Is Skin Cancer overdiagnosed?

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Many Pathologists Agree Skin Cancer Is Overdiagnosed
Analysis by Dr. Joseph Mercola  Fact Checked June 10, 2022

STORY AT-A-GLANCE
Data published in JAMA Dermatology in April 2022 revealed that nearly two-thirds of
dermatopathologists believe that skin cancer is overdiagnosed. According to the
American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), skin cancer will affect 1 in 5 Americans in
their lifetime, making it one of the most common cancers diagnosed in the U.S.
According to the AAD, exposure to UV radiation from sunlight or tanning beds can
increase the risk of developing certain types of skin cancer, especially when a person
Many Pathologists Agree Skin Cancer Is Overdiagnosed
Analysis by Dr. Joseph Mercola  Fact Checked June 10, 2022
A survey of 115 dermatopathologists — doctors who specialize in diagnosing skin
disease from skin samples — showed that 68% believe that overdiagnosis of atypical nevi
is a public health issue

One researcher in the study noted that while melanoma diagnoses rose, deaths from the
disease did not, which would happen if there were truly an increase since there wasn’t a
major breakthrough in treatment during the time of the study

The American Academy of Dermatology recommends sunscreen for everyone to reduce
the risk of skin cancer, yet ingredients in many sunscreen products are toxic to humans
and the environment, and some can build up to unhealthy levels in the body after one day of use.

Your body makes vitamin D with exposure to the sun, which lowers your risk of heart
disease, infection, diabetes, colorectal and breast cancer, lung disease and pregnancy
loss. You can take several steps to naturally protect your skin

Data published in JAMA Dermatology in April 2022 revealed that nearly two-thirds of
dermatopathologists believe that skin cancer is overdiagnosed. According to the
American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), skin cancer will affect 1 in 5 Americans in
their lifetime, making it one of the most common cancers diagnosed in the U.S.
According to the AAD, exposure to UV radiation from sunlight or tanning beds can
increase the risk of developing certain types of skin cancer, especially when a person

has five or more blistering sunburns at an early age, from 15 to 20 years. This can
increase melanoma risk by 80% and non-melanoma by 68%.

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Melanoma Linked to Linoleic Acid; Sun Isn’t the Primary Cause
To prove this point there was a study from 1987, during which samples of fat tissue
were taken from 100 melanoma patients and 100 people without melanoma and
analyzed for fatty acids.

Not only is there an increase in linoleic acid in the tissue of all the subjects, but the
percentage of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) is significantly higher in the
melanoma patients’ tissue. “The suggestion is made that increased consumption of
dietary polyunsaturates may have a contributory effect in the etiology of melanoma,” the
researchers concluded.
Linoleic acid is the primary fat found in omega-6 polyunsaturated fats, including
vegetable/seed oils, and accounts for about 80% of the fat composition of vegetable

oils. Omega-6 fats must be balanced with omega-3 fats in order to not be harmful, but
most Americans don’t eat that way.
Most of the omega-6 people eat, including seed oils, has been damaged and oxidized
through processing. Once oxidized, it generates oxidized linoleic acid metabolites,
which are mutagenic, carcinogenic, cytotoxic and atherogenic.
“Is it possible that increased linoleic acid consumption could be causing
fragility to cell membranes and that could be leading to oxidative damage in the
sun leading to DNA damage and then more melanocytic nevi precursor lesions
or melanoma or could the same thing be happening with squamous and basal?
I would say yes. It’s not supported by literature yet because there haven’t been
any studies looking at this. We need many more studies on linoleic acid … The
linoleic acid found in seed oils is most likely one of the biggest drivers of
chronic disease in humans.”
Linoleic acid is found in virtually every processed food, including restaurant foods,
sauces and salad dressings, as well as “healthy” foods like chicken, pork and some olive
oil, so eliminating these foods in your diet is another stepping stone to good health.


Many Sunscreen Ingredients Are Toxic
The AAD’s answer to a rising number of people diagnosed with melanoma and other
skin cancers is sunscreen. They recommend a sunscreen with broad-spectrum
protection, water-resistant SPF 30 or higher. Yet, sunscreen may be one of the worst
things you can do to “protect” your skin.
First, I should make it clear that I believe sunscreen is widely overused. There are
circumstances where it’s wise and appropriate, but those cases are few and far
between. For the most part, you should rely on sensible sun exposure and get out of the
sun or wear clothing the minute your skin starts to turn a light pink.

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Published by auntyuta

Auntie, Sister. Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, Mother and Wife of German Descent I've lived in Australia since 1959 together with my husband Peter. We have four children, eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. I started blogging because I wanted to publish some of my childhood memories. I am blogging now also some of my other memories. I like to publish some photos too as well as a little bit of a diary from the present time. Occasionally I publish a story with a bit of fiction in it. Peter, my husband, is publishing some of his stories under berlioz1935.wordpress.com

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