Alternative Melanoma Treatment
In the United States, there is a one in three chance of being diagnosed with some form of cancer. However, while some cancers are more prevalent than others, melanoma is particularly concerning because it’s usually deadly. Melanoma can occur anywhere on your body and often presents as a mole that looks different from the rest of your skin or has changed shape or color over time. At Sunridge Medical we offer alternative melanoma treatments for patients who have been told by their conventional doctors that they don’t have any other treatment options available.
Melanoma is a serious type of skin cancer that starts in melanocytes, cells that make the pigment melanin which gives your skin its color. There are three main types of melanomas:
- superficial spreading melanoma
- nodular or acral lentiginous melanoma
- uveal or conjunctival malignant melanomas
Melanomas are often black but can also be brown, red or white. They usually begin as small dark spots on the skin called “moles”. Many people have moles and they are not all dangerous – most will never turn into cancer. It is important to checkout any moles or growths on your skin and there are many websites on the interne that can help you identify growths but there is no better option than consulting with a doctor at Sunridge Medical Clinic.
Immediate treatment for melanoma cancer is critical for the success of your cancer. Sunridge Medical offers alternative skin care treatments and cancer care for all types of skin cancers including melanoma.
Most skin cancers are caused by sunlight – ultraviolet A (UVA) and B rays damage DNA which leads to cells growing out-of-control; but there’s another kinds too: UVC. This harmful radiation cannot pass through our atmosphere so when you’re outside it has no effect on your health at all unless exposed directly with burning sunrays for prolonged periods time(< 15min). That being said if someone spends lots of hours under artificial sources like tanning beds then their risk may go up because these machines generate both types of ultraviolet light plus heat shock proteins HSP1.
Melanomas are graded in stages 1-4 according to their level of spread. Stage 2 indicates that some cancerous cells have begun spreading throughout the body, possibly reaching adjacent lymph nodes. A skin care oncologist will consult with your surgeon to possible remove these lymph nodes during a surgical procedure.
Melanoma skin cancer is a dangerous and serious illness. Risk factors include:
- Having pale white skin that doesn’t tan easily
- Red or Blonde hair
- Blue eyes
- Freckles on your face at an early age
- Previous sun damage through sunburns or radiation treatment
- Suppressed immune system due to other disease or taking medication that suppresses your immune system
- A previous diagnosis of skin cancer
The chances of developing skin cancer increase with age.
Avoid the sun. And if in the sun wear sunscreen with an SPF rating of 30 or higher. Wear a hat and long sleeves and pants that offer some SPF protection.
Alternative Melanoma Skin Cancer Treatment
The problem with the standard approach to cancer care is that it neglects an important aspect: what led up and caused this disease.
At Sunridge Medical, we offer an integrated approach to treating skin cancer including melanoma. Our highly trained physicians along with skin cancer oncologists are experts in providing individualized care for our patients that involves using both traditional and alternative medicines as part of a comprehensive program. This ensures optimal success rates with the best chance of remission possible.
Even if conventional treatments have reached their limits, patients with melanoma still have treatment options.
For answers to your questions about our alternative treatments for melanoma or to make an appointment, call us TODAY toll-free at 800-923-7878 to speak with a Patient Care Representative. Let us help you get your life back.