Skin Cancer

Skin cancer kills thousands of individuals each year. A majority of the time, the development of skin cancer can be avoided through taking precautions and protecting your skin. There are several types of skin cancer of which you should be aware.

Melanoma: The deadliest of all skin cancers, melanoma kills an estimated 8,790 people in the US each year. It develops mainly from intense, occasional UV exposure- the kind that often leads to sunburn. The UV rays damage DNA in skin cells. Unable to repair this damage, the DNA begins to cause mutations in cell growth. Cells begin to multiply and grow out of control, producing malignant tumors. Melanoma often looks like black or brown moles, and can often develop from pre-existing moles. It can also appear as skin-colored, pink, red, purple, blue, or white.

If discovered early, melanoma is almost always treatable and curable. But if it is not caught right away, the cancer can advance and spread to other areas of the body, wherein treatment can be difficult and the cancer can become fatal.

Squamous Cell Carcinoma: This is the second most common form of cancer and is mainly caused by constant, cumulative exposure to UV radiation over a lifetime. Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) occurs when abnormal squamous cells (found in the upper layers of the skin) grow out of control. SCC can appear on all areas of the body, but are commonly found on areas that are often exposed to sunlight, such as the ears, lips, scalp, face, neck, hands, legs, and hands.

It often appears as scaly red patches, open sores, or warts, which may bleed and crust. If left unchecked, SCC can become disfiguring and even deadly. About 700,000 people are diagnosed with SCC, and about 2,500 people die every year in the US from this type of cancer.

Basal Cell Carcinoma: This is the most common form of skin cancer, affecting almost 2,000,000 US citizens a year. It is caused by constant UV exposure over a lifetime, combined with intense, occasional doses of UV. Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC) occurs when abnormal, uncontrolled cell growths develop within the deepest layer of the skin. BCCs often appear as red patches, open sores, shiny bumps, pink growths, or scars, and can often become disfiguring if it goes untreated and is allowed to grow. In rare cases, BCC can multiple rapidly and spread to other parts of the body, which can turn deadly.

 

Skin Cancer and Zeolite

Zeolite may not be a cure for cancer, but it can help minimize the chances of getting it. Zeolite has the proven ability to activate the P21 gene in cells, which acts as a tumor suppressor by indirectly suppressing growth signals. In terms of skin cancer, this means that zeolite can help stop the growth and spread of skin cancer. If you are currently battling skin cancer and are receiving medical treatments for it, a zeolite health supplement should also be taken at least 3 times a day to help stop it from spreading and reverse its growth. If you have dealt with skin cancer in the past or are just afraid that you have exposed your skin to the sun a few too many times, zeolite can be taken at least once a day as a preventative.

Zeo Health has a product called Zeolite Pure, which is high quality, finely micronized zeolite powder. It is the most economical of Zeo Health’s products, and is an excellent choice for some one who is fighting off cancer and would need to take larger and/or more frequent dosages each day.

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