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thanks01

USA
170 Posts

Posted - 03/03/2010 :  14:54:47  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Poll Question:
If you have had a diagnosed skin cancer in the area beside your nose and close to, or below your eyes, have you worn eyeglasses for the last three years or so? YES or NO ??

I am interested in whether eyeglass contact with the face may, over time, cause allergies which then lead to skin cancer.

I am one of the ones who think Candida colonies are at least partly to blame for skin cancers. Also, in my case, I seem to be at least mildly allergic to the parts used in eyeglasses (allergies to metal, etc. inherited from my mother). My thought was that the (sometimes mild, sometimes severe) allergic reaction to eyeglass parts causes irritation where the Candida colonies then move in, later to be followed by skin cancer in those who are susceptible. I felt I had to question why in particular that area of my face got the cancer spots. They did not seem to be related to sunburn areas.

Choices:

YES, have Cancer close to eyes, and wear glasses
NO, have Cancer close to eyes, no glasses


Edited by - thanks01 on 07/08/2010 12:13:29

Gabby

USA
21 Posts

Posted - 07/07/2010 :  18:19:14  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Don't know if it is an AK or something else, but I have small red dots where the nose pieces of my reading glasses rest. The spots do not go away, so they are suspect. Will inquire of what my derm says when I see her in October. I wouldn't be surprised to find out that the "spots" are at least AK's.
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marsha

USA
122 Posts

Posted - 07/08/2010 :  02:04:42  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I was just thinking about that to day.Something clearlake said. I was thinking about the plastic that my glasses were made of and was wondering what they used in the olden days.
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happymouse

Canada
3 Posts

Posted - 08/17/2010 :  11:48:48  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have just had two laser treatments for basal cell carcinoma on one side of my nose where my eyeglass nosepad sits. My concern is what the nosepads are made of and how sunlight interacts with the plastic and oils in the skin. Anyone have any insight into this?
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dan

607 Posts

Posted - 08/18/2010 :  19:25:29  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I think the nosepads are typically made of silicone plastic. Skin contact with silicone may elicit a estrogenic response which in turn may stimulate cancer growth. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14575643 Another factor is the weight glasses pushing on the nosepads could result in chronic inflammation, ultimately leading to cell damage. The weight of the glasses could also impede the circulation to the area under the nosepads resulting in a diminished immune system response.

I always try to start with the three factors necessary for cancer to explain specific situations: cell damage, female hormone imbalance, and diminished immune response mainly due to pancreatin enzymes and natural killer cells circulating in the blood. The three factors usually end up shedding some light on the issue, but if anyone else has ideas those are welcome too.
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happymouse

Canada
3 Posts

Posted - 08/19/2010 :  18:31:34  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by dan

I think the nosepads are typically made of silicone plastic. Skin contact with silicone may elicit a estrogenic response which in turn may stimulate cancer growth. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14575643 Another factor is the weight glasses pushing on the nosepads could result in chronic inflammation, ultimately leading to cell damage. The weight of the glasses could also impede the circulation to the area under the nosepads resulting in a diminished immune system response.

I always try to start with the three factors necessary for cancer to explain specific situations: cell damage, female hormone imbalance, and diminished immune response mainly due to pancreatin enzymes and natural killer cells circulating in the blood. The three factors usually end up shedding some light on the issue, but if anyone else has ideas those are welcome too.

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happymouse

Canada
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Posted - 08/19/2010 :  18:38:55  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks dan, I appreciate your response. My dermatologist dismissed the idea that it had anything to do with the nosepads. I have not worn my glasses for about a month now and am considering alternative to the standard nosepads. I do recommend the laser treatment as it healed very quickly and with virtually no scar.
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thanks01

USA
170 Posts

Posted - 08/20/2010 :  11:28:30  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dan, your analysis of the three basic contributing causes (appearing in many forms and combinations) is a great reminder to keep a watch on those other factors. Thanks.
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samdi230

Canada
24 Posts

Posted - 02/26/2011 :  16:12:40  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by thanks01

If you have had a diagnosed skin cancer in the area beside your nose and close to, or below your eyes, have you worn eyeglasses for the last three years or so? YES or NO ??

I am interested in whether eyeglass contact with the face may, over time, cause allergies which then lead to skin cancer.

I am one of the ones who think Candida colonies are at least partly to blame for skin cancers. Also, in my case, I seem to be at least mildly allergic to the parts used in eyeglasses (allergies to metal, etc. inherited from my mother). My thought was that the (sometimes mild, sometimes severe) allergic reaction to eyeglass parts causes irritation where the Candida colonies then move in, later to be followed by skin cancer in those who are susceptible. I felt I had to question why in particular that area of my face got the cancer spots. They did not seem to be related to sunburn areas.



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karenlprlcsw

USA
2 Posts

Posted - 10/11/2011 :  00:32:12  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I made an unbelievable discovery this evening. The eye glasses that I was wearing are warn on the rim (paint is off) only on the side that manifested AK. Very upsetting that I had to use chemotherapy cream and to go through this simply to find that when i put the old metal frames on again the inflammation returned within 12 hours.

There should be laws abou this!
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crit

USA
1 Posts

Posted - 10/14/2012 :  18:41:24  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Googled 'glasses skin cancer' due to my own concerns and found this thread. My own concern was that the nosepads cut off circulation just enough to cut down on the body's natural ability to fight off the cancer.
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bactobasics

Canada
3 Posts

Posted - 12/17/2012 :  18:38:33  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I too have concerns about the nose pads on my glasses, and wonder if they are causing /contributing to my nose problem, which may be/probably is cancer. They are made of silicone, I'm thinking of making some from wood! Better still, I got some "pinhole glasses" - they work well, I am amazed, and recommend them, unfortunately, they are made of plastic too, but they are not worn all day.
I would not be suprised if eyeglasses contain toxic materials. Also, metal frames act as antena for microwaves, another reason not to put a cell phone near your head. (usung a cell phone in a vehicle is like being in a microwave oven, because the metal surronds the occupant, and it acts like a "faraday cage".
(http://www.rawganique.com/Organic-Bodycare/natural-vision-eyewear-pinhole-glasses-bates-method.htm)
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