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dan

601 Posts

Posted - 02/09/2009 :  01:27:53  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Poll Question:
What really causes (your) skin cancer? I know I would would say it is a combination of factors. But if you had to pick one factor, what would it be? Why is the incidence of skin cancer increasing?

Choices:

Too much sun exposure with inadequate sunscreen use
Underlying fungal, parasite, or viral infection
Excess polyusaturated and trans fat from the diet reacts with sunlight
Acidic body chemistry
Poor diet (fast food, high sugar)
Manmade EMF, power lines, radio, TV, wireless activity
Pollution, toxins, exposure to chemicals, chlorine
Sunscreens are toxic
Hormonal imbalance, excess estrogen
Too much stress
Lack of vitamins and micronutrients, including vitamin D
Fluorescent lights
Cosmetics
Protein metabolism, lack of pancreatic enzymes
Other

trish

USA
16 Posts

Posted - 04/14/2009 :  22:34:50  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
We need an "all of the above" choice!
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Rose Petal

USA
33 Posts

Posted - 05/03/2009 :  14:01:23  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dan:

I cannot choose just ONE cause of skin cancer since I also believe it is a combination of things.

Why don't you include ozone layer depletion, trauma, and smoking to your cancer causes?

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dan

601 Posts

Posted - 05/13/2009 :  23:56:58  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
There is a software limit of one of fifteen answers so this is really just for fun. But I like your 3 new possible causes of skin cancer and it would be great to get a few more listed here.
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chappaqua

USA
2 Posts

Posted - 07/24/2009 :  06:33:20  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I understand the software limitation. I believe, in my case, it is a combination of 2 and possibly 3 factors, excess sun exposure, a damaged immune system (multiple sclerosis) and the medicines used for MS (copaxone possibly and prednisone)...Janet
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BlondeAmbition3

USA
53 Posts

Posted - 09/21/2009 :  07:19:43  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Interesting chappaqua(Janet)that you mentioned prednisone as a possible factor in the skin cancer cause equation as I was on Prednisone for the treatment of Asthma for over two years when I was 25. Now I'm 55 and have treated myself for multiple SKIN Cancers!
I've suspected for YEARS that ALL Corticosteroids (such as Prednisone)due to the fact that they suppress the immune system set us up for Cancers later in Life. Early anti-biotic usage early on in Life doesn't help either.. Childhood vaccinations... so much more I could add to this line-up.... Eve
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mphilip876

1 Posts

Posted - 10/13/2009 :  03:38:47  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good post..
I came to know about many facts which i didn't know...
Thanks...
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Ironman

USA
7 Posts

Posted - 10/28/2009 :  20:22:45  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
BlondeAmbition; You say you have treated yourselfe for skin cancer. What treatment did you use?
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markfenneley

1 Posts

Posted - 11/05/2009 :  04:40:36  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi,

Its kind of difficult to choose any one particular cause for skin cancer.
It may vary from individual to individual.
I am happy that such a poll was initiated.
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Geezerdood

USA
1 Posts

Posted - 03/02/2010 :  20:56:50  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Howdy! I'm nearly 60, and just started on Efudex. As a teenager, I received low-dose X-ray treatments on my face, neck, upper chest and back for severe acne. The Basal cell lesions started up in mid-90's. Became an X-ray Tech in early 70's, but didn't put 2 and 2 together until about 12 yrs ago. How 'bout a hearty Hi Ho Silver for modern medical science! The Efudex is mainly for something related to Actinic Keratoses and sparse sBCC lesions. This is really some rough stuff.
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skinsenseclinic

Australia
3 Posts

Posted - 06/20/2010 :  22:19:46  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hey,

Good post You have Posted...
I also vote this poll..
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SandyK

2 Posts

Posted - 03/01/2011 :  12:45:05  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Just found your forum.
Another thing you can add is radiation therapy for acne. Used in the 1960's. That and also daily tetracycline!
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SandyK

2 Posts

Posted - 03/01/2011 :  12:57:01  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
So sorry.....I overlooked the post before the last about acne radiation.
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lbs720

2 Posts

Posted - 03/01/2011 :  17:55:33  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I could only choose one answer on the poll, so I had to put excessive sun exposure. I 100% do NOT believe, though, that that alone is what caused my skin cancer. I believe my constant sunburns left my skin vulnerable to infection so the virus causing my squamous cell cancer was able to take hold. I also had undiagnosed celiac disease all my life that caused serious nonstop stress to my system and damaged my nervous system. (The virus spreads along the nerve pathways, which is obvious on my face.) I think that without both of those stressors, I might not have this cancer. (As for treatment, what is keeping me alive and has given me back a presentable face is MMS. Without that, I would have been dead two years ago. Even with it, it is a constant battle.)
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Rosebud

Australia
5 Posts

Posted - 05/28/2011 :  00:41:45  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
We need to be able to click on multiple choices here - I personally think there is no one answer.

Would you also include "Personal Care Products" (PCP's)as they strip away the skins natural defense mechanisms - alter the skin ph, alter the skin's flora and wash out the skins potential to process the healing qualities of the sun's Vit D.
Many "moisturisers" are harmful either due to the activity of propylene glycol working as a humectant - it's such an ageing ingredient.
Organic Coconut Butter is wonderful and available most places.

Many of the harmful chemicals are also trans-dermal, accumulating in our organs till we can get enough quality anti-oxifdants on board to bind and off load.

Many if not most PCP's are damaging, drying and ageing to the skin and remove the protective mantle that nature provides.
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blue

11 Posts

Posted - 03/14/2017 :  11:47:04  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Interesting!
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