Basal Cell Carcinoma Prevention

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.


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