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Understanding Melanoma Cancer

Melanoma makes up less than one percent of the total cancer cases documented in the US, but it’s still the fifth most common cancer among men and sixth most common cancer amongst women. What’s disturbing is that while melanoma cancer makes up just 1% of cancer cases in the US, it results in the most deaths for skin cancer. Also, the number of melanoma cancer in patients has risen over the past three decades, which is why it’s important to know more about this type of cancer and how it affects the body.

Understanding Melanoma

The skin is the largest organ of the human body, which means it is always exposed to external elements. While the body needs sunlight for the production of Vitamin D, overexposure to the sun can lead to Melanoma. While it is less common when compared to squamous cell skin cancer or basal cell skin cancer, it is considered to be more dangerous since it is more likely to spread throughout the body. It can develop on any part of the skin with the chest, back, neck and face being the most common sites for melanoma.



Symptoms of Melanoma

While the early stages of melanoma may not give any symptoms, any changes in the appearance of the skin can be seen as a possible indicator of melanoma. That said, there are a few symptoms which are normally used as indicators of melanoma, such as:

  • Spot or sore that becomes painful, itchy, tender, or bleeds
  • Spot or lump that looks shiny, waxy, smooth, or pale
  • Skin sore that fails to heal
  • A change in color, shape, or size of a current spot or mole
  • A flat, red spot that is rough, dry, or scaly
  • A firm red lump that bleeds or appears ulcerated or crusty

Causes of Melanoma

Research is currently underway for the causes of melanoma but people who have been diagnosed with some form of skin cancer are more at risk of developing melanoma along with other factors such as:

  • A high number of moles
  • High freckle Density
  • Pale skin
  • High sun exposure
  • Red hair
  • Getting an organ transplant
  • Small gray-brown spots also known as liver spots
  • A family history of melanoma

How Melanoma Cancer Forms

Melanoma affects the skin by producing changes in existing moles. This is why any changes to the appearance of the skin should be further examined by a doctor. Repeated overexposure to the sun is the major avoidable risk factor for melanoma.

Complications of Melanoma

Doctors usually are more concerned about lesions on the skin that stand out. The following are called the ABCs of melanoma appearance:

  • Asymmetric shape: While normal moles are round and symmetrical, a cancerous mole is not symmetrical.
  • Border: The border of a cancerous mole is likely to be irregular, ragged and blurred.
  • Color: Melanoma tend to have uneven colors and shades rather than one solid color. The color may vary from black and brown to tan, white and even blue pigmentation.
  • Evolution: A sudden change in a mole’s appearance can be a sign of melanoma or another form of skin cancer.

What You Can Naturally Do About Melanoma

You’re body is designed to be well if you put forth the effort and you must have enough life left in your body to accept the good things you’re putting into it.  If you’re one of the lucky people and you are stage-1 or stage-2 you a lot more options.

Experts recommend the following:


If you are stage-3 or stage-4

It’s highly advised that you don’t try to play your own doctor. You really need a skilled physician that knows how to handle your situation. Check out our amazing stage-4 survival story that inspired this website, and get a recommendation to the best natural cancer clinic on the planet.


“My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.”  ~The Bible, Hosea 4:6

God bless you and your family.

Peggy Sue, and family

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The Signs and Symptoms of Thyroid Cancer

Thyroid cancer starts in the thyroid gland, which is located just below the Adam’s apple or thyroid cartilage at the front part of the neck. The thyroid gland contains two main types of cells, the follicular cells, which regulate the body’s metabolism and C cells, which makes the calcitonin hormone that controls how the body uses calcium. While many types of growths may develop in the thyroid gland, most of them are benign or non-cancerous, but others are cancerous. Different cancers form from each of the two types of cells present in the thyroid gland. In the following lines, we are going to find out more about thyroid cancer.

Understanding Thyroid Cancer

According to National Cancer Institute, over 56,000 new thyroid cancer cases are diagnosed each year in the US, with the most common type of thyroid cancer being papillary thyroid cancer. Females over the age of 30 are more likely to develop thyroid cancer as compared to men. The types of thyroid cancer are: Follicular thyroid cancer, Medullary thyroid cancer, Papillary thyroid cancer, and Anaplastic thyroid cancer.

Symptoms of Thyroid Cancer

Thyroid cancer normally occurs without any signs or symptoms, with the most common symptom being a lump in the neck. Other symptoms might include a change in a person’s voice or sudden hoarseness in the voice. Pain may also cause inflammation. Although less than 1% of the thyroid nodules are cancerous, they can be identified during a routine physical examination or x-rays that have been taken for other purposes. It is most often painless and is often times found incidentally.

Causes of Thyroid Cancer

The exact cause of thyroid cancer is not yet known but there are certain factors that have been associated with an increased risk of developing thyroid cancer. It is also possible for patients who do not have any symptoms to develop thyroid cancer, mostly because there is no way of knowing whether or not a person has thyroid cancer.

How Thyroid Cancer Forms

As with other types of cancer, thyroid cancer develops when an abnormal number of cells begin to grow in the thyroid gland. This may result to a lump in the neck which is the only indicator of possible thyroid cancer. The good news is thyroid cancer is normally found before the cancer has a chance to spread, which means that most people can be successfully treated for thyroid cancer. A doctor takes a biopsy to find out the type of thyroid cancer a person has before treatment begins. Staging is a way for the doctor to find out how farthe cancer has spread throughout the body.

Complications of Thyroid Cancer

While there are no visible symptoms of thyroid cancer, certain factors can increase the risk of people developing thyroid cancer. Some of those factors are as follows:

  • Age
  • Exposure to high levels of radiation
  • Women are more prone to developing thyroid cancer
  • A family history of thyroid cancer
  • Being Asian
  • Radiation treatments on the head, neck or chest
  • Diets low in iodine could also increase the risk of thyroid cancer

What You Can Naturally Do About Prostate Cancer

You’re body is designed to be well if you put forth the effort and you must have enough life left in your body to accept the good things you’re putting into it.  If you’re one of the lucky people and you are stage-1 or stage-2 you a lot more options.

Experts recommend the following:


If you are stage-3 or stage-4

It’s highly advised that you don’t try to play your own doctor. You really need a skilled physician that knows how to handle your situation. Check out our amazing stage-4 survival story that inspired this website, and get a recommendation to the best natural cancer clinic on the planet.


“My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.”  ~The Bible, Hosea 4:6

God bless you and your family.

Peggy Sue, and family

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Lymphoma: Causes, Symptoms, Complications

Non-Hodgkin lymphoma is one of the most prevalent types of cancer in the United States, accounting for around 4% of all cancers that are diagnosed in the country. According to the American Cancer Society, about 72,240 people have been diagnosed with this form of cancer in 2017. Here, we are going to take a closer look at lymphoma, its symptoms and causes

Understanding Lymphoma

Lymphoma is classified by the type of immune cells it affects. There are two main types of lymphoma, Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin. But, there are many sub-types which fall under these two main categories. Hodgkin lymphoma is identified by the presence of cells that are known as Reed-Sternberg cells while non-Hodgkin, which is the most common type of lymphoma, affects T and B cells and accounts for nearly 90% of all lymphoma cases in the US.

Symptoms of Lymphoma

The symptoms of lymphoma are similar to a viral disease such as the common cold, with the only difference being with lymphoma, the symptoms persists for longer.  There are also cases where the patient has not shown any symptoms at all, while other symptoms include a swelling of the lymph nodes in the neck, armpits, groin or abdomen. The swelling is painless, but can be painful if the enlarged area is pressed. Since the swelling of the lymph nodes can also occur during a cold, this often leads to a misdiagnosis. Other common symptoms of lymphoma include:

  • Weight loss
  • Loss of appetite
  • Itching Sensation
  • Persistent fatigue and unusual lack of energy
  • Pain in lymph nodes after drinking alcohol
  • Ongoing fever without any infection
  • Night sweats,chills

Causes of Lymphoma

Lymphoma occurs due to the uncontrolled buildup of white blood cells that live past their normal life cycle. Since the lymphatic tissue is connected through the body, it is possible for this type of cancer to spread from its original location to other parts of the body. In Hodgkin lymphoma, the cancer affects the lymph nodes one at a time, while in non-Hodgkin lymphoma, the cells affect disparate lymph nodes, sometimes skipping some nodes. The exact cause of lymphoma is still to be found.

How Lymphoma Forms

Lymphoma basically occurs when the white blood cells or lymphocytes that are present in the body gets out of control. They either do not die when they should or divide in an abnormal way. People who are diagnosed with lymphoma see an abnormal buildup of lymphocytes in the lymph nodes such as the groin, neck and armpits. But, lymphocytes can buildup in almost any part of the body. Lymphoma can also be extra-nodal, meaning it can start in an area outside the lymphatic system such as the bones, liver or lungs. The type of lymphoma a person is diagnosed with mainly depends on the location of the lymphoma and what part of the body is affected by it.

Complications of Lymphoma

Lymphoma can be diagnosed by a blood test or biopsies. Some of the complications leading to lymphoma include:

  • Age: Lymphoma usually occurs in people who are above 60.
  • Sex: Some types of lymphoma are more common in women than men.
  • Location: The location of where a person lives can also be a risk factor.
  • Exposure to Chemicals: Those who are exposed to chemicals or nuclear radiation are more at risk of developing lymphoma.
  • Infection: Certain bacterial and viral infections can also transform lymphocytes, increasing the risk of getting lymphoma.
  • Diet and body weight: Obesity has been reported as one of the causes of developing lymphoma, along with immunodeficiency.

What You Can Naturally Do About Prostate Cancer

You’re body is designed to be well if you put forth the effort and you must have enough life left in your body to accept the good things you’re putting into it.  If you’re one of the lucky people and you are stage-1 or stage-2 you a lot more options.

Experts recommend the following:


If you are stage-3 or stage-4

It’s highly advised that you don’t try to play your own doctor. You really need a skilled physician that knows how to handle your situation. Check out our amazing stage-4 survival story that inspired this website, and get a recommendation to the best natural cancer clinic on the planet.


“My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.”  ~The Bible, Hosea 4:6

God bless you and your family.

Peggy Sue, and family

RobertsFamilyPhoto