Sun Spots, Sun Damage & Cancer


Description, Symptoms and Causes


Sunspots are also known as Solar Lentigines. These darkened spots on your skin are caused by direct, prolonged exposure to ultra violet (UV) rays. The spots can appear at any age and are usually not harmful. Sunspots affect people with lighter skin most frequently, but anyone can get them. Always check with a dermatologist if you are concerned about any spot on your skin.


Sunburn is a radiation burn to the skin. Skin turns red within two to six hours of being burnt. It will continue to develop for the next 24 to 72 hours. Eventually damaged skin cells self-destruct and peel off in tatty sheets. It is the body’s way of getting rid of damaged skin cells that might develop into cancers.

The more exposure to UV radiation, the worse the sunburn becomes. The amount of sun exposure required to cause sunburn varies greatly from person to person. People with very fair, fair and light brown skin tend to be more sensitive to the sun and burn more easily. In summer, a fair-skinned person can burn in as little as 11 minutes

Sunburn at any age, whether serious or mild, can cause permanent and irreversible skin damage that can lay the groundwork for skin cancer later in life. Your lifetime tally of UV radiation exposure, together with the number of severe sunburns, increases your risk of skin cancer.

The two most common skin cancers are basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma; both are highly curable if treated early.  The third major type of skin cancer is malignant melanoma.

Basal cell carcinoma is from cell damage that results in an ulcer like growth that spreads slowly as it destroys tissue.  A large, pearly-looking lump, most often on the face by the nose, neck, or ears, is usually the first sign.  About six weeks after it appears, the lump becomes ulcerated, and a raw, moist centre and a hard border that may bleed.  Scabs continually form over the ulcer and then come off but the ulcer never really heals.  Sometimes basal cell carcinomas show up on the back or chest as flat sores that grow slowly.

Recurrences are common.  If they are not treated, they can do substantial damage to the lower layers of skin and bone.

In squamous cell carcinoma, the underlying skin cells are damaged, and this leads to the development of a tumour or lump under the skin, most often on the ears, hands, face, or lower lip.  The lump may resemble a wart or a small ulcerated spot that never heals.  This is a very treatable type of skin cancer if it is detected and dealt with in the early stages.

Malignant melanoma is rarer than either squamous cell or basal cell carcinoma, but is much more serious.  A tumour arises from the pigment producing cells of the deeper layers of the skin. It is estimated that as many as half of all cases of melanoma originate in moles.   If not treated at an early stage, melanoma can be life threatening, spreading through the bloodstream and lymphatic vessels to the internal organs.

[Prescription for Nutritional Healing [fourth edition] Phyllis A. Balch, CNC  Pag 699]


How others have used Silverlab Colloidal Silver

How others have used Silverlab Colloidal Silver to treat Skin Cancer

Use Silverlab Colloidal gel or cream on the affected skin.

If you have spots on your face or arms that have to be surgically removed by burning, cutting or freezing, use Silverlab Gel directly after treatment. Continuous use of the gel and or Healing cream usually prevents the growths from coming back altogether.


How to fix it! By Jim Strickland:

The best way to “fix” sunburn is “Keep out of the sun”.

Tanning may be healthy, but should not be overdone.

All that lovely colour is your body fighting back.

It truly doesn’t like it; it’s seen as an attack,

Of excess exposure to ultra violet rays.

You could get skin cancer in the closing of your days!

U/V can be higher when the sky is overcast.

Use the type of sunscreen you know is going to last.

Use Colloidal Silver. It’s best used as a gel.

When your skin is sunburned and feels as hot as .. well,

to use the gel to cool it as often as you need.

Four or five times daily, is adequate indeed.

Do not ever leave it to simply go away.

You’ll regret you left it, until your dying day.

The sun is very dangerous. Avoid it where you can!

It’s the best solution for woman and for man!


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Healthy Lifestyle & Nutritional Tips

•             Eat a diet that is low in fat and high in antioxidants, such as beta-carotene-rich carrots, sweet potatoes, squash, and spinach; cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, kale, and turnips; and citrus fruits.

•             Examine your skin regularly.  Look for any changes in any moles.  For example,

a)            A sore that bleeds, crusts over, and does not heal properly.

b)            A reddish, irritated spot, usually on the chest, shoulder, arm or  legs.  It may be itch or sore.

c)            A shiny scar like area that is white, yellow, or waxy with a shiny taut appearance.


Both sides of the mole should be shaped similarly

The edges of moles should be smooth, not blurred or ragged.

Tan, brown and dark brown are normal.  Red, white, blue and black are not.

Any mole that is larger than ¼ inch in diameter, or whose diameter seems to be increasing is suspicious.


From Jan J Lategan‘s Natural Health Tips…



Description:  A blotchy skin condition characterized by white patches due to loss of the natural pigment melanin.  It’s an auto-immune disease which is hereditary.

Possible causes:  Sorrow, stress, shock, B-Vitamin deficiency, overactive thyroid, zinc deficiency, Vitamin A deficiency, fungal infection, low gastric acid levels.

Treatment:  The usual treatment for the white spots is to hide them with makeup or walnut juice.

Lifestyle:  Eat lots of peanut butter if it is due to an overactive thyroid gland; avoid Alkaline Powder and drink acidic fruit juices if you have low gastric acid levels.  Avoid excess sunlight.

Supplement:  Pigment [Natural products]:150 tablets @R85.  The following are optional; Stress Vite [3×2] with phenylalanine; Vitamin C [1×3]; sink with Vitamin A and B6 tablets [2×2]; Magnesium SR or Green tea capsules; apply Colloidal Silver gel or cream frequently to patches; PABA [200mgx2] to re-promote pigmentation; MSM [1×3]; Glutamine [100mg].

[Natural Health Tips 2012 Jan J. Lategan pg.66]



A beautiful skin is the reward for a well-groomed body.  The skin is a barometer of what is happening inside the body.

Causes of skin problems:  Stress; 10-3 sun exposure; underactive liver; smoking; caffeine; poor circulation; free radicals etc.

Lifestyle and diet tips:

  1. Many fresh fruits and vegetables. Fruits are great cleansers. Drink pure juice.
  2. Drink 6-8 glasses (1.5 litres) of water per day, with lemon juice to detox the liver.
  3. If you have a blender: 60ml beetroot juice, 90ml of carrot juice, 90ml of cucumber juice.
  4. Rub your face with papaya skin to prevent or reduce wrinkles.
  5. Combat stress with Stress Vite and or Green tea capsules or Magnesium SR.
  6. Avoid the sun between 10-3, wear a hat, use sun cream to keep damage and age spots to a minimum.
  7. Drink Co-Q10 and Gotu Kola capsules for age spots or apply lemon juice or hydroquinone cream.
  8. 5ml Colloidal Silver first thing in the morning and again last thing at night.
  9. Watermelon juice is rich in silica, which strengthens collagen and reduces wrinkles and dryness.

Supplements: Ginkgo for better circulation; Co-enzyme Q10 to repair worn out cells and Flaxseed to nourish the skin and avoid small wrinkles.

[Natural Health Tips 2012; JJ Lategan pg. 75]


Reproduced with permission, [Natural Health Tips 2012 Jan J. Lategan] Purchase Jan’s amazing book by phoning him on 021 913 2382 or 082 290 2281. The books are available in English and Afrikaans. Every household should have one.

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