Skin cancer

Did you know that skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in North America today?  Did you know that excessive exposure to the sun can result in such damages as: premature aging of the skin chronic dryness of the skin sensitive, sagging and tired skin, and cancer?


Did you know that the major cause of wrinkles and 90% of most forms of skin cancer can also be attributed to all those chemical sunscreens and tan lotions?

Did you know that research is bearing out that it is not only overexposure to the sun that is responsible for skin cancer but the fact that, on the societal level, we have such overtaxed immune systems and poor dietary lifestyles.

Important consideration must be given to that which we put in our mouths. Be aware that a diet that is poor in nutrients and high in fat can greatly contribute to skin cancer development.

The standard reference books today will tell you there are three forms of skin cancer, with the two most common forms being basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma. These two types are readily curable with early detection and treatment.

Melanoma is a more rare type of skin cancer that is much more serious, especially if it progresses toward malignancy. It can be and is quite life-threatening if not caught and treated at an early stage.

In melanoma, a tumour originates in the pigment-producing cells of the deeper epithelial tissues. It can be cured if discovered and treated early. It often begins as a lesion that looks like a mole. While most people have moles, this certainly does not mark them as a cancer risk.

It is those new moles that appear after we turn the hillside of 40 that we need to watch carefully. When they appear unusual or if they change in size or colour, they should be checked immediately by your doctor. Any suspicious skin lesions should also be monitored very closely.

Melanoma occurs most frequently on the lower legs and upper back; also on mucous membranes or under the nails. These can be preceded by skin lesions for years, which eventually become rock like and then ulcerate. By this time the lymph nodes and other organs are brought into the arena.

It is deemed that over exposure to the UV rays disrupt the DNA in the skin cells. Anyone with severe or blistering sunburn run twice the risk of developing a melanoma malignancy.

Those with fair skin are at a much greater risk for the simple reason that they have less of the protective pigment in their skin.

It may be possible to develop skin cancer without even being in the sun. Stay away from sunbeds and tanning salons!!! They were once considered safer than the sun but oh how research has changed that. The tanning beds emit UV-A (i.e., the cool end of the sun’s rays). It was once thought that the UV-B (i.e., the rays at the hot end of the sun’s spectrum) were the culprits in causing and developing cancer. It has now been shown that just as much damage occurs from UV-A as from UV-B.

Let’s consider some precautions. I’m sure most of you are already aware of these but it never hurts to review the extra-protective measures regarding exposure to the sun.

Stay out of the sun as much as possible between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., even on hazy and overcast days. Wear clothes that are lightweight and tightly woven together. Stay away from sunbeds and tanning salons. Pay attention to any moles that might be irregularly shaped or if they change their size or colour, or if they itch. Using antibiotics or anti-depressants, or diuretics or estrogen or even anti-histamines can cause one to have a terrible sunburn after even a short-lived exposure to the sun. One should always be taking a good source of essential fatty acids.

Now it goes without saying that if one has a good strong immune system and a reasonably balanced dietary lifestyle and takes the usual steps of health maintenance, the result is good nutrition delivery to the skin.

This is what we’ve always been talking about in these pages; that the body should be able to go a long way in protecting us from such things as skin cancer, to mention but one.

In all the years that I’ve been working in my practice with the YU-CCAN products, I’ve never seen anything so effective as CANAID Herbal Supplement in assisting the body to deal with the likes of skin cancer. For those with any kind of a skin challenge, I would wholeheartedly suggest using CANAID internally to keep the body in a high state of cleanliness and to also deliver highly organic essential trace elements, minerals and vitamins to the layers of the skin. Even when applied topically, it has resulted in drastic changes for the better. I know you’ll be pleased with the results.

You are all aware that in our world today, we don’t always have access to the best of foods. So, the bottom-line is, tend to the internal and the external and our bodies will go along way toward maintaining good health and well-being.