Melanoma: Treatment, Diet and Home Remedies

Food and Nutrition

Foods to be taken
  • Increasing vitamin D intake decreases the aggressiveness of melanoma tumors. Vitamin D is found in fortified milk, eggs, fish, fortified yogurt, cereals and cod liver oil.
  • Grater intake of carotenoids decreases the risk for melanoma. Pumpkin, cantaloupe, carrots, red bell peppers, papaya and winter squash are all sources of carotenoids.
  • Whole grains, fatty fish and organ meats are all good sources of coenzyme Q10, a chemical compound that damages harmful, disease-causing free radicals.
  • Foods that help Prevent and Fight melanoma include broccoli, flax seeds, kale, blueberries, apples, watercress.
  • A nutrient called sulforaphane, contained in broccoli sprouts as well as other cabbage-family vegetables such as broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, and kale helps to prevent cancer.
Foods to be avoided
  • Refined and processed foods, spicy and fatty foods, caffeinated drinks

Yoga and Exercise

Low impact activities such as walking can help. Donot overdo any activity.

Home Remedies

  • Avoid getting burned and protect your skin when the sun is at its most intense.
  • Spend time in the shade between 11am and 3pm
  • Wear a hat and sunglasses
  • Use sunscreen with at least SPF 15 (the higher the better), with good UVA protection (the more stars the better)

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