Lower Skin Cancer Rates Through Nutrition, Supplementation and Lifestyle

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Though High and Rising Skin Cancer (SC) Diagnoses are a Problem, Yearly Body Exams are Not the Answer at this Stage

No one disputes that skin cancers- non-melanoma (basel, squamous cell) and melanoma skin cancer, are a huge problem growing annually. No one disputes that while non-melanoma skin cancers have a good five-year survival rate they can become melanoma and can be disfiguring.

What is being disputed is what to do about this large and growing problem.

Consider this. Reduce your risk of SC through lifestyle, diet and supplementation. You. Yourself. Not your physician but you. Having you dermatologist check you annually for SC is fine. Make sure he/she uses a dreamscape to examine your skin.  But you must remember that skin cancer can be tricky to diagnose. 

My point in all this is that SC and melanoma are complicated cancers. Visual inspection of your skin is…less a than reliable method to reduce your risk of skin cancer than evidence-based, non-toxic methods to lower your risks

Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer at a Glance-

  • Risks UV Exposure, HPV, Genetics, Skin Pigment, Immunosuppression, Radiation Therapy, Age, Previous Skin Cancer,
  • Symptoms Itching, Bleeding, Shape (A,B,C,D,E).
  • Diagnosis Visual inspection (A,B,C,D,E), Skin Biopsy (Shave, Punch, Incisional/Excisional)
  • Prognosis- Staging-
  • Therapy Conventional, Non-Conventional, Integrative, Alternative

Melanoma at a glance-

  • Risks UV Exposure, HPV, Genetics, Skin Pigment, Moles, Immunosuppression, Previous Skin Cancer Diagnosis, 
  • Symptoms- Mole, Shape (A,B,C,D,E), Itching, Bleeding, 
  • Diagnosis- Visual Inspection, Skin Biopsy, 
  • Prognosis Staging, In-situ, I, II, III, IV,  Five year survival rates
  • Therapy Conventional, Non-Conventional, Integrative, Alternative

I am both a cancer survivor and cancer coach.  Living with an “incurable” cancer since 1994 has taught me that self-reliance is a key component of health care.

Have you been diagnosed with Basel, Sqamous Cell or Melanoma skin cancer? Scroll down the page, post a question or comment and I will reply to you ASAP.


David Emerson

  • Cancer Survivor
  • Cancer Coach
  • Director PeopleBeatingCancer

Are yearly body exams an answer to rising skin cancer rates?

“As rates of SC, or melanoma, rise for men and women in the United States, health experts are debating the effectiveness of annual total body examinations in helping to detect the disease in its earlier stages…

Last year, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, an independent panel on preventive and primary care, concluded that there is insufficient evidence to recommend routine full body skin examinations for adult patients



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