According to the Health article published by the online CTV news yesterday, July 26th 2018 https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/canadians-among-the-most-susceptible-to-skin-cancer-study-finds-1.4028822 Canadians are the most susceptible to the skin cancer, study finds.
According to this article, Canada ranks 19th among the 62 countries studied for the prevalence of melanoma skin cancer. Factors influencing the incidence and or the prevalence of the skin cancer include, but not limited to the amount and intensity of the ultraviolet radiation exposure, skin tones or colours, and the speed of early detection/diagnosis of the skin cancer.
So, what is the highest country for Melanoma rate?
Surprisingly, according to this study, it was New Zealand, with a score of 10. Apparently, because of the high sunshine with a high ultraviolet radiation exposure, and a majority of the white-skinned population these constitute the main reasons behind the high incidence of Melanoma in New Zealand. On the other hand, countries with the least incidence of the skin cancer were Bangladesh, Iraq, and Egypt.
Treatment of Melanoma
Surgery represents the main line of treatment for Melanoma. A dermatologist with a special training in Melanoma surgery is mandatory for proper removal of this type f cancer. The type of surgery for Melanoma is called Moh surgery.
Non-Conventional means of Melanoma treatment
A few years ago, a plethora of a new information and research came out in the radar of Melanoma care from the Naturopathic Medicine. A positive impact on survival of Melanoma patients and the use of the natural health product (Avemar) or Fermented Wheat Germ Extract has been confirmed in a scientific research published in the Cancer Biother Radiopharm Journal in 2008, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18771352
in a randomized pilot phase, II clinical study with 7 years of follow up. In Naturopathic Medicine, which is aiming at treating the root cause of the disease or health problem, there are many other means that help Melanoma cancer patients that depend on the disease status and the body immune system and nutritional status.
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