Alternative Cancer Remedies
mon types of skin cancer: large flat, tan or brown, spots with a darker black or brown area dotted on its surface. The edges may, or may not, be clearly defined. The spot may appear mottled.
Moles should also be watched, especially those that change in size or color, are irregularly shaped, have ridges around the edges, widen, bleed, itch, or seem to be continually irritated by clothing.
Here are still more identifiers of skin can- cer—the so-called “A-B-C-D checklist”:
Asymmetry: Both sides of the mole should be shaped similarly. If the overall shape is ir- regular, then it might be skin cancer.
Border: The edges of moles should be smooth, not blurred or ragged.
Color: It should be tan, brown, and dark brown if it is normal. If it is red, white, blue, or black, it is not.
nipple, and cannot be detected by a self-exami- nation. Cancer cells have migrated to the nipple. The symptoms are itching, redness, and sore- ness of the nipple. This form of cancer only oc- curs when a different form of cancer is present elsewhere in breast tissue.
Inflammatory carcinoma—is a different type. The skin thickens and turns red. The breast becomes extremely tender and appears infected with something. The lymphatic, and blood, ves- sels have become clogged because of a tumor. This type of cancer spreads very rapidly. Profes- sionals recommend a biopsy; but, if you choose not to do so, you must be planning to go on an intense natural remedies cleansing to eliminate the problem. Whatever you do, you had better set to work and do it.
FACTS ABOUT MAMMOGRAMS
Diameter: Any mole that is larger than ¼ inch in diameter, or whose diameter seems to be in- creasing, should be treated with suspicion.
Spots which are dry, red, and scaly (most frequently found on the face, neck, or backs of hands) may be actinic (solar) keratosis. These are lesions which result from years of overexpo- sure to the sun. They can be precancerous. Later they may become hard to the touch and grayish or brown in color.
SIGNS OF BREAST CANCER
Here are special warning indications of breast cancer:
Lump(s), thickening, and other physical changes in the breast; itching, redness, and/or soreness of the nipples not associated with breast-feeding.
In the most common types—Lumps are firm, do not go away, and are generally pain free. Lumps which do not move around may be ma- lignant or may not be.
Identification of breast cancer is impor- tant. The best method of identification is personal breast examination. Here is why:
(1) Mammography is an X-ray technique, and X-rays can cause cancer. The breast is known to be highly sensitive to radiation. (2) Mammogra- phy provides false tumor reports between 5-15% of the time (A.B. Miller, “War on Breast Cancer Screening,” Cancer Forum, March 1988). False positive results cause women to be exposed to additional radiation, possibly leading to unnec- essary surgery. (3) Mammography can fail to de- tect advanced cancers less than 2 cm in diam- eter. Yet a tumor can be felt manually when it reaches 1 cm (approximately ½-inch). With train- ing, women can detect even smaller tumors. (4) Early detection, through self-examination, is the safest and best. (5) A new method is transillu- mination via infrared light scanning. This method has no radiation, but it may not be available lo- cally.
In another type—There is itching, redness, and soreness of the nipple.
In yet a third type—The breast becomes ex- tremely tender and appears infected with some- thing.
SIGNS OF OTHER CANCERS Here are signs of thirteen other cancers:
Lung—A persistent cough, sputum with blood, chest pain.
These three are explained in more detail be- low.
There are several different types of breast cancer. Most of them are similar, producing lumps described above. But a few are different:
Paget’s disease of the nipple—affects the
Colon—Rectal bleeding, blood in the stool, and changes in bowel habits (such as persistent diarrhea and /or constipation).
Bladder and kidney—Blood in the urine, pain and burning with urination, increased frequency of urination.