Cancer development requires genetic changes in several different oncogenes and tumor suppressors. Mutated cells occur with any change in the DNA sequence of a cell. Therefore, mistakes may cause mutations during cell division, or they may be caused by exposure to DNA-damaging agents in the environment. Thus, cancer is a disease of many cellular mutations. (more…)
Skin cancer is the out-of-control growth of abnormal cells in the epidermis, the outermost skin layer, caused by unrepaired DNA damage that triggers mutations. These mutations lead the skin cells to multiply rapidly and form malignant tumors. The main types of skin cancer are basal cell carcinoma (BCC) in the lower part of the epidermis. Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) are the flat cells that form the surface of the skin. Cutaneous melanoma is cells that make pigments in the skin. Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) arises from the endocrine (hormonal) cells and nervous systems in the epidermis. Most Dermatologists provide Mohs Surgery or also Chemosurgery. (more…)
Numerous zinc supplementation trials have shown that a wide range of health benefits can be realized by increasing the intake of zinc where diets are inadequate in this micronutrient. Zinc is a mineral once absorbed in the small intestine by a carrier-mediated mechanism. Once it has been absorbed it becomes Cationic Zinc in the fluids of the body. (more…)
Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS) is a phrase used to describe a number of reactive molecules and free radicals derived from molecular oxygen.
The production of oxygen-based radicals is the bane to all aerobic species.