Skin Cancer Prevention- Nutrition, Supplementation, Lifestyle and more…

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“Topical application or oral administration of green tea through drinking water of mice prevents UVB-induced skin cancer development…”

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.

Skin Cancer Mind Map

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.

  • evaluated and approved by consumer lab.com for purity, absorbability and value-
  • regular green tea consumption is associated with 20% less risk of coronary artery disease as well as a reduced risk of death caused by heart disease–
  • consumption of three or more cups of green tea daily reduces risk of ischemic stroke by 21%
  • regular consumption of green tea reduced the risk of many cancers including prostate, breast and lung cancers-
  • may decrease the risk of developing type 2 diabetes–
  • laboratory research has suggested a role of green tea extracts in shrinking uterine fibroids–
  • higher consumption of green tea has been associated with a lower prevalence of cognitive impairment in older adults-“

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.

thank you,

David Emerson

  • Cancer Survivor
  • Cancer Coach
  • Director PeopleBeatingCancer

Next-Gen therapeutics for Skin Cancer: Nutraceuticals

“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…

Conclusion- Mounting evidence suggests that diet and nutrition play a promising role in the fight against cancer. Cancers are not an inevitable cause of aging, but rather, a disease that can be preventable, largely through lifestyle changes [].

This review brings to light the importance of adding spice or spice-derived nutraceuticals in one’s diet. Spices are known to have a plethora of health benefits. Many of the spices mentioned in this article have been regarded as an integral component of many different cultures around the world. They have been used for a variety of purposes, such as flavoring agents, coloring agents, and as preservatives.

In addition, spices have been used as herbal therapies for centuries. Numerous studies have documented the anti-inflammatory, anti-proliferation, anti-microbial, and anti-oxidant properties of spices (Table 1). Since oxidative stress, inflammatory stress and immune system stress have been associated with the genesis, progression, proliferation and metastasis of cancer [], spices could be used to prevent and/or treat cancer [, ].

With a growing body of evidence, spices have begun to receive more attention as potential anti-cancer agents. This review summarizes the recent studies on some spice-derived nutraceuticals for treatment of skin cancer.”

Green tea prevents non-melanoma skin cancer by enhancing DNA repair.

“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.”


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