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dan Posted - 03/27/2007 : 21:49:58
There are many practical ways to fight skin cancer. Dozens of strategies are detailed on the and pages.

If you have active skin cancer, I think it is very difficult to battle it without topical treatments or surgery. I view the other types of strategies (diet, supplements, etc) as prevention measures. The page discusses several potential causes beyond excessive sun exposure. Important skin cancer prevention measures include dramatically reducing polyunsaturated omega 6 oils and trans fats in the diet, getting lots of folate (reduces sun sensitivity) with a diet rich in greens, and supplementing vitamin D (~2000 IU/day). Also avoid too much sun.

Much cancer maintenance in the body occurs at night while sleeping. Pancreatin enzymes provide a primary immune system response to any type of cancer. Practice a daily protein fast of 12 hours or more so that the enzymes produced by the pancreas can be used for cancer control instead of being diverted for digestion. Try to never eat high protein snacks or meals immediately prior to retiring for the night so as to not interfere with the fast. Maintain a healthy pancreas by reducing iron and sugar consumption. Eat defined meals a each day and avoid grazing. The hormone melatonin produced at night is vital to cancer control.

Systemic candida yeast infection can be a precursor to skin cancer. Candida overgrowth is often the result of too much sugar in the diet. To eliminate candida, avoid added sugars, foods with white flour, and starchy foods. Increase saturated fats and essential oils, especially omega-3 oils. Essential bacteria in the body are in balance with candida and keep it in check. Killing those bacteria allows candida to thrive. Avoid antibiotics. Add a probiotic or have a plain yogurt a day. Use a water and shower filter to remove candida's friend chlorine.

Many foods protect against cancer such as broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, strawberries, red raspberries, and brussel sprouts. Good spices include garlic, oregano, curry (contains turmeric or its extract curcumin), and black pepper. Green tea is helpful. Supplements that I think are especially helpful for skin health include Vitamin D, coenzyme Q10, iodine (Iodoral), astaxanthin, Vitamin K2, pancreatin enzymes, lycopene, melatonin (at night), and omega 3 from fish oil.

Although sunscreens can prevent sunburn, do not count on sunscreens to prevent skin cancer. The evidence says they do not have much of an effect.

Stress seems to trigger outbreaks. Get enough sleep and practice relaxation techniques. Probably better first than finally, ask God for healing. The skin cancer prevention strategies will eventually pay off, just not immediately. Be persistent, you can get ahead of skin cancer.
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mark72 Posted - 04/18/2015 : 18:18:41
Out of Topic but this is the first step during a long journey …
Fighting the cancer we have to change the Life style too.

Alternative Cancer Treatment Strategy Made for You.
By eliminating these contributing factors, healing and long term prevention frequently occur; making alternative cancer treatments a worthwhile option to consider.
Immune System Dysfunction.
Nutrient Deficiency.
Impaired Detoxification (Toxic Overload Syndrome).
Mitochondrial Dysfunction Celular.
PH imbalance.
Treatment of Inflammation.
Treatment of Underlying Infection.

Nutritional Support for Cancer Patients: A Typical Alternative Protocol
(Again I state two things: 1. this is just anecdotal information and 2. if you take any of this seriously, consult your health care provider before proceeding with this or any program.)
A. Digestive enzyme tablets
Two or more multiple digestive enzyme tablets per meal. The theory is that in cancer patients, the liver produces insufficient enzymes. Cancer patients eat and eat and eat but don't get the good of their food. They are starving to death. Therefore, they need more nutrients than usual. Enzymes break down food so you can get the nourishment in the food. A "multiple digestive enzyme" preparation is most efficient.
B. Kelp
5-8 kelp tablets per day. Kelp tablets are an iodine supplement. They have been reported to help resist healthy cell damage from radiation treatments.
C. Carrot Juice
Drink at least one pint (two glasses) of carrot juice per day. Goal: up to two quarts (eight glasses). Drink lots of fresh, raw juices. Raw food has lots of enzymes, and carrots are loaded with anti-cancer alpha- and beta-carotenes. About two pounds of carrots makes one pint of juice. Buy 25 pound bags because they keep fairly well. By good tasting produce to get good tasting juice. Yellow sprouts on carrots means they are old. Brush or scrape the carrots to clean them; no need to peel.
D. Green Drink
Drink one glass (8 oz.) green drink per day. Green drink is any green vegetable, e.g., celery, cucumber (peel to remove wax), green peppers, lettuce (leaf, like Romaine). Green drink is raw liquid chlorophyll. Both chlorophyll and hemoglobin have remarkably similar structures. For green drink do not use limas, spinach, rhubarb or asparagus. The last three contain oxalic acid.
E. B-12
Take one of the following, in order of preference:
1. The ideal: intra-nasal B-12 gel or spray
2. Injections of 1000 mcg. per week. Ask for a prescription.
3. Sublingual B-12. 1,000 mcg per day.
4. B-12 supplement: 1,000 mcg or more per day.
F. Potassium
Potassium is in most fruits and vegetables. Read the potassium chart ("K" stands for potassium) in A Cancer Therapy: Results of 50 Cases. Eat no salt and no canned foods; they contain lots of salt. Cancerous cells love sodium, says Max Gerson, M.D.
G. Protein
Meat: Avoid it. Try to become a vegetarian. Fish is an excellent complete protein. Broil, bake, or poach in half an inch of apple juice, simmering 6 minutes each side.
Tofu: Soy products in general contain anti-cancer substances. Cut up tofu into small pieces and throw it into whatever you are making. It will take on the flavor of the recipe.
Cheese: Natural, with no coloring added. Eat cheese if it will keep you off meat.
Yogurt: Low fat, plain. Sweeten it yourself with a little fruit or honey.
Nut butters: Delicious and easy to digest. Buy them fresh and keep in the fridge.
Almond butter - may inhibit the growth of tumors.
Cashew butter - high in the amino acid tryptophan which helps you sleep.
Peanut butter - select the fresh, natural variety without added fat or sugar.
Milk: There is nothing like high-quality raw milk. Speaking as a former dairyman, I raised a family on it from infancy. Certified raw milk is inspected daily. Try to find it in a health food store or from a farmer. If not available, sweet acidophilus milk or watered-down yogurt digests better than pasteurized milk.
Sprouts: Eat two jars full per day. Sprouts are a complete protein, a complete food. A person could survive on a variety of sprouts and nothing else. Buy untreated seed. Alfalfa is a good one to start with, but include wheat, lentil, mung bean, clover, cabbage and radish. Each day start two more jars. Harvest alfalfa at the end of 4-7 days; the others may be ready sooner. Eat them in a sandwich or as the base of a salad. Dressings and garnishes are okay. Collect 12-15 wide-mouth quart jars and start farming. Ann Wigmore’s books will tell you how to sprout, and why.
H. Fruits
Eat as many as you wish, any kind, any time.
I. Grains
Whole grain breads, namely100% whole wheat; brown rice; whole wheat pasta.
J. Special Vegetables:
Eat all the cauliflower, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, kale and broccoli that you can. Research confirms that these "cruciform vegetables" are naturally rich in several phytochemicals that are like "plant chemotherapy." They fight tumors.
The other exceptionally fine food class is the legumes: peas, beans and lentils. They are loaded with fiber, protein, minerals, and complex carbohydrates. And, they are really cheap. Eat lots.
K. Good Snacks
Popcorn, fresh, unsalted popcorn. On it put 2 tsp. nutritional yeast flakes which give the popcorn a cheesy taste and additional B-vitamins, chromium and selenium.
Raw Veggies. Keep a tray of all your favorites in the center of your fridge, where you can reach it 24 hours per day. Celery, carrots, peppers, broccoli, black olives, tomatoes, snap peas, etc.
L. Beverages
Vegetable juices, fresh and raw. (Whenever you cook, or bottle, or can anything, you destroy its natural food enzymes.)
Fruit juices, fresh
Spring water or mineral water
Herbal teas
Green tea or decaf black tea
M. Vitamins
Vitamins are food supplements or food concentrates. They are not drugs, so the margin for safety is excellent.
Vitamin E
Begin with 200 IU of natural mixed tocopherols and gradually work up to about 1,000 IU daily. If you are on an anticoagulant drug (such as Coumadin), or if you are on medication for high blood pressure, it is likely that your vitamin and drug doses will need to be tailored over a period of weeks. You can quite easily monitor your blood pressure at home, and your doctor can and should check your prothrombin time for you. Occasionally blood pressure goes up slightly in folks not used to vitamin E. Know that it is usually temporary. Reduce the vitamin E for a while, then resume a leisurely increase. If your protime gets too long, have your doctor reduce the drug dose, not the vitamin. Vitamin E greatly reduces the side effects of radiation therapy. Vitamin E is the body's number one antioxidant, very valuable in slowing tumor growth and slowing the spread of malignancies. You will very much want to read Vitamin E for Ailing and Healthy Hearts, by Wilfrid Shute, M.D., or any other book by him or his physician brother, Evan. They will walk you through the whole process.
If your physician says you need iron, take ferrous gluconate or ferrous fumarate iron tablets, which would replace your current prescription of harder-to-handle ferrous sulfate. Chelated iron tablets are better absorbed, therefore, better utilized by the body. Iron is best absorbed if taken with vitamin C but not at the same time as Vitamin E.
Vitamin C
Begin with 1,000 mg a meal for a total of 3,000 mg per day. Your goal is bowel tolerance, which may be anywhere between 20,000 to 100,000 mg per day or even higher. It would be ideal to take some vitamin C every half hour you are awake, which is a real nuisance. Do the best you can to divide the dose for maximum absorption. For maximum stomach comfort, I strongly recommend a “buffered” vitamin C supplement for persons taking a lot. Instead of tablets, try vitamin C powder for economy and a "fewer pills to take" feeling. Mix the powder in a sweet beverage such as fruit juice. Take the amount of vitamin C needed to feel better, to show improved lab tests, and to get well. Patients in remission should continue taking it for life. There are two meanings to that statement. Do not be put off this valuable adjunctive therapy by unscientific scare tactics. Please be certain to read Cancer and Vitamin C by Ewan Cameron and Linus Pauling.
The Carotenes and Lycopene
Until you can get a juicer, eat lots of yams, sweet potatoes and winter squash. These are all very high in all the natural carotenes, not just the best known beta- form. Tomatoes, preferably uncooked, are loaded with lycopene, which is even more valuable than carotene. Studies in Italy (of course) showed that men that ate five or ten fresh tomatoes daily had almost no prostate cancer. Red or purple grapes (and fruits and vegetables in general) are high in many other cancer-fighting antioxidants related to the carotenes. Enjoy!
Only a minuscule amount is needed, generally around 300 micrograms. A microgram is a millionth of a gram. Selenium works closely with vitamin E. Avoid excesses; more is not better in this case.
The zinc in your multivitamin (perhaps 15 mg?) is low. Take 50 mg of zinc gluconate or preferably zinc monomethionine. Work up to a goal of perhaps 100 mg per day. Zinc reduces postsurgical healing time and profoundly strengthens the immune system.
Calcium and Magnesium
Tablets can be used to conveniently buffer between-meal vitamin C doses. 1,500 mg of calcium and 500 mg of magnesium is a good target amount. Divide the doses as much as humanly possible, including snacktime and bedtime. Your body will absorb it much more efficiently that way.
Vitamin B Complex
Take one balanced B-50 tablet with each meal, at least. If you are on intense drug therapy or are very fatigued, you can take additional Bs between meals. Patients on chemotherapy report greatly reduced nausea and much less hair loss when they take their B-vitamins (and C). You have to try this to believe it.
If you get diarrhea, ease up on the vitamin C or the vegetable juices. If not sure which, decrease one, then the other, to confirm which you actually need to reduce. Bear in mind that diarrhea may be due to radiation or chemotherapy treatments. Cheese tends to help stop simple diarrhea. Chronic diarrhea requires medical attention.
If you need to sweeten something, try a little honey, sweet molasses or pure maple syrup.
Give this protocol a full four months trial, with your 100% effort, before giving it your final evaluation.
Don't eat anything without reading the label. Don't eat anything unless you know what it is. If you cannot pronounce it, don't eat it.
If your medical doctor is not familiar with orthomolecular (megavitamin) nutrition, hand him or her books, with the bookmarks stuck throughout, and ask, "Have you read what we've read?" Let Dr. Pauling and Dr. Hoffer and Dr. Williams and Dr. Gerson and Dr. Cameron do the talking. When you go to battle, don’t go without your best soldiers. If you are still unfamiliar with these physicians and their work, you are not ready to fight.
Avoid sugar
Do not smoke. Stop, or at least cut down, immediately.
Avoid alcoholic beverages (However, organically-produced red wine in moderation is a reasonable compromise. It is best to dilute it with two parts water before drinking. Grape juice is good, too!)
Eat no artificial colorings.
Avoid any food with preservatives.
Do not consume aspartame (“NutraSweet”).
Never eat any product containing saccharine, which has been found to cause cancer in laboratory animals.
Tremendous progress has been made in the use of radiation and chemotherapy in their ability to shrink or destroy tumors. But, the survival time of the cancer patient today is no greater than it was fifty years ago. What does this mean? It obviously means that we are treating the wrong thing! We are treating the symptom — the tumor, and we are doing absolutely nothing to prevent the spread of the disease. The only thing known to mankind today that will prevent the spread of cancer within the body is for that body's own defense mechanisms to once again function normally. That's what nutritional therapy does. It treats the defense mechanism, not the tumor.
Angelmaria Posted - 06/22/2012 : 07:43:01
Thank you for posting these kind of information here.The people should know about these forums and read it so that they can be known about the preventions and steps to get cured from this epidemic like cancer.
amilirose Posted - 04/30/2012 : 00:54:48
It was really helpful but I think it is also necessary to be safe from sun's harmful UV rays and for that I prefer using UV protective umbrellas (uv blocker).
trudie Posted - 07/08/2010 : 09:37:47
hi proximity,
Could you please give us more info. Is this a new cure or a prevention and where can we find the research? Thanks.
proximityinfotech3 Posted - 07/07/2010 : 09:12:16
Dr. Min Li-Weber of the Division of Immunogenetics at the German Cancer Research Centre has found that wogonin works by radically increasing the formation of hydrogen peroxide in tumor cells compared to healthy cells. The peroxide, in turn, produces a calcium response, which triggers the apoptosis reaction.

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dan Posted - 09/28/2009 : 21:27:44
Hi grammie, that is an interesting web site (actually redirects to ) that says disease is caused by a necessary combination of both physical and psychological stresses. At least that is what I quickly took away. For instance, they say smoking by itself will not lead to lung cancer if you don't know it can harm you. Or for skin cancer, excessive sun exposure will not lead to skin cancer it you are not aware that it is supposed to cause it. It is an interesting theory that goes against western medicine. I believe the skin cancer scenario more than the smoking case.

I agree the impact of psychological stresses on disease are underestimated. Maybe the stress just cuts into the body's ability to balance itself with the right chemicals at the right time.
grammie Posted - 09/27/2009 : 19:55:49
I got my first skin cancer when I was under tremendous pressure. Subsequent skin cancers seem to have come when I was again under pressure. I think for me there is a direct correlation between stress and the occurance of these skin cancers, Have you seen the following web site that discusses causes and treatment of cancer?
dan Posted - 01/20/2008 : 01:00:48
Well, the confusion over the plant name may be solved. I'm pretty sure that Scutellaria baicalensis is the name of the plant, and radix simply means root. has the sentence "Wogonin (Wog) is an active component isolated from Scutellaria baicalensis radix, a Chinese herbal remedy widely used in clinical treatment of inflammatory diseases, including atopic dermatitis, hyperlipemia, and atherosclerosis." So scutellaria radix is short for the root of the scutellaria baicalensis plant, which you can find in nurseries.
thanks01 Posted - 01/19/2008 : 19:00:44
Another part of the Mercoloa "12 Strategies to Prevent Cancer" article was his introduction to that section, after discussing the Chinese herb. I liked Dan's idea to copy down the valuable parts of the web page for easy reference in this forum, so here goes, from Dr. Mercola:

For those of you who are new to the newsletter, I’d like to reiterate that while I view herbs as frequently helpful and virtually non-toxic when compared to patent drugs, they rarely treat the cause of your disease. I view most of them as frequently effective symptomatic band-aids. Therefore, if you depend solely on herbs without addressing the underlying cause of your disease, you’re still likely avoiding the real cure.

So what are the underlying causes of most, if not all disease? I strongly believe it boils down to three basics of equal importance:

1. Your emotional and mental state
2. Your nutrition
3. Your physical activity

All advice essentially falls under one of these three basic necessities for optimal health, which create a circle of either positive or negative ramifications, depending on whether you address them appropriately or not.
thanks01 Posted - 01/19/2008 : 18:49:48
Without meaning to quibble, I followed the links in the post above on the Chinese herb wogonin and also went back to the Mercola article. Following the link he indicates as his source (Chinese Medicine News December 28, 2007 - sorry the link is masked on his web page) the herb mentioned in the SOURCE article is identified as Scutellaria radix, not its cousin scutellaria baicalensis.

Scurrying around the Internet, one difference seems to be, unfortunately, that I can't find the "S. radix" plant available in a nursery to purchase for the garden if someone is interested, whereas the "baicalensis" is available at the link given above ).

As in the current very interesting thread on SPURGE (Euphorbia) titled - "Petty Spurge Herb sap for skin cancers" in the Topical Treatments forum, Scutellaria is a large plant family, with many species, each with its specific properties. See link -- where "S. radix" is mentioned, but does not show up in the chart given for the Scutellaria family.

The reason that I am bothering to reply to the above post is not to be fussy, but because in a case like the Euphorbia family, the plant properties to either heal or damage may be different enough that we have to be very careful to distinguish the species as we discuss them.

Apparently "S. radix" -- wogonin is too unknown in the West and also, hardly available. Interesting subject here, but don't have any more time. If someone else can dig deeper, it's always interesting, especially if we learn more about this plant and people could order it and grow it in their gardens, etc. Thank you.

(P.S. I'm starting to think that going any deeper into this particular plant's healing properties may belong in one of the other discussion threads and I am copying this wogonin discussion over to the Topical Treatments forum as a new thread.)
dan Posted - 01/19/2008 : 13:33:56
I find the Mercola newsletter sometimes to be very useful as well. The article above talks about a study result of the chemical Wogonin found in the root of the Chinese medicine herb huang qin, AKA scutellaria baicalensis and baikal skullcap. Wogonin was found to cause apoptosis in cultured leukemia cells without affecting healthy blood cells.

A picture of the beautiful flowering herb baikal skullcap can be seen at The plant root extract is said to have anti-inflammatory, anti-tumor, anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-fungal, anti-pyretic, diuretic hypotensive, anti-allergic, cholagogue, hemostatic, lowers blood lipids, calming, bronchodilator, anti-abortive, immune stimulant, and interferon inducent properties, according to . Wow, it looks like it could solve all my problems!

Dr. Min Li-Weber of the Division of Immunogenetics at the German Cancer Research Centre has found that wogonin works by radically increasing the formation of hydrogen peroxide in tumor cells compared to healthy cells. The peroxide, in turn, produces a calcium response, which triggers the apoptosis reaction.

Here are Mercola's twelve cancer risk reduction strategies excerpted from the link above:

"1. Reduce or eliminate your processed food, sugar and grain carbohydrate intake. Yes, this is even true for whole unprocessed organic grains as they tend to rapidly break down and drive your insulin and leptin levels up, which is the last thing you need to have happening if you are seeking to resolve a cancer.

2. Control your fasting insulin and leptin levels. This is the end result, and can be easily monitored with the use of simple and relatively inexpensive blood tests.

3. Normalize your ratio of omega-3 to omega-6 fats by taking a high-quality krill oil or fish oil and reducing your intake of most processed vegetable oils.

4. Get regular exercise. One of the primary reasons exercise works is that it drives your insulin levels down. Controlling insulin levels is one of the most powerful ways to reduce your cancer risks.

5. Normalize your vitamin D levels and vitamin A levels by getting plenty of sunlight exposure and consider careful supplementation when this is not possible. If you take oral vitamin D and have a cancer, it would be very prudent to monitor your vitamin D blood levels regularly.

6. Get regular, good sleep.

7. Eat according to your nutritional type. The potent anti-cancer effects of this principle are very much underappreciated. When we treat cancer patients in our clinic this is one of the most powerful anti-cancer strategies we have.

8. Reduce your exposure to environmental toxins like pesticides, household chemical cleaners, synthetic air fresheners and air pollution.

9. Limit your exposure and provide protection for yourself from information carrying radio waves produced by cell phone towers, base stations, phones and WiFi stations.

10. Avoid frying or charbroiling your food. Boil, poach or steam your foods instead.

11. Have a tool to permanently reprogram the neurological short-circuiting that can activate cancer genes. Even the CDC states that 85 percent of disease is caused by emotions. It is likely that this factor may be more important than all the other physical ones listed here, so make sure this is addressed. Energy psychology seems to be one of the best approaches and my particular favorite tool, as you may know, is the Emotional Freedom Technique. German New Medicine is another powerful tool.

12. Eat at least one-third of your food raw."
thanks01 Posted - 01/19/2008 : 10:11:12
I receive the Mercola email newsletter and IGNORE a large part of it, but those concerned with CANCER PREVENTION may find interest in the "12 Strategies" proposed in the final section of this website article:
grabec Posted - 06/12/2007 : 00:38:28
Thanks Dan
dan Posted - 06/07/2007 : 00:42:57
Thanks, we are hopeful for your husband too. He's lucky to have you.
grabec Posted - 06/02/2007 : 18:28:40
from the lady with the husband with the bcc that has gone deep and soon will have surgery to remove his ear and go down into his bone as the cancer has spread.............

Dan, thanks so much for your insights. I have been studying the incredible information on these forums and taking notes until my eyes are blurry. I have purchased several things mentioned and will be trying them soon. Your synopsis on this post I certainly agree with and am doing all of that. I have my husband on juices made up of: broccoli, broccoli sprouts, tumeric, black and red raspberries, carrots, almonds, green tea, tomato paste, and cauliflower. After studying this site I will be adding other things to the jucie too. There is so much to ingest that the only way I can get it all in is with my juicer. Also been applying raspberry cream topically and at first didn't think it was working but this is about 7 days and today I can definitely see improvement but he has also been taking all this juice so anything could be helping or by tomorrow his ear could look bad and be breaking out in sores again. I am pesamistically optomistic.

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