even reverse the growth of some types of tumors. Boosts the immune system.


Zinc
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Beneficial in the activity of enzymes / cell division, growth, and repair / and proper immune function. Use zinc gluconate lozenges or zinc methionate for best results.



Helpful herbs and supplements for this condition.
No Herbs Listed.