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Tanning: Smart or not? A look at melanoma through the eyes of an expert

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  • sasha posted at 12:58 am on Wed, Jun 19, 2013.

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    Wow good to hear that there will be free skin cancer screening in the month of May. But still why are people not taking advantage of this. As you said ever hour a person dies of melanoma. Some say that using more cosmetics will also lead to skin cancer but you haven't mentioned anything about that.
    Check out: http://www.empowereddoctor.com/cancer-treatment

  • Shelly 75ngml posted at 12:44 am on Fri, May 17, 2013.

    Shelly 75ngml Posts: 0

    Ah, but you ARE delivering your message. So much so that we are currently at epidemic rates of Vitamin D deficiency. Your message is completely unbalanced. That is where your problem lies. Moderate, responsible UV exposure is the way to go. I know, I listened to your message most of my life and what did it get me? Vitamin D blood level of 11ng/ml. That is low enough to cause osteoporosis and was why my muscles ached so much I couldn't exercise. My doctor recommended UV exposure to bring my dangerously low Vitamin D level up. I worked with a professional salon and they helped me gradually and conservatively build my levels in a sunbed based on my skin type. I was able to increase my level to 75ng/ml, I no longer have muscle aches and I have lost over 25 pounds. I tan for 6 minutes every 7-10 days and after a year, I have maintained my Vitamin D level and was just tested last month with the result of 63ng/ml. To completely discredit the need for sunshine and UV is very dangerous. Vitamin D deficiency is linked to over 100 diseases and health risks including many forms of cancer. It is time to admit that the "wear sunscreen every minute of every day" and "avoid any and all UV exposure" is the wrong message. The balanced, correct message is that UV in moderation can be beneficial.

  • Healthy Tanner posted at 1:52 pm on Thu, May 16, 2013.

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    Even the most professional "expert" dermatologist must excise 10-15 benign skin-lesions in order catch one real malign melanoma. The worst dermatologists make 93 unnecessary incisions for every necessary. (Data from a huge multinational study presented in 2012).
    The problem is that also the incisions of initially suspected melanoma (biopsies not included) land in the cancer-registers as melanoma and thus contributes to the steep increase of people diagnosed with skin-cancer.
    The mantra repeated in this article has been used for 30 years without any positive results except for in the bank-accounts of the sponsors to the melanoma awareness early screening campaigns. These sponsors are producing either sun-protection cosmetics or remedies for the millions of new "skin cancer victims" created in the campaigns. In any case, they are direct and indirect beneficiaries of the scare created.
    The 74% increased risk for those who "ever" used a tanning bed, is of course a ridiculous and relative number. In reality, the research in question showed a statistically manipulated increase from 0.2% to 0.3%. The use of relative statistics is both unethical and unserious (but effective for public relation).
    The reason for the propaganda against UV-exposure is simple. The sponsors of the established illness-maintenance system know that regular and moderate exposure to UV-light will make you naturally healthier and in less need of their products and services. Follow the money and you will find the cause.