Skin Cancer Coming To A Face Near You

Skin Cancer Coming to​ a​ Face Near You
There are over one million new cases of​ skin cancer diagnosed every year in​ the​ United States,​ representing about half of​ all cancers diagnosed in​ the​ country . ​
and​ skin cancer on​ a​ dramatic increase . ​
There are twice as​ many skin cancers in​ our population today as​ there were 20 years ago . ​
Given this rate of​ increase,​ chances are about 50/50 that you​ will develop at​ least one skin cancer lesion if​ you​ live to​ age 70 . ​
This is​ especially true if​ you​ are fairskinned . ​
While skin cancer can occur in​ people of​ all races,​ those with lighter skin have a​ much higher risk because their skin contains less of​ the​ pigment melanin,​ which helps protect against an​ overdose of​ the​ suns damaging ultraviolet rays,​ which can lead to​ skin cancer over time . ​
the​ effect is​ apparently cumulative . ​
a​ body of​ evidence also suggests that this also applies if​ you​ decide to​ go the​ fake bake route of​ the​ tanning salons . ​

Thankfully,​ most skin cancers,​ about 95 percent,​ are not life threatening . ​
Skin cancer falls into two broad areas basalcell cancer / sqamouscell cancer,​ and​ melanoma . ​
the​ two most common of​ these cancers are the​ basalcell and​ sqamouscell carcinomas . ​
These typically are easily treated,​ usually with surgery,​ and​ rarely lead to​ death . ​
if​ neglected,​ however,​ over time,​ these can eventually lead to​ disfigurement and/or can spread with dire consequences . ​
Only about 5 percent of​ all skin cancers are malignant melanomas,​ but these are far more dangerous and​ account for​ almost all deaths due to​ skin cancer . ​
This aggressive form of​ cancer needs to​ be addressed immediately . ​
Like most cancers,​ the​ risk of​ malignant melanomas will increase with age . ​
if​ you​ feel you​ have developed any type of​ skin cancer be sure to​ see a​ dermatologist at​ once . ​

Most skin cancers,​ as​ one might imagine,​ occur on​ the​ face,​ neck and​ hands as​ these are the​ areas that receive the​ most exposure to​ the​ sun due to​ the​ fact that most of​ us wear clothes . ​
These are also the​ areas that are most exposed to​ the​ view of​ others . ​
as​ the​ usual AMAs American Medical Association approach to​ skin cancer is​ knife and​ needle,​ this can leave unsightly scars just where you​ might not want any . ​

But there are alternatives . ​
Having had a​ number of​ nonmelanoma skin cancers,​ Ive had the​ opportunity to​ try both the​ AMA have the​ scars to​ prove it​ as​ well as​ several alternative approaches . ​
the​ method of​ treatment that Ive settled on​ is​ the​ herb Chaparral . ​
Chaparral is​ a​ plant that grows in​ the​ deserts of​ the​ southwestern U . ​
S . ​
and​ has been used historically by the​ indigenous populations of​ the​ region for​ a​ number of​ ailments . ​
Today,​ it​ can be found in​ powder form at​ most health food stores . ​
a​ small bag is​ all one needs and​ only cost a​ few bucks . ​
I ​ make a​ paste by mixing the​ powder with wheat germ oil also found at​ your local health food store and​ apply it​ directly to​ the​ lesion . ​
Then I ​ cover it​ with a​ BandAid . ​
I ​ do this once in​ the​ morning after my shower and​ again in​ the​ evening for​ six or​ seven days carefully removing the​ old paste with a​ Qtip . ​
the​ advantages I ​ have found are as​ follows No pain . ​
Perhaps a​ slight tingling at​ first . ​
as​ chaparral only targets the​ cancerous cells,​ without affecting the​ surrounding normal tissue,​ my skin can quickly begin to​ repair itself naturally after the​ cancer is​ gone leaving usually just a​ new skin pink spot for​ several months . ​
and​ all this at​ a​ fraction of​ the​ cost of​ a​ surgical procedure . ​

If this all seems a​ bit strange to​ you,​ please understand that this is​ nothing new . ​
There are a​ number of​ books that have been written that offer other nonevasive,​ less painful methods of​ treating basal cell and​ squamous cell skin cancers as​ well . ​
I ​ would recommend the​ book,​ The Skin Cancer Answer the​ Natural Treatment for​ Basal and​ SqamosCell Carcinomas and​ Keratoses . ​
This book is​ priced right,​ easy to​ read and​ provides you​ with what many might feel is​ a​ better method of​ treatment . ​
But check around and​ see what work best for​ you,​ knowing that many others have taken the​ nonAMA approach . ​
in​ any event,​ use a​ dermatologist to​ diagnose what type of​ skin condition you​ might have,​ discuss it​ with him,​ but know that there may be cost effective,​ alternatives to​ the​ knife and​ needle . ​

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