Phillip Minton M.D.

Archive for the ‘skin cancer’ Category

SPFabulous: Chocolate the Most Delicious Sunblock

In chocolate, skin cancer on July 9, 2011 at 9:23 am

Are you one of the many people who are concerned that the sunscreens they apply to their skin may actually be more dangerous than the sun exposure itself? Why not try chocolate instead? Eating it, though, not applying it to the skin. Keep reading

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Chocolate: the sweetest skin cancer preventive

In skin cancer on May 29, 2011 at 9:12 pm

Dr. Manny Alvarez, in his recent article for Fox News, recommends consuming plenty of dietary antioxidants to help prevent skin cancer. Indeed the skin is our largest “organ” and has the highest incidence of cancer of any organ. Dr. Alvarez also relates that even though malignant melanoma accounts for only 4% of all skin cancers, it causes the most deaths. He lists fruits and vegetables as being the foods best suited to stave-off skin cancer during the summer months when our sun exposure is greatest. But what about chocolate? Does it have a role as a skin cancer preventive? Keep reading…