If you want to prevent basal cell carcinoma, it is important that you avoid prolonged sun exposure, especially if you are at risk. Other preventive measures include:
- Perform regular self-examination of your skin
- Increase your vitamin D intake (respect the recommended dose by your nutritionist)
- Wear protective clothingif you go outside during sun-light. You can protect your skin by wearing hats, long-sleeved shirts, long skirts, or pants
- apply effective sunscreens with SPF (sun protection factor) – always look for sunscreens that block both UVA and UVB light
- apply sunscreen at least 30 minutes before going outside, and reapply it frequently
- reduce bad cholesterol in your diet: egg yolk, organ meats (brain, kidney, liver), nuts, almonds, lobster, shellfish, fish eggs, etc.
- consume polyunsaturated fatty acids such as omega-6 (sunflower oil) omega 3 (flax seed oil, fish oil); they lower the bad LDL cholesterol in your blood and prevent formation of a blood clot.
- Eat plenty of fruits (2 to 3 per day), vegetables (3 to 4 servings per day), polyphenols (moderate consumption of wine and green tea) and phyto-oestrogens: soy, green tea, chickpeas, lentils, beans, grains, carrots, fennel, onions, garlic, etc.