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Ruck

USA
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Posted - 08/12/2007 :  09:43:39  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Two weeks ago I was diagnosed with a melanoma on the top of my head. The Biopsy shaved off 1.6 mil of it. I had surgery last week. They removed 2.5 mil more. I have an Excision scheduled in 3 wks of 1-2 cm more tissue around the melanaoma. Then Sentinol Node Mapping is planned at the same time.
I have been reading about natural remedies, such as Laetrille and Glycoalkaloids. I am quesioning whether I should take laetrille and apply glycoalkaloids instead of having further excision and the Node Mapping and potential removal of infected lymph nodes. Please note that the further excision will require a skin graft to close the wound from the surgery. A skin graft on the head is not so appealing because hair does not grow thru grafted skin.

dan

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Posted - 08/13/2007 :  00:12:47  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ruck, we are having some success trying alternative and natural treatments for non-melanoma skin cancer, but it still seems to be hit or miss at this point. I would definitely play it safe with melanoma and go with what the doctors recommend. I wish you the best.

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Ruck

USA
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Posted - 08/14/2007 :  13:37:37  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks, Dan. I guess I can use natural treatments to deter future growth.
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mazie

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Posted - 06/29/2009 :  03:33:01  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

This is my first visit to the site and I was hoping to find many cured of cancer with natural remedies. The response to Ruck tells me otherwise. My partner of 23 years was diagnosed with skin cancer on June 25th. The dermatologist did a biopsy and said we should hope for the best, "that it is not melanoma", and prepare for the worst. He was aware we were paying cash (we do not have insurance) and informed us that regardless of which cancer, the treatment would be very expensive. I have been on the internet ever since and we have started the iodine application with an 8% solution based on the "cancer is a fungus" theory. We are also eliminating sugar and increasing supplements along with using sodium bicarbonate both internally and externally. Any advise would be greatly appreciated. We have an appointment for July 7th to get the results of the biopsy and their recommended treatment proceedures and costs. Glad I found you in my internet travels. Thanks.

Ruck, we are having some success trying alternative and natural treatments for non-melanoma skin cancer, but it still seems to be hit or miss at this point. I would definitely play it safe with melanoma and go with what the doctors recommend. I wish you the best.


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dan

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Posted - 07/05/2009 :  01:22:17  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Welcome mazie! I hope the second appointment goes well. It is likely not melanoma because the dermatologist would/ should have notified you immediately if it was. But if it is melanoma, be sure to follow your doctor's advice.

Let us know how the iodine treatment works. I think minimizing sugar in the diet is a great step in the right direction. I also think reducing omega 6 polyunsaturated fat (most liquid oils except olive oil) is important. It will be instructive to ask your dermatologist for diet suggestions to reduce skin cancer. I'll bet the only skin cancer prevention advice you will hear will be to reduce sun exposure. http://www.second-opinions.co.uk/fats_and_cancer.html http://cancerres.aacrjournals.org/cgi/content/full/62/2/433 http://homepage.mac.com/herinst/sbeder/HoleStory/chapter3/ch3b.html
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sunadvocate1

USA
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Posted - 07/21/2010 :  13:22:21  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
In my experience it's best to be aggressive rather than the "let's see what happens attitude". This thing needs to be rooted out completely, or it may come back. I also learned a lot from www.sun-protection-and-you.com which helps in prevention methods as well.
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bonder

USA
186 Posts

Posted - 08/26/2012 :  14:30:47  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dan, I came across this article about green tea treatments for (MELANOMA)on canceramerican.com

Might be old news but, I felt it should be read...

http://www.medicaldaily.com/articles/11671/20120822/green-tea-eyed-as-possible-skin-cancer-treatment.htm

Be Well Always,

Bonder
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