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Tag Archives for " Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer "

Actinic Keratosis- Photodynamic Therapy

“Subsequent meta-analyses showed that daytime Photodynamic Therapy was associated with a significantly reduced maximal pain score and a lower risk of adverse events as compared with cPDT” I

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Skin Cancer- Over-Diagnosis, Over-treatment

“But some in the specialty are beginning to question the necessity of aggressive screening and treatment, especially in frail, elderly patients, given that the majority of skin cancer… Skin

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Prevent Skin Cancers, Pre-skin cancers – inexpensive, oral supplement

“The prevention of common skin cancers (SC) and pre-cancers is possible by taking an inexpensive, widely available, oral pill twice daily. The pill—the vitamin B3 supplement called nicotinamide…” Hi

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Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer- Functionality, Practicality, Vanity

“Non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC) treatment is most often effectively treated with Mohs micrographic surgery, but it’s not always a practical option” Non-melanoma skin cancer  (NMSC) are

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Basal Cell Cancer- Non-Toxic, Heart-healthy Therapy

Hyperthermia may be a promising treatment for basal cell carcinoma and melanoma, bypassing the antiapoptotic defenses concentrated in the intrinsic and extrinsic apoptosis pathways…” While

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Clearing Actinic Keratosis-Photodynamic + Topical Therapies

When compared with monotherapy, photodynamic therapy in combination with a topical treatment had significantly higher complete clearance rates and partial clearance rates (of actinic keratosis). It makes

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Skin Cancer, Vitamin D3 and Sunlight

Can Vitamin D3 supplementation Reduce Your Risks of Skin Cancer? Full Disclosure: I am a 58 year old cancer survivor who worshiped the sun in my youth. I burned frequently. Some of those sunburns where

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Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer Risk Increases From Radiation

“Although exposure to ionizing radiation is a known cause of NMSC, it is not yet clear whether therapeutic radiation causes both major histologic types of NMSC, basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and squamous

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Coffee – Reduce Skin Cancer Risk-

Consumption of coffee and total polyphenols from all sources and from coffee showed a statistically significant correlation towards a decrease in pigmented spot scores (skin cancer) Non-melanoma skin cancer

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When Actinic Keratosis (Pre-Skin Cancer) is Not Actinic Keratosis

Got Spots (Actinic Keratosis-pre-skin cancer) on Your Bald Head? Get a Closer Look to Distinguish AK vs. IC vs. SCC- Time was when your Primary Care Physician or Dermatologist looked closely at your

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Skin Cancer Pain Itch?

While Itch May be Present in Skin Cancer the Degree of Pain is More of a Predictor of Which Type of Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer- If you’re reading this post you may be wondering if the itchy mole on

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Skin Cancer Screening- Pros and Cons

Skin Cancer Screening Does Identify Problems…But Does it Lead to Over-diagnosis and Over-Treatment? Is more screening for skin cancer better or worse for people? According to the articles linked

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