Its a common problem. A lifetime in the sun or just an active life outside in the sun- can mean non-melanoma skin cancers appearing on your face (and elsewhere) frequently. While Squamous and Basel cell skin cancers rarely metastasize, these skin cancers can be expensive and painful to remove. The solution is to reduce your risk of relapse.
The question below is a common question on PeopleBeatingCancer. My reply to this question is an evidence-based, inexpensive therapy shown to reduce the risk of future skin cancers. As the study linked below explains, vitamin B3, nicotinamide, “cut the rate of new squamous-cell and basal-cell skin cancers by 23% compared with placebo after 1 year among patients…”
To learn more about other evidence-based therapies that can help prevent the development of non-melanoma skin cancer or relapse, please watch the short video below:
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I have had 7 basal cell skin cancers removed from my face in the last 15 years. I am 60. I am checked every 6 months. The last two were just removed. I keep wondering if there is something in my diet I could change that might help. Or a vitamin supplement.
“The prevention of common skin cancers and precancers is possible by taking an inexpensive, widely available, oral pill twice daily. The pill—the vitamin B3 supplement called nicotinamide—cut the rate of new squamous-cell and basal-cell skin cancers by 23% compared with placebo after 1 year among patients at high risk for skin cancer. Nicotinamide also reduced the risk for developing actinic keratosis, a common precancer of the skin…
The investigators emphasized that these results were achieved in individuals who previously had skin cancer and were thus at high risk for new skin cancers. The results do not apply to other patient populations…
In addition, the investigators emphasized that nicotinamide is the form of vitamin B3 that should be taken for prevention—not other forms of vitamin B, such as niacin—and that continuous treatment is advised...
“This form of prevention is safe and inexpensive, costing around $10 per month, and it is widely available. It is ready to go straight to the clinic for high-risk patients with a track record of skin cancer. This is a new opportunity for skin cancer prevention,” said lead investigator Diona Damian, MBBS, PhD, Professor of Dermatology, Dermatology University of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. “The pill does not take the place of sunscreen use and regular skin checkups by dermatologists for people at high risk,” Dr Damian noted…”