At the time I didn’t give it second thought. As a 20 something I worshiped the sun. And got several sun burns doing so. I was hoping that women would find me more attractive if I had a tan. At 35 I underwent a peripheral blood stem cell transplant. Both increased my risk of skin cancer.
Ironically, it was my cancer experience that pushed me to research the world of skin cancer risks and preventative therapies. It was this ongoing research that led me to the study linked an excerpted below.
The bad news is that a diagnosis of skin cancer is complicated. Melanoma skin cancer can be aggressive and difficult to treat.
A diagnosis of non-melanoma skin cancer increases your risk of full melanoma (basel cell or squamous cell) can be relatively easy to treat and can prevent a melanoma diagnosis.
If you have been diagnosed with non-melanoma skin cancer I encourage you to learn about both conventional (FDA approved) and non-conventional therapies. The therapy discussed below, Green Tea Extract, is non-toxic, evidence-based, and inexpensive.
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:
I supplement with Life Extension Mega Green Tea for a number of evidence-based reasons.
They say that chemotherapy ages you by 10-15 years. As the study below explains, green tea is “enhancing DNA repair” so maybe my skin is healing.
I am both a cancer survivor and cancer coach. I have remained in complete remission from my “incurable” cancer since early 1999 through evidence-based, non-conventional therapies such as green tea extract.
For more information on natural therapies for the prevention of both melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers, scroll down the page, post a question or comment and I will reply ASAP.
“Growing modernization and lifestyle changes with limited physical activity have impacted diet and health, leading to an increased cancer mortality rate worldwide. As a result, there is a greater need than before to develop safe and novel anticancer drugs. Current treatment options such as chemotherapy, radiotherapy and surgery, induce unintended side effects, compromising patient’s quality of life and physical well-being.
Therefore, there has been an increased global interest in the use of dietary supplements and traditional herbal medicines for treatment of cancer. Recently, nutraceuticals or ‘natural’ substances isolated from food have attracted considerable attention in the cancer field.
Emerging research suggests that nutraceuticals may indeed prevent and protect against cancer. The intent of this article is to review some of the current spice-derived nutraceuticals in the treatment of melanoma and skin cancer…
“Excessive exposure of the skin to solar ultraviolet (UV) radiation is one of the major factors for the development of skin cancers, including non-melanoma. For the last several centuries the consumption of dietary phytochemicals has been linked to numerous health benefits including the photoprotection of the skin…
In this article, we have discussed the recent investigations and mechanistic studies which define the potential efficacy of GTPs on the prevention of non-melanoma skin cancer…
Topical application or oral administration of green tea through drinking water of mice prevents UVB-induced skin tumor development, and this prevention is mediated, at least in part, through rapid repair of DNA…
The new mechanistic investigations support and explain the anti-photocarcinogenic activity, in particular anti-non-melanoma skin cancer, of green tea and explain the benefits of green tea for human health.”