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Integrative Management of Skin Cancer 

Integrative Management of Skin Cancer
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Integrative Management of Skin Cancer
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Robert Norman

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199907922.003.0025
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date: 29 May 2020

The most common type of cancer in the U.S. is skin cancer and the incidence of skin cancer is steadily rising. The indoor tanning industry continues to be one of the fastest growing businesses in America; major studies show tanning increases the risk of melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer such as squamous cell carcinoma and basal cell carcinoma. Various studies have been conducted on the use of tea polyphenols in the treatment and prevention of many types of cancer, including cancer of the skin. Substances found in plants that may help protect your skin from sun-related damage include Apigenin, Curcumin, Resveratrol, and Quercetin. Foods such as fish, beans, carrots, chard, pumpkin, cabbage, broccoli, and vegetables containing beta-carotene and vitamin C may also help protect skin.

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