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June 2016 - Melanomas

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What is a Melanoma?

Melanomas are the most serious type of skin cancer. They develop in the skin cells that produce the pigment Melanin, which gives your skin its color. These cells are called Melanocytes.


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Melanomas are usually found on the skin, but can also form in the eyes, intestines or mouth.

What Causes Melanomas?

According to the Mayo Clinic, “The exact cause of all melanomas isn't clear, but exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from sunlight or tanning lamps and beds increases your risk of developing melanoma. Limiting your exposure to UV radiation can help reduce your risk of melanoma.”

Other risk factors include:

  • Skin Color: Fair skinned people are more likely to develop melanomas than dark skinned people.
  • Gender: Men tend to get more melanomas than women.
  • Family History: There seems to be a genetic link to melanoma susceptibility. If you have a close relative who has gotten a melanoma, your risk is higher.
  • Sunburns: If you’ve had a bad sunburn (blistering) you face a higher risk of developing a melanoma.
  • Moles: If you have a lot of moles, your risk of developing a melanoma is higher.
  • Weakened Immune System: If you have a weakened immune system, say from an organ transplant, your risk of melanomas is higher.

How to Identify a Melanoma

To help identify a melanoma, think of the letters ABCDE.

  • A: “Asymmetrical Shape”
  • B: “Borders are Irregular”
  • C: “Color Has Variations”
  • D: “Diameter is Greater than 6 mm”
  • E: “Evolving in Shape, Size or Color”


Modern Western Treatments for Melanomas

If caught early, most melanomas can be easily removed through minor surgery. When caught and removed early there is a 98% survival rate. However, if gone undetected and allowed to spread, the survival rate drops dramatically to 17%. (source WikiPedia.)

If the melanoma (cancer) spreads, more drastic surgery is required to remove any affected lymph nodes and is typically accompanied by chemo and radiation therapy.

Herbal Helpers for "Bad Cells" of the Skin

PROGRAM NARRATIVE: The prevailing theory is that the sun gives off ultraviolet radiation and the skin stores it. When it builds up to a certain amount, the cells go haywire. Some people simply have much more sensitive skin than others and for “fair-skinned” people; it is a very good idea to improve their peripheral circulation periodically (see below.) There may also be some kind of congestion of the skin from debris, and it may very well be lymphatic. Improving the peripheral circulation will also help to purge any problems of congestion or circulation with the blood system.

  • Apply the following to any areas that have been affected by “bad cells” several times per day. In many cases the “bad cell growths” simply drop off with the repeated use of the following herbs:

How To Increase Peripheral Circulation

  • Use the Vitamin B called NIACIN, 50 mg once per day. There will be a temporary purple “blushing” over part, or all, of the body and possibly an “itching” sensation, soon after taking this. When the “blushing” no longer occurs at 50mg, then increase the amount taken in 50mg increments (stair steps) until, 500mg per day is reached, and there is no purple “blush”. At this point, the Niacin will no longer be needed for its role in increasing the peripheral circulation.
  • To support the body while using this amount of Niacin, the following herbs are needed to accompany it:

NOTE: The form of Niacin which is known as Niacinamide does not give a “blush”; therefore, it does not have the activity required to do the job.

This program is of special importance when a person has been exposed to radiation from any source, in order to restore function of the peripheral circulatory system. This would also be of great benefit to anyone who has had any x-rays.

Most info excerpted with permission from the works of Dr. A.B. Howard. The information provided is not intended to be a substitute for medical advice by a licensed physician. You should consult a physician regularly in all matters and especially in matters of diagnosis, treatment or cure of diseases or other physical or mental conditions.

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