The year the study, linked and excerpted below, began, was 1973. My guess is that I got badly sunburned during my spring break vacation that year. My family usually went somewhere warm for spring breaks and I spent the first day outside, in only a bathing suit, with no sun block. Getting burned.
I am a long-term cancer survivor of a completely different cancer. As part of my conventional therapies back in ’95 and’96 I underwent local radiation and a bone marrow transplant. Both therapies increased my risk of skin cancer. I have six (6) of the “risks” listed below for melanoma. Not only do I have moles all over my skin but I had a mole removed from my face a few years ago. The pathology report was “inconclusive.”
So you can understand why I have spent hours researching skin cancer. Interestingly I have found dozens of studies that cite non-conventional therapies for skin cancer. Therapies such as botanicals to reduce my risk of skin cancer and integrative therapies to enhance the efficacy of convention skin cancer chemotherapy, should I ever be formally diagnosed with melanoma.
Melanoma at a glance-
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“The incidence of melanoma, a deadly form of skin cancer, has increased by more than 250% among children, adolescents and young adults since 1973, according to new research…
Female young adults appear to be at particular risk for melanoma, a trend that may be due to known risk factors such as high-risk tanning behaviors…
The reality is that melanoma is the third most common cancer in those 15 to 39 years old, and these numbers have been steadily increasing…