Why I Love My Great GP

Hello, my name is Cindy. I live in the suburbs of Sydney with my family. Although I would occasionally visit the doctor when I was feeling too good or if one of the children had a cold. However, my whole view on doctors changed when I found a lump on breast last year. I went to my GP in a panic, but he was a real sweetie. He calmed me down and explained he would refer me for a further investigation. Thankfully, they caught my cancer early and after some treatment, I made a full recovery. Since this close call, I have taken a keen interest in everything health related.

Diet as Means of Dealing With Skin Cancer: Are They Lying to You?


Cancer is a scourge affecting many people across the world. It is among the few medical conditions that pose a tough challenge to doctors and medical practitioners. In fact, some advanced stages of cancer have no cure because the condition presents itself in different mutations, which makes it hard for researchers to devise a remedy. Skin cancer is no exception. Many people resort to foods and supplements as they battle skin cancer, yet they lack proper information about the effects of such intake. In this article, you will learn about some diet components whose ability to treat skin cancer is debatable:

Vitamin E

Vitamin E is a common fat-soluble nutrient. It is available in several sources of food and over-the-counter food supplements sold in convenience stores. Notably, Vitamin E is a combination of various elements rather than a single vitamin. One of the constituent elements is antioxidants. When you ingest food rich in Vitamin E, the antioxidants begin to fight free radicals ion your body. These free radicals are responsible for several things, such as aging skin. Additional benefits of Vitamin E are the ability to reduce skin itching and moisturizing your skin. 

The ability of Vitamin E to help human skin has led to the illusion that it can help prevent or cure skin cancer. However, Vitamin E does not affect the inhibition of skin tumours (cancers) induced by ultraviolet radiation. 

Beta Carotene 

Beta Carotene is a unique vitamin when compared to other vitamins present in food. It is among the few that can change from one form to another to give your body the nutritional treat that you deserve. Beta Carotene transforms into Vitamin A. Even though this Vitamin can help deal with some medical conditions; you should credit it for preventing skin cancer. Excess amounts of Vitamin A have a detrimental side effect as they encourage peeling of the skin. This means that inner layers of your skin stand exposed to ultraviolet radiation, which creates perfect conditions for the growth of abnormal cancerous cells. 


Lycopene is the ingredient responsible for the red pigment in tomatoes. You can compare them to the melanin found in human skin. The ability to protect tomatoes against damage by the sun's rays has led to an illusion that lycopene in your diet can help prevent or cure skin cancer. This is not true as the physiology of the human skin differs from that of a tomato. Additionally, most of the studies trying to prove this argument are inconclusive


26 July 2019