The most common type of cancer involves the skin. There are several types, including basal, squamous, Merkel, lymphoma of the skin, Kaposi’s sarcoma, and melanoma.
Melanoma accounts for less than one percent of skin cancer cases, but the vast majority of skin cancer deaths. An average of one person dies of melanoma every hour. An estimated 87,000 new cases of invasive melanoma are diagnosed in the U.S. each year, and an estimated 9,700 people die of melanoma annually. As with all cancers, early detection at lower stages is critical to achieving better outcomes. The estimated five-year survival rate for patients whose melanoma is detected early is about 98 percent in the U.S. The survival rate falls to 62 percent when the disease reaches the lymph nodes, and 18 percent when the disease metastasizes to distant organs. Melanoma at any stage is a cancer that requires an aggressive “waste no time” approach.
A multiprong approach, in addition to conventional treatments, can be effective against melanoma. Intermittent fasting coupled with a clean (read: organic), low-glycemic diet high in vegetables can help. You can also work with a holistic doctor on following a ketogenic diet.
There are some unique anticancer supplements that I recommend to help boost the immune system. These include:
- Fermented wheat germ extract, 9 grams daily
- Modified citrus pectin (MCP), 1,000–2,000 mg, three times daily
- Vitamin A (retinyl palmitate), 10,000–15,000 IU daily with food
- CoQ10 (ubiquinone), 200 mg daily
- Curcumin extract, 1,000—2000 mg, two to three times daily
- Vitamin D, 5,000 IU daily with a meal (blood testing should confirm a blood value of at least 50 ng/ml)
- CBD extract, 25–50 mg of the active component, two to three times daily
I also recommend high-dose intravenous vitamin C under the supervision of a holistic doctor for a stronger anti-cancer effect. This is usually done one to two times per week for a total of 15–20 treatments.
One interesting note is that hypothyroidism is more prevalent among patients with melanoma. Talk to your doctor about optimizing your thyroid function through nutrients and/or medication.
Web Resource: Get more information on alternative cancer therapies at thetruthaboutcancer.com.