Cancer is not a single disease with a single cause and a single type of treatment. There are more than 200 different types of cancer, each with its own name and treatment. Although cells in different parts of the body may look and work differently, most repair and reproduce themselves in the same way. Normally, cells divide in an orderly and controlled way. But if for some reason the process gets out of control, the cells carry on dividing and develop into a lump called a tumor. Tumors are either benign (non-cancerous) or malignant (cancerous). Doctors can tell if a tumor is benign or malignant by removing a piece of tissue (biopsy) and examining a small sample of cells under a microscope.
In a benign tumor the cells do not spread to other parts of the body and so are not cancerous. However, they may carry on growing at the original site, and may cause a problem by pressing on surrounding organs.
In a malignant tumor the cancer cells have the ability to spread beyond the original area of the body. If the tumour is left untreated, it may spread into surrounding tissue. Sometimes cells break away from the original (primary) cancer. They may spread to other organs in the body through the bloodstream or lymphatic system. The lymphatic system is part of the immune system – the body’s natural defense against infection and disease. It’s made up of organs such as bone marrow, the thymus, the spleen, and lymph nodes. The lymph nodes throughout the body are connected by a network of tiny lymphatic tubes (ducts). The lymphatic system has two main roles: it helps to protect the body from infection and it drains fluid from the tissues.
When the cancer cells reach a new area they may go on dividing and form a new tumor. This is known as a secondary cancer or a metastasis.
Non-melanoma skin cancer refers to a group of skin cancers that affect the upper layers of skin. The term ‘non-melanoma’ distinguishes these generally more common kinds of skin cancer from the less common, aggressive skin cancer known as melanoma.
Types of non-melanoma skin cancer:
Non-melanoma skin cancers are usually named after the type of skin cell from which they develop. The two most common types of non-melanoma skin cancer are:
- basal cell carcinoma
- squamous cell carcinoma
Other rarer types include:
- Kaposi’s sarcoma
- cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (also known as Mycosis fungoides)
- Merkel cell cancer
The most significant risk factor for developing either basal cell carcinoma or squamous cell carcinoma is overexposure to sunlight. The use of sunbeds and sunlamps can also increase your risk of developing non-melanoma skin cancer, as well as the most serious type of skin cancer, melanoma.
Non-melanoma skin cancer is one of the most common types of cancer in the world. There are an estimated 100,000 new cases of non-melanoma skin cancer every year in the UK. Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. More than 3.5 million skin cancers in over two million people are diagnosed annually. In Canada it is estimated that 81,300 new cases of non-melanoma skin cancer will be diagnosed in 2012, while in Australia, two in three people will be diagnosed before the age of 70.
Basal cell carcinomas account for around 80% of all cases of skin cancer, and squamous cell carcinomas account for 10% of all cases.
The outlook for non-melanoma skin cancer is usually very good. Unlike most other types of cancer, there is a considerably lower risk that the cancer will spread to other parts of the body (known as metastasis).
It is estimated that basal cell carcinoma will spread to other parts of the body in less than 0.5% of cases. The risk is slightly higher in cases of squamous cell carcinoma, which spreads to other parts of the body in about 4% of cases.
Consult a licensed health practitioner immediately if you develop a bump, lesion or skin discolouration that shows no signs of healing after 14 days.
Basal Cell Carcinoma:
Basal cell carcinoma (or BCC for short) appears as a bump or discoloured patch of skin that does not heal. The bump or patch is a cancer. Sometimes this is referred to as a tumour, which just means lump but is often used as an alternative word for cancer. The bump is usually a pearly-white colour or ‘waxy’ looking and may contain visible blood vessels. The discoloured patch of skin is flat and scaly and can have either a flesh-coloured or brown appearance.
Basal cell carcinomas can grow to cover 10-15cm (4-6 inches) of skin. Both the bumps and discoloured skin patches can develop anywhere on your body, but they usually appear on parts of the body that have been exposed to the sun. Tumours usually develop on the face, ears and neck, while the discoloured skin patches usually develop on the chest and back. Basal cell carcinomas are usually painless, although they may itch or bleed.
Squamous Cell Carcinoma:
Squamous cell carcinoma (or SCC for short) appears as a firm red lump or a flat, scaly and crusted scab-like lesion that does not heal. These lumps or lesions are tumours. The lump or lesion (which just means something abnormal) usually appears on parts of the body exposed to the sun, such as the face, lips, ears, hands, arms and legs. Less commonly, they can develop inside the mouth, on the genitals or in the anus.
The leading cause of all types of skin cancer – melanoma and non-melanoma – is exposure to sunlight. Sunlight contains ultraviolet (UV) light that can affect the skin. There are two main types of UV – ultraviolet A (UVA) and ultraviolet B (UVB). Both UVA and UVB damage skin over time, making it more likely for skin cancers (including melanomas) to develop. Artificial sources of light, such as sunlamps and tanning beds, may also increase your risk of developing melanoma skin cancer
Repeated sunburn, either by the sun or artificial sources of light, will also make your skin more vulnerable to non-melanoma skin cancer.
Research suggests that if you have two or more close relatives who have had non-melanoma skin cancer, your chances of developing the condition may be increased.
Risk factors for developing all types of skin cancer include having:
- pale skin that does not tan easily
- red or blonde hair
- blue eyes
- a large number of moles
- a large number of freckles
- an area of skin that has been previously damaged by burning or radiotherapy treatment
- a condition that suppresses your immune system, such as HIV
- medicines that suppress your immune system (immunosuppressants)
All these risk factors will make your skin more sensitive to the effects of the sun.
As with all diseases this did not happen overnight. The very first thing you must do is see a licensed health professional. Find a list of practitioners in your local area here
Here are some things you can discuss with your practitioner:
- Eliminate Candida: Click here to find out how
- Do the Hydrogen Peroxide Protocol to strengthen the immune system:
- Drink 3oz of Colloidal Silver, three or four times a day for 60 days www.colloidsforlife.com/Silver has long been recognised as a powerful natural antibiotic. Colloidal silver is silver that has been removed electronically from its source and then suspended in water. It is used to treat a myriad of diseases.
- Go on a fast to clear your system of toxic waste www.wecarespa.com
- We recommend regular colonics to remove toxicity from the body. Read more about colonics by clicking here. Find a practitioner here.
- Most of the water that we drink is very acidic and in order to heal our bodies need a more alkaline state. During the programme drink alkalised water, which you can buy from Real Water www.drinkrealwater.com/
If you do the Jeff McCombs Candida Protocol you will already be avoiding all of the foods that trigger cancer. However here are the foods to avoid at all costs.
- Do not consume any artificial sweeteners, such as Splenda, NutraSweet or Aspartame
- Do not consume high fructose corn syrup or mono-sodium glutamate.
- Do not drink any carbonated beverages.
- Avoid all fast food or chain restaurants and all processed food.
- Avoid all canned food.
- Eat mostly fresh, organic vegetables and fruits.
Avoid all foods that are high in unhealthy saturated and trans-fats, hydrogenated and partially-hydrogenated fats and oils, margarine, and shortening. Eliminate refined white flour, which is found in the majority of foods found on a typical grocery store shelf, including bread, bagels, crackers, cakes, cookies, and other baked good, pasta. Also avoid alcohol, caffeine, simple carbohydrates, sugars and sugar products, foods that are overly spicy, and all processed and commercial “junk” food. Stay clear of all inorganic pasteurized milk and dairy products, including yogurt and cheese; best to eat only raw, organic dairy products.
Empower yourself, and choose a diet emphasizing organic whole foods, including plenty of fresh, raw fruits and vegetables, oats, whole grains, such as brown rice, quinoa and buckwheat. Include a variety of preferably soaked, nuts and seeds, especially pumpkin and sunflower seeds. Minimize your intake of red meat; though be sure to consume adequate amounts of organic, free-range poultry, bison and wild-caught fish. Eat generous quantities of both raw and lightly steamed organic vegetables and large fresh salads daily. Preferably, cook with virgin coconut butter/oil and use extra virgin olive oil, high lignin flax seed oil and hemp seed oil as condiments on veggies and as the base for your daily salad dressing. Throughout the day, drink plenty of pure, filtered water, and avoid drinking—as well as bathing, and showering in—unfiltered tap water, as tap water contains heavy metals and pesticide residues that can settle in high concentrations in the body.
The raw food diet is a food plan that can be of great benefit if you suffer from skin cancer. Using the guidelines outlined above as a base camp for a clean and healthy diet, one can then transition into a raw food diet as desired. Raw food generates rapid results because of its ability to thoroughly detoxify and liberate your body’s previously untapped energy.
The diet mainly consists of raw fruits, vegetables, and soaked and sprouted nuts and seeds, supplemented with daily consumption of fresh green juices made from a variety of vegetables such as celery, romaine lettuce, spinach, carrot, kale, parsley, and an ever rotating seasonal selection of other organic veggies. Raw foodists enjoy salads, dehydrated flax crackers, seed and nut patés, blended soups, smoothies, and marinated veggies, often mixed with soaked sea vegetables. Since little to no cooked food is consumed, the raw diet has the advantage of instantly eliminating many common allergens. No cooked wheat or wheat by-products are consumed, and generally dairy is omitted, though some might choose to eat moderate quantities of raw goat or sheep milk products, often in the form of a fermented food, such as homemade raw kefir or yogurt.
Dr Gabriel Cousins, at the Tree of Life Center, endorses the raw food plan as the ultimate healing diet, and offers 100% raw food meals at his healing retreat in Patagonia, Arizona. An important note when choosing a raw food diet: there is an issue of trade-offs. You might miss cooked foods, though you will not miss cancer. More times than not the raw food diet presents itself as an incredible tool that can be used to quickly transition from a serious health challenge into a healing process, ultimately resulting in greater health and well-being.
- Coral Calcium – Coral calcium website
- Vitamin D has been shown to be a key factor in healing cancer. Take Vitamin D3 50,000-100,000 International Units a day http:/// for a period of up to 4 weeks.
- Wholefood supplements are the best way of ensuring your nutritional needs are met. The best we know on the market is Kevin Trudeau’s “KT Daily” product. You can find more details here kevintrudeaudailylifesessentials.com/
- Omega 3s:
Hemp Seed Oil
- Morter Supplements Trace Minerals
- Selenium – an essential trace vitamin which acts as a deterrent against cancer in general.
Prescription and non-prescription medication:
What non-prescription and prescription drugs are you taking? Your non-prescription and prescription are partially the reason that you have this illness or disease – you need to get off these medications but do so only under the guidance of a licensed health care practitioner.
We know that when the body is out of balance, energy doesn’t flow, leading blockages and eventually dis-ease. Here are some things you can do to combat stress and restore balance:
- Go to a Dr Morter BEST (Bio-Energetic Synchronisation Technique) Practitioner.
- Sign up for Energetic Re-Balancing: 2 practitioners to consider are:
- Stephen Lewis, founder of the Aim Program. Find out more by clicking here.
- . Find out more by clicking here.
- Consider using Mary Millers Iching System Products – ichingsystemsinstruments.com
- Reiki healing is very powerful in releasing stress and emotional baggage. Find a practitionerhere.
- Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) has had remarkable results in dissolving stress. Find a local practitioner here (link) or go to www.thetappingsolution.com or www.tftrx.com
- Try Hypnotherapy to relax the mind. Find a practitioner here.
There are hundreds of herbs used in Ayuervedic medicine that have the potential to heal cancer. They are strongly purifying, and detoxifying. Visit a licensed practitioner who can discuss several examples of strongly reducing, anti-carcinogenic herbs, which include red clover, burdock root, dandelion root, guggul, turmeric and chaparral. There are many herbs used to reduce tumor growth, alleviate pain, nausea, stress and anxiety and other symptoms of discomfort. Herbs can be taken internally or applied over the tumour as a paste. Some herbs are anti-oxidants such as amla berry or are detoxifying such as triphala.
Chyavanprash made from Indian gooseberry (amla) and 44 rejuvenating herbs can be taken for convalescence and tissue healing.
For pain and swelling, boswellia serrata, triphala guggul ashwagandha, and punarnava have been proven to be beneficial.
Cat’s claw (Uncaria tomentosa) has been shown to actually reduce cancerous cellular growth, while Triphala is recommended and used more than any other Ayurvedic herbal formulation because of its strong anti-carcinogenic properties and ability to significantly reduce tumours without causing any toxic side effects.
- The svedana (Ayurvedic steam bath) detoxifies and cleanses, while the body is gently steamed with a variety of purifying Ayurvedic herbs. The theory behind hyperthermia (heat therapy) is that raising the temperature of the body increases circulation and also increases the supply of oxygen to the cancer site. Cancer cells do not thrive in the presence of oxygen. Tumours and cells located near the surface of the body are more vulnerable to heat treatments than those protected deep inside. In the Ayurvedic steam sauna the head is always kept cool which makes it easier and more pleasant to endure prolonged high temperatures. In addition there are localized steam treatments available. Hyperthermia has produced excellent results in cancer therapy.
Abhyanga Oil Massage:
- Daily self-abhyanga is the most important act of self–love because it rebuilds ojas (stability) in the mind.
Research suggests that sesame oil may have potential as a cancer fighter, particularly anti-skin cancer, but also other cancers as it penetrates the body through the skin during an Ayurvedic massage and possesses antioxidant qualities which help fight free radicals. Free radicals are the products of oxidative reactions in the body that promote cancer development. The abhyanga self-massage also stimulates lymph drainage and detoxification through the body’s largest organ of elimination – the skin.
Mental and Emotional Purification:
- Healing begins with quieting the mind. Meditation, pranayama (yogic breathing), visualization, yoga asanas, periods of silence, walks in nature can all help to free up blocked mental energy and promote healing.
Meditation is the king of all sattvic practices. By finding the inner silence the individual dives deep into the well of pure consciousness, unlimited potential; unlocking the body’s self- healing power.
- Shirodhara: the pouring of warm sesame oil over the forehead will deeply relax and rejuvenate the mind and resolve deep-seated tension and traumas.
Traditional Chinese Medicine
Consult a licensed practitioner who may discuss or recommend the following:
- Herbs for Depressing Cancer Cells – Tulipa edulis (Shan Ci Gu). The active ingredient in T. edulis (Shan Ci Gu) is colchicine.
- Herbs with Anti-cancer Properties – The herbs in this group include herbs for cleansing the body of Heat toxins such as odlenlandia (Bai Hua She She Cao), lobelia (Ban Zhi Lian), and rhizoma paridis (Qi Ye Yi Zhi Hua).
- Herbs for eliminating Blood Stasis such as rhubarb (Da Huang), notoginseng root (Tian Qi), bugleweed (Ze Lan), and pycnostelma (Xu Chang Qing).
- Herbs for Immunity: Immune system enhancing herbs include astragalus (Huang Qi), ligustrum seed (Nu Zhen Zi), cordyceps sinensis (Dong Chong Xia Cao), gynostemma pentapphyllum (Jiao Gu Lan), polyporus (Zhu Ling), and reishi (Ling Zhi).
- Herbs for Preventing Alterations: Three herbal seeds have the function of preventing the alterations in breast cell genes that can lead to cancer: ligustrum seed (Nu Zhen Zi), cuscuta seed (Tu Si Zi), and lycii fruit (Gou Qi Zi).
Visit a licensed practitioner to discuss the following essential oils which have proven successful in treating skin cancer: Frankincense, Australian Sandalwood, Lavender, Clove, Sweet Orange, Geranium and Jojoba.
Homeopathy is one of the most popular holistic systems of medicine. The selection of remedy is based upon the theory of individualization and symptoms similarity by using holistic approach. This is the only way through which a state of complete health can be regained by removing all the signs and symptoms from which the patient is suffering. The aim of homeopathy is not only to treat skin cancer but to address its underlying cause and individual susceptibility. As far as therapeutic medication is concerned; several well-proved remedies are available for homeopathic treatment of skin cancer that can be selected on the basis of cause, location, sensation, modalities and extension of the complaints. For individualized remedy selection and treatment, the patient should consult a qualified homeopathic doctor who may wish to discuss the following:
Graphites, Thuja, Nitric Acid, Lycopodium, Causticum, Carbo Animalis, Antim Crude, Calcaria Carb, Sulphur, Rhus Tox, Pulsatilla, Silicea, Carbo Veg, Lachesis, Merc Sol, Nux Vom, Belladonna among others.
Visit a licensed practitioner who may wish to discuss escharotic salves. The external treatment of cancer with escharotic salves actually seeks out and destroys cancer cells. Escharotic pastes and salves are caustic compounds that are applied externally on the skin. These are directly applied over the affected area and will erode the tissue to eventually destroy and remove the underlying tumour.
The direct application of herbs and herbal juices to tumours has been practiced in many different traditions and cultures far back into antiquity. It is known that the Native Americans commonly applied poultices of roasted onions and bloodroot as well as other substances, which eroded the skin to draw out cancers, tumours and other undesirable materials.
Other examples of topical application of herbs and their expressed juice are the use of chelidonium or dandelion latex to remove warts and other excrescences. The Chinese have a tradition of breaking open the seed of brucea javonica and taping directly over warts and excrescences to stimulate their dissolution.
Black Salve is a recognised remedy for treating skin cancer. Around the mid-nineteenth century, Native American herbs became very popular in Europe and a Dr. J.W. Fell, working at Middlesex Hospital in London developed a paste made of bloodroot, zinc chloride, flour, and water. This was directly applied as a paste to a malignant growth and generally destroyed the tumour within two to four weeks. Bloodroot (Sanguinarea Canadensis is a North American woodland herb and was commonly used to treat cancer by the Native Americans. Since that time it has been identified s a primary ingredient in most escharotic salves and pastes, used for the treatment of cancer. The alkaloid, sanguinarine has been found to possess powerful anti-cancer properties.
Combine red cabbage, celery, and lettuce juice, and drink 8 ounces twice a day. Carrot, cucumber, beet, radish, and garlic juice can also be helpful Combine grape, black cherry and blackcurrant. Wheatgrass juice is also beneficial, as is asparagus juice and fresh apple juice. Fresh green juices are an important nutrient dense boost to the diet; create new combinations of vegetables, and discover your personal favourites.
Folate and Fibre:
Beans, lentils, peas are high in folate, a B vitamin that protects cells from DNA damage. If colon cancer runs in your family, pile your plate high with these foods. They also contain fibre. According to a study from Harvard University, involving nearly 89,000 women with a family history of colon cancer, those who consumed more than 400 mcg of folate each day lowered their risk by more than 52 per cent compared to women who consumed just 200 mcg a day. You can get about 100 to 150 mcg just by eating a cup of chickpeas or cooked spinach. A medium orange contains about 50 mcg. Of course, it pays to get more folate even if you don’t have a family history of colon cancer. Several studies show it could cut your risk by 40 per cent.
Aim for 400 mcg of folate daily. You may be getting that much already if you take a multivitamin each day or start your morning with orange juice and a fortified cereal. But you can also get there by eating at least 5 servings of whole grains each day along with 7 to 10 servings of fruit and vegetables. At least one of those servings should be dark leafy greens or legumes, such as kidney beans, black beans or chickpeas (also called garbanzo beans).
Broccoli does two jobs as a cancer fighter. It contains the anti-tumour compounds found in cruciferous vegetables as well as a fair amount of folate.
A mainstay in Chinese medicine, mushrooms help to promote health and longevity. They have an immune-boosting effect which helps reduce the risk of cancer and enhances heart health.
Soybeans and other legumes contain diadzein and genistein, naturally occurring phytoestrogens which block the action of oestrogen in the body, slowing the growth of hormonally-dependent tumours. Genistein also blocks the activity of certain oncogenes (chromosomal genes believed to initiate cancer.)
Curry powder, turmeric, garlic, ginger, cayenne pepper re anti-cancer, immune-stimulating, anti-oxidant and cholesterol-lowering and have a multitude of health-enhancing effects.
Exercise regularly, at least three times a week for 45-60 minutes each session. If you smoke, stop, and keep away from exposure to second hand smoke. Also avoid drinking alcohol, coffee, and all products that contain caffeine. Take care to properly manage stress and reduce your overall stress levels, as stress can negatively affect healthy immune function. In addition, drink an 8-ounce glass of pure, filtered water every two hours during the day to help flush out your urinary tract and keep properly hydrated.
These include alkylglycerols, anti-neoplaston therapy, hydrazine sulphate, shark cartilage and amygdalin. Each of these therapies has been developed by highly credentialed physicians and medical researchers and what they have in common is the use of nontoxic, naturally-derived compounds that rebalance the body’s biochemical functioning.
Immune Enhancement Therapies:
These are frequently used by alternative physicians to treat cancer. Consult a licensed practitioner to discuss Transfer Factor, immune nutrients from milk protein, Livingston Therapy, T/Tn Antigen Breast Cancer Vaccine, Anti-Mycoplasma Auto Vaccine, Coley’s Toxins, Pleomorphism and SANUM Remedies, Dendritic Cell Therapy.
Visit a licensed practitioner to discuss Lelley’s Nutritional-Metabolic Therapy, , Gerson Therapy, Issel’s Whole Body Therapy, Insulin Potentitation Therapy.
- Go for a walk outside in the sun every day for an hour.
- Laugh every day as often as you can, as much as you can.
- Get a magnetico sleep pad magneticosleep.com
The healing power of kombucha: www.naturalcures.com/food-and-beverages/1357-kombucha-1
Heal Your Body, Raise Your Consciousness (qigong for cancer) – August Newsletter
The cause of all illness and disease:www.naturalcures.com/Members/newsletters/pdfs/NC_Newsletter_10-07.pdf
Anti-cancer diet – www.naturalcures.com/Members/newsletters/pdfs/NC_Newsletter_08-05.pdf
Guided imagery and visualisations – low cost solutions for pain relief:www.naturalcures.com/Members/newsletters/pdfs/NC_Newsletter_07-04.pdf
Alkalinize your diet to get well now – book reviewwww.naturalcures.com/Members/newsletters/pdfs/NC_Newsletter_07-01.pdf
Live cell therapy (the fountain of youth is real)www.naturalcures.com/Members/newsletters/pdfs/NC_Newsletter_06-11.pdf
Fluorinated water and cancer linkedwww.naturalcures.com/Members/newsletters/pdfs/NC_Newsletter_06-09.pdf
Homeopathy and skin cancer: http://www.homeopathyhouston.com/homeopathy-blog/?tag=skin-cancer
Know your skin type: www.courageouscancerkidz.org/skin-cancer-nice/
Aromatherapy and skin cancer: roberttisserand.com/2011/07/ron-guba-on-essential-oils-and-skin-cancer/
Curing cancer using our own technology of emotion: www.youtube.com/watch?v=fmMNlmn1DPc
Ayurveda and cancer: www.youtube.com/watch?v=cusE4q7jAw0
Every cancer can be cured in weeks: www.youtube.com/watch?v=DgbdNNfotwM
Complementary and alternative therapies in managing cancer:onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.3322/canjclin.49.6.362/full
Anti-cancer benefit of white tea extract: nccam.nih.gov/research/results/spotlight/092110.htm
Eggplant/aubergine cures skin cancer:www.naturalnews.com/027506_eggplant_skin_cancer.html
Many sunscreens increase risk of skin cancer:www.naturalnews.com/032996_sunscreen_cancer_risk.html
Ginger effective against cancer: www.digitaljournal.com/pr/819219
Further Information (links and books)
The Eggplant Cancer Cure: A Treatment for Skin Cancer and New Hope for Other Cancers from Nature’s Pharmacy by Bill E. Cham; How to cure skin cancer in 7 days flat: How I beat skin cancer TWICE in 7 days! By Dr Michael Hall.
You Can Heal Your Life – Louise L. Hay; Heal Your Body by Louise L. Hay; The Journey – Brandon Bays; The Acid Alkaline Food Guide – Dr Susan Brown and Larry Trivieri, Jr; How I Said Bah! to cancer by Stephanie Butland; Thrive by Stephanie Butland; Dying To Be Me: My Journey from Cancer, to Near Death, to True Healing – By Anita Moorjani; A Survivor’s Guide to Kicking Cancer’s Ass by Dena Mendes ; Cancer [Audio Book] by Louise L. Hay; Deep Meditation for Healing [Audio Book] by Anita Moorjani; Cancer-Free: Your Guide to Gentle, Non-toxic Healing by Bill Henderson.
Andrea Butje | Aromahead email@example.com – aromatherapy
Carrie Vitt firstname.lastname@example.org – organic food recipes.
David Spector-NSR/USA email@example.com – meditation, stress
judith hoad firstname.lastname@example.org – herbalist.
Kath May email@example.com – reiki, tai chi.
Lillian Bridges firstname.lastname@example.org – Chinese medicine, living naturally.
Monika email@example.com – aromatherapy.
Rakesh GAC@AyurvedicLifeStyles.com – Ayurvedic Practitioner.