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Skin Cancer


Skin cancer can occur anywhere on the body, but most commonly occurs in skin often exposed to sunlight.  E.g. the face, neck, and hands. It especially occurs in fair-skinned and fair-haired people, those who had freckles as a child and those who have blue eyes.

There are 3 main types of skin cancer, which all begin in the epidermis:

Squamous cell carcinoma

Basal cell carcinoma

Cutaneous malignant melanoma.


Causes of skin cancer

Excessive UV-B exposure from sunlight causes all three skin cancer types.

Excessive UV-A exposure from sunlight.    Now known to cause damage to proteins and lipids and DNA lesions by indirect (and possibly direct mechanisms),  leading to carcinogenesis (Including cutaneous malignant melanoma) and aging skin. Link

excessiveUVB exposure causes skin cancer, including cutaneous malignantand squamous cell carcinoma[3].  

Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC)

 Flat squamous cells form the outermost layer of the epidermis. Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), a.k.a. "rat-bite" tumor, is diagnosed when these cells become abnormal and grow out of control. SCC sometimes develops from a precancerous skin growth called an actinic keratosis. SCC is usually seen as scaly red patches or open sores, which may crust and bleed. Characteristically it looks elevated with a central hole. Allowed to grow, it can be fatal.

Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) treatment choices

Bowens disease is a form of squamous cell cancer in situ.

Bowens disease


Basal cell carcinoma (BCC)

Most common type of cancer in the U.S. and the most common skin cancer .  BCC is usually benign i.e. a relatively harmless skin cancer. Round basal cells reside under the squamous cells.  Typically looks like a red patch, scar, shiny bump, pink growth or an open sore, which can bleed, ooze or crust. Rarely spreads or metastasizes, but should not be ignored since it is more easily treated whilst small.

Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) treatment choices


Cutaneous malignant melanoma

 In the lower epidermis, melanocytes produce melanin, the pigment that gives skin its color. Exposed to the sun, melanocyes make more pigment causing skin to darken.

Unrepaired DNA damages skin cells triggering mutations that cause skin cells to multiply rapidly and form malignant tumors.  Curable if detected early, but each year in the U.S. ~10,000 people die of this type of cancer.

These are the signs to look for when examining tumors, which may indicate melanoma:

Asymmetrical: a line drawn through the middle of a tumor produces relatively similar halves;

Border: irregular or jagged, not smooth or ragged

Multicolored: A combination of colors is usual, one color tumors are probably OK

Diameter > 1/4 inch:  non-malignant skin cancers tend to be smaller

Evolving: Changes in elevation, size, color, crusting, bleeding, itching, or anything else


Attend to Diet, Lifestyle and Emotional State


Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy (PEMFT)


       "The medical kit of the future"

The Body Electric

General electrotherapy health benefits.   Used systemically and/or locally at specific problem areas of the body, its effective application has many benefits:

Detoxification Wellness / Healthy aging Pain relief 
Relief from insomnia Immune system restoral Anti-Inflammatory
Maximizes cellular energy production Accelerated tissue /bone /scar healing Stress Reduction
Muscle relaxation / rehabilitation Increased blood oxygen / circulation +++

There are several reasonably affordable electrotherapy devices available for personal use. The following electrotherapies are those that have received a significant amount of positive feedback:

*  Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation (CES) applies specific frequency patterns to the head area, with the following benefits:

Balances brain neuro-transmitters Relieves pain  Treats depression
Substance abuse withdrawal Relieves insomnia Relieve stress / anxiety
 Anti-Inflammatory Fibromyalgia +++