Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is the second most common type of skin cancer affecting about 1 million people every year (115 cases every hour). This cancer affects the outer layer of our skin (squamous cells) especially on the head and neck, arms and legs. Squamous cell skin cancer usually appears as red scaly patches, warts, and open sores.
Squamous cells are most commonly caused by exposure to UV rays from the sun for long periods of time. Another factor is the usage of indoor tanning devices.
There are a few studies on the ABM mushroom and squamous cell carcinoma. One of them explains the importance of Agarol, which is a sterol derived from ergosterol ( a precursor to vitamin D). There are a couple of studies that show the importance of ergosterol and anti-angiogenesis.
The term angiogenesis used in scientific studies refers to the blood supply that feeds tumors. Anti-angiogenesis is when the blood supply is cut off thus starving the tumor of much need food for growth. Anti-angiogenesis is very important to help bring cancer into remission as well as the spreading of the disease. https://www.spandidos-publications.com/10.3892/ijo.2016.3391
There is another study on Antiangiogenesis and medicinal mushrooms in general. https://academic.oup.com/femsle/article/249/2/247/569004
Research over the past few decades, on various mushroom compounds, have consistently shown that their Antitumor activity as cancer cell apoptosis (killing of cancer cells), inhibition of cell growth, cell proliferation, and cancer cell metastasis or spread of cancer to other parts of the body.
In a study published in 2015 in the Journal of Immunology, there is a link between inflammation and cancer. ABM mushrooms have shown to have anti-inflammatory properties. and it also helped inhibit tumor growth. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4610627/
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