How to prevent skin cancer from childhood and beyond

How to prevent skin cancer has been a hot topic in the news for very many years now. You’d think that if people were paying attention, the skin cancer rate in this country would be decreasing.

But is it? No!

Why do you suppose the skin cancer rate is increasing?

It's a lack of prevention.

For one thing, I don’t know that enough people are really wanting to pay attention. It seems that many young people don't want to be bothered with how to prevent skin cancer at their age.

For another thing, the daily news seems to put a big focus on Sunscreen and "slathering" it all over your skin every few hours ...every day.

People don't seem to appreciate the fact that regular, moderate sun exposure is the best source of Vitamin D available. We need Vitamin D to actually help fight skin cancer and other cancers.

There is undoubtedly a danger of overexpose and sunburn.

A little common sense could prevent a lot of skin cancer.

Start teaching and applying these steps on preventing skin cancer to your children and grandchildren.



When our body cells get deprived of oxygen, it enables them to start growing abnormally, possibly becoming cancerous. In fact, this is a primary cause of cancer.

There are many reasons you may not be getting enough oxygen, such as smoking, lung damage, air pollution and maybe lack of exercise.

So an adequate supply of oxygen plays a role in the prevention of skin cancer and ALL disease.

The news media doesn’t seem to put any focus at all on eating foods to prevent cancer or choosing foods that would comprise a Diet to Prevent Cancer.

 Skin cancer prevention starts within, by building and maintaining a strong immune system which we all need to have healthy skin tissue.

Without a strong defensive immune system we're an easy target for the suns ultraviolet rays to trigger skin cancer including melanoma.

The result of eating foods to prevent skin cancer:

1.You'll strengthen your immune system

2.You don't just help prevent skin cancer, but all cancers and chronic disease

3.You'll find's never too late to prevent skin cancer or recurrence

4.Your skin becomes more healthy looking and vibrant

5.You prevent wrinkles and early aging

6.Parents will find their children being influenced

7.You'll be happier and live longer

8.You won't become one of the negative statistics

After choosing healthier foods to prevent cancer, you must always avoid overexposure to the Ultraviolet rays of the sun and not be afraid of regular, moderate sunshine.

I want to make it clear, that ...especially, if you have an unhealthy diet and overall lifestyle, you are more prone to skin cancer and any chronic disease. Therefore you must be taking all the other precautions necessary to avoid OVEREXPOSURE to the sun.

When you know you will be in the sun for an extended period of time, especially in the noon-day sun, then you MUST take adequate precaution to avoid sun damage, that could result in skin cancer.

Even if you eat a cancer prevention diet, you must always be aware of being smart when exposed to the sun.

As in most things, moderation is the key.

There are some good books on food to prevent disease.

The Cancer Prevention Diet
Empowering Your Health
Eating Well For Optimum Health

Use Sun Sense to prevent skin cancer

•Overexposure – If you happen to be out in the noon sun, you don’t want to be directly in it for over 10-15 minutes. Be extremely cautious and use good judgment. If your skin turns a very light shade of pink, then stop. At that point you’ve received all the healthy Benefits of Vitamin D and sun damage begins. Don’t let that happen! Note: If you’re at high risk and/or have had skin cancer before, then avoid the noon sun completely and you and the sun will remain friends!

•Tanning beds – Most tanning beds are UNSAFE for two reasons. There are two types of unsafe radiation generated from them. One is X-Rays and the other is the Eltromagnetic Field. Read about Tanning Beds and Skin Cancer. There are some Safe Tanning Beds, but even with these, you should limit your time and consider your risk. Natural skin is beautiful, don’t ruin that by an erroneous version of healthy skin!!

• Consider Melanoma (the deadliest) – Melanoma is not only triggered by tanning beds, but also from the rays of the sun.

• Sunscreen – Consider sunscreen your friend, but don’t get caught thinking about skin cancer prevention and discover that the toxic ingredients in the majority of sunscreens can also cause cancer. Choose a Safe Sunscreen.

•Your skin cancer risk factor – Do you have a Family History of Skin Cancer …or have you had it before? If so, You’re Risk is high. The lighter your skin, hair and eyes, the higher your risk. Very light skin, blonde hair and blue eyes …light skin, freckles, red hair, green eyes are all examples of a high risk for skin cancer.

• Sun Protection Clothing – This is a good way to avoid overexposure. Wide Brim Sun Hats for Men and Women along with Protective Shirts and Other Clothing are very helpful to protect your skin and keep it healthy. Still, if you’re spending time in the sun, use sunscreen on any areas that remain exposed.

• Identifying skin cancer – Learning how to Identify Skin Cancer can go a long way in skin cancer prevention and stopping the furtherance of it.

•Learn the skin cancer warning signs – A watchful eye and knowing exactly what to be looking for is a valuable tool in preventing skin cancer. This applies to Moles, freckles and any lesions on the skin that don’t go away.

Links related to Prevent Skin Cancer:

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Updated July 1, 2015


Hi! My name is Nick and I’m 56 yrs. old and this is part of my story. Let me tell you, I was like a lot of people out there and I had no idea that skin cancer was anything bad. I had Basal cell back in 2007, but that was no big deal and it was removed and that was the end of that. No one told me that it was a type of skin cancer (I looked it up on my computer). But still no big deal, it would not kill me.
But I did know the word "Melanoma"....." --by Nick

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Scared to Death!!! - by Shelly

Our Cancer Stories are so similar, mine and Gary's! - by Valerie  

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Bottom Line
The Weather Channel has done well posting this information and photos to help you spot skin cancer, including melanoma.
It can be hard to spot, even for a professional.
The bottom line is to get an expert's opinion about any suspicious mole or lesion on your skin. If necessary, get a second opinion  and/or request a biopsy. it’s always better to be safe than sorry.

Don’t put your very life at risk!