As you enjoy summer and spend more time outdoors, you need to be aware of your skin and the risk of skin cancer.
South Africa has one of the highest incidences, if not the highest, of malignant melanoma in the world. Precise statistics for melanoma in SA aren't available at present. However, in 2008 there were 32 cases of melanoma diagnosed per 100 000 people. This year, 68 cases per 100 000 people have been reported. That's double the numbers in just five years!
This is no matter to ignore!
The good news is, there could be a natural skin cancer treatment growing in your garden.
A natural hibiscus extract may be effective in melanoma treatment
Researchers in the US have shown that gossypin, a naturally-occurring substance found in plants, may be an effective treatment against melanoma
, the deadliest form of skin cancer
In research published in Molecular Cancer
Therapeutics, a team led by Dr Hareesh Nair of the Texas Biomedical Research Institute explained how they used gossypin, to reverse aggressive skin cancer
The melanoma-riddled mice who received gossypin treatment for just 10 days had smaller tumours and a much longer survival rate than mice who didn’t receive the therapy. Researchers think gossypin shuts down two troublesome genes that are associated with rapidly-spreading skin cancers.
Preliminary findings say the fruit of Mulberry, various parts of the Sea Buckthorn plant, Hibiscus flowers and cotton flowers are the best sources of gossypin.
Conventional treatments such as chemotherapy and surgery
can be brutal and disfiguring. Even worse, when the melanoma is advanced, these treatments may not be effective at all. So, to have a safe, natural skin cancer
treatment that could effectively stop tumours without the side-effects is good news.
And it could be growing in your garden.
If you’re at risk or have a mole you suspect is not normal, please see a doctor or dermatologist immediately.
The real key to healing cancer is to wipe out the stealth disease lurking behind it...
I admit I was downright shocked when I found out that cancer
isn't actually what kills most cancer
patients! And I've been a doctor for well over 20 years - so not much surprises me anymore.
Even more astounding - this monumental discovery goes back to the 1970s when former US Air Force Dr Joseph Gold uncovered the REAL killer, a condition that no one in the medical field was even talking about!
That's right - the real culprit behind 3 out of every 4 cancer deaths isn't cancer at all. No! It's a syndrome you've probably never even heard of - called cachexia (pronounced "ka-kek-see-ah").
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