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Vitamins That Prevent Skin Cancer
High fiber: High fiber foods and plenty of fluids can reduce your risk and diets high in red meat and processed or smoked foods increase your risk. But no diet alone can prevent colon cancer. Colonoscopies are still the best prevention or early detector of colon cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more
Yes, but partially: All skin colors can develop skin cancer but it is most common in lighter skin individuals . Skin cancer is less common in africans although they do develop skin cancer occasionally on the lip and sole and palms where there is less melanin. Even darker skin individuals should be examined as part of their exams for signs of skin cancer. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It's worthless: Laetrile / "vitamin B17" (there is no such vitamin) was the most elaborate, cruel, and cynical of all the historic cancer frauds. There was over 100 new millionaires and not a single case demonstrating benefit.. Cancer patients are vulnerable and thus are easy marks. Don't let someone pretending to be a "humanitarian" or "exposing a conspiracy" get money by deceiving you. ...Read more
Does broad spectrum sunscreen help prevent skin cancer or does it just prevent sunburn and do nothing to prevent skin cancers?
Can vitiamn b17 prevent and cure cancer? I heard that eating certain fruit seeds will prevent cancer? Is this used for cancer patients?
Fiber and Veggies: Fiber foods really help clean the colon and prevent constipation. The cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, brussel sprouts and kale, all help the liver and intestines with cancer preventing nutrients. Avoidance of burnt meats and high fat foods also helps significantly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Try these: Cancer Network reports that“adopting a combination of five healthy behaviors is linked to a reduction in the risk of developing colorectal cancer.” The five lifestyle factors were “healthy weight, physical activity, nonsmoking, limited alcohol consumption, and healthy diet.” Investigators found that subjects who “adopted all five had a 37% lower risk of developing colorectal cancer.” ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hydration: Unfortunately there are no magic ingredients for removing wrinkles. However, keeping well hydrated and the skin moisturized can help with the appearance of the wrinkles. RetinA has been shown effective for smoothing fine lines by increasing turnover of the outer skin cells. Using makeup and facial creams with SPF protection can also help slow sun damage. ...Read more
No: Only moderate amounts of ground flaxseeds, up to two to three tablespoons per day at most, should be eaten. Flaxseed contains some phytoestrogens which likely don't encourage cancer or affect hormone positive breast cancers, but, as with many vitamins/minerals, it's nearly always best to get majority of nutrition from diet. ...Read more
Are there any topical suggestions for areas of concern on skin to promote healthy cells to win over pre cancer &/or basal cells?
Sun Safety: As most common skin cancers are due to sun exposure, proper sun protection measures can prevent skin cancer development: 1) hat, 2) cover up, 3) seek shade, 4) sunscreen of spf30 and above, reapply every 2 hours when in the sun, 4) routine monthly self skin checks for changing moles, 5) routine physician skin checks (yearly or every other yearly depending on the amount of prior sun exposure). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Do even lipsticks contain sunscreen with SPF 30? are lip balms really effective in preventing tanning or skin cancer? some good medicinal brands ?
Skin is the largest and one of the most complex organs in the body composed of hundreds of different structures. Nearly any of these elements can degenerate into cancer. However the three most common are: basal cell, squamous cell and melanoma which occur in that order and degree of aggressiveness. Although heredity plays a major role, sun exposure and tobacco use & ...Read more
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