Archive for July, 2008

You Were Suppose to be Dead!

I couldn’t believer it! 

Well actually I can…….I went to my dermatologist for the first time in six years at least.  I just quit going after seeing them so much for so long.  When I saw him I could tell he couldn’t quite remember me.  I said you don’t know me do you?  I was cutting him some slack actually because I did look different.  My hair was longer and blonder and of course I look older.  He said not really but it is coming back and he just stood there and stared.  He didn’t have my files because it had been so long and they had switched computer systems.

Then he said, “Oh yeah you are Dr Kay’s friend the one that is suppose to be dead!!”

Actually I laughed and said that I had so many doctors over the years (I counted once, it was 48) that I am sure they all think I am dead from melanoma.

Prevent | Skin Cancer

What is the truth about the sun causing skin cancer?
Another article to consider……Curry prevents cancer cells???? Read the end on that research….

Skin Cancer: Debunking the Myth
sept 2007

At this time of year, we keep hearing the same message dont go out without sunscreen, cover yourself up, or you risk getting skin cancer. But, with sunscreen products providing multi-billion pound sales for the pharmaceutical and cosmetics industries, its often hard to know where sound science ends and the marketing hype begins.

Around 100,000 cases of skin cancer are diagnosed in the UK each year, 7,000 of which are the most dangerous kind, malignant melanoma (see the box below for details of the three main types of skin cancer). Although we are constantly told that avoiding the suns rays and using sunscreen will reduce our risk of this dreaded disease, the truth is not that simple and indeed the very opposite may in fact be true.

Cancer Support | Treatment with Oxygen

Check out this new article which shows support for natural cancer treatments.  In healing from my skin cancer, melanoma, I checked out all the cancer support available naturally.  It has widely been used for years oxygen based products.  Cancer can’t survive in an oxygenated environment.  This a crucial step in your cancer journey.

Now pharmiceuticals are coming on board.  Again not a natural way, but they see cancer tissues are low in oxygen.

Introduction Of Oxygen-Based Product To Davanat With 5-FU To Treat All Solid Tumors, Especially Head & Neck, Breast
Business Wire

July 15, 2008

NEWTON, Mass. — Pro-Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company developing proprietary polysaccharide-based therapeutic compounds in the treatment of cancer and fibrosis, has requested a pre-Investigational New Drug (IND) meeting with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) to define the regimen for an Oxygen-based product (EZ-646) to be used with Galactomannan-C (DAVANAT(R)) and Fluorouracil (5-FU) to treat all solid tumors, including new indications such as head & neck and breast cancers. The proposed meeting agenda is in direct response to current promising studies regarding the relationship between solid tumor attenuation and hypoxia.

Latest News on | Skin Cancer | Melanoma

This is the latest news coverage on skin cancer.  Check it out!
Cases of Deadly Skin Cancer in Young Women Increase by 50 Percent
Friday, July 11, 2008

Cases of the deadliest form of skin cancer are on the rise among young women, but not young men, according to a study published Thursday in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology.

Analyzing government data on Caucasian men and women ages 15 to 39, Mark Purdue and his colleagues at the National Cancer Institute found that, between 1980 and 2004, annual cases of melanoma among young women increased by 50 percent from 9.4 cases per 100,000 women to 13.9 cases per 100,000 women.

Researchers also found a greater increase in young women having thicker and metastatic melanomas in which the cancer spreads to other areas of the body during that time period.

Skin Cancer | Cancer Support

We need to rally together and help each other be a cancer survivor not a cancer victim.  Why are people so afraid and skeptical of everything, except what their doctors says.  They trust doctors 100%.  But yet there is a world of information available they don’t know anything about.

I was just on a cancer message board and I posted a message of hope to someone and offered my book for free.

I really am sharing my story on skin cancer and how I healed body, mind and spirit to anyone who wants it.  I am giving away my book.  I am really here to help people with cancer and give them hope and the best advice or direction I know.  That is my mission, that is why I am still here.

Skin Cancer | Melanoma

I have been reading about melanoma again and I can’t seem to find any good treatment options again for this type of skin cancer.  I am asking anyone out there for information on the latest treatments for melanoma.

Does Sun Cause Skin Cancer?

I was talking to Robert one night this week.  He asked me if I thought the sun caused skin cancer.

I said, “No I really don’t think so.”

He said, “I never thought sun was the cause of cancer either.”

Actually I had never had that discussion with anyone before, until these past couple weeks when I blogged about it.  Again we are raised with ideas and thoughts others have and we adopt them and then they become our beliefs.  We then live the thoughts as ultimate truth.  Where is the ultimate proof really?

Robert and I continued our discussion on causes of cancer.  Because of numerous environmental and life style factors our bodies break down and cancer develops.  

I do believe the tanning beds I frequented when they first came out contributed to my melanoma.

Skin Cancer

So want do you do if someone tells you you have skin cancer or melanoma???? 

Melanoma is a form of skin cancer in which cancer cells form in melanocytes (the skin cells that make the pigment melanin, which gives skin its natural color). When melanoma starts in the skin, usually as a mole, the disease is called cutaneous melanoma. Melanoma is most often found on the trunk (the area from the shoulders to the hips) of men and on the arms and legs of women. Melanoma can also occur in the eye, which is called intraocular or ocular melanoma.

Searching now for the latest and greatest treatments and cures there still isn’t much hope.  I will keep searching.

Skin Cancer

I had stage 4 melanoma the deadliest form of skin cancer.  Nobody thought I would survive and here I am 13 years later.  Find out what I did and you can too.

Cancer Support

We all need support as we travel this road called cancer.  There is cancer support available, just choose what you want and who to work with.  I help people every day decide what they should do next or a product to use.  Some times it is just listening.  We all need someone we can trust.

When I was healing from skin cancer, I needed help and didn’t know where to turn.  I actually paged through the phone book looking for people to help me.  It’s a little different today with the vast information on the internet.  But even that is overwhelming, because who is real, who is a scam, what do you trust, what products are just hype?????

So many questions…….

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