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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 14, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta LBTHBRIDOe May Lawrence Lamb M.D. Dear Dr. Lamb In the last 12 years I have had 11 basal cell carcinomas surgically removed from my face. I'm 56 and I've been careful about keeping out of the and I go to the doctor as new areas appear on my skin. Each biopsy has been so I guess I can expect new cells to appear. Do you have any suggestion how I might reduce the rate of a friend told me her doctor removed three basal cells by applying a salve or something After a few days the hard surfaces which had formed came and the cells were gone. The last time I had one removed I asked my doctor about removing it by means other than and he said he felt surgery was better because there was more assurance that all the bad cells would be removed. Would you please comment on this7 Have recent medicines been About 30 years ago I had about 12 X-ray treatments for rosacea of my nose which perhaps helped arrest the veins around my nose. All the basal ceils have been in that area except for one Dear Reader I am inclined to agree that repeated amounts of X-ray to the as you would have had in the treatment you makes the skin more apt to develop skin cancers. If you are prone to this problem it could make matters worse. Your doctor has something in his favor about surgery making sure all the cancer cells are removed after you have had this done in a case such as I would favor a chemical treatment on the entire face area. You probably have a number of abnormal cells that have not yet created a suspicious lesion for the doctor to cut out. I do not favor simple burning off of the skin areas either electrically or but there are indeed new medicines that will eliminate cancer cells from the surface of the skin Cancer cells are really normal cells that have gone wild in their growth pattern and are rapidly reproducing For a cell to even a normal it depends upon DNA and those complex strands of combinations of sugar and protein like substances The new salves act by interfering with the formation of new DNA and hence new cell formation. Skin cells are constantly dying and being replaced. The skin cancer cell's rate of reproduction is even greater than normal skin. The chemical in the salve marketed under the trade name interferes with the DNA and the cancer cells can't reproduce they die and form a crust whereas the normal cells will be less if at all The chemical literally differentiates between normal and abnormal and much earlier than an ordinary microscope can. I would suggest that you go see a dermatologist and see if he can't choose such a medication or one with a similar action for a generalized treatment of your face area It might prevent your developing new lesions later that would need to be removed surgically The treatment can be repeated later with the salve if conditions seem to warrant it. I suspect that in the long run you will protect your appearance by using such as approach Send your questions to Dr. in care of this P.O. Box Radio City New N.Y. 10019. For a copy of Dr. Lamb's booklet on losing send 50 cents to the same address and ask for booklet. Fun with figures By J. A. H. HUNTER Each distinct letter in this easy addition stands for a particular but different digit You'll surely get SIPS if you really try. Yesterday's Bob's 48 and 64. Mr Hunter answers all letters ideas welcomed Goren on Bridge BY CHARLES H. GOREN Tta CMUM TriMM East-West vulnerable. South deals. NORTH 0 K J K 10 ft 5 3 WEST EAST A42 J53 V K 10 7 3 9 8 6 5 4 01032 0 A 7 S 5 4 Q 6 4 Void SOUTH 4Q108 V A2 0 Q98 AJ972 The South Wrst North East 1 Pass 1 Pass INT Pass 3 NT Pass Pass Pass Opening Three of Every and every tells a story. South failed to draw the right infer- ence from the opening and his inattention to detail resulted in a lost game. The auction was straight- forward. At his second turn North had a choice between a jump to three clubs or three no trump. He chose the latter because of the fact that he held stoppers in every and in view of the limited na- ture of his partner's line tricks might prove easi- er to make than 11. West led the three of hearts and dummy's jack won. The king of clubs was and East's failure to follow was a distinct shock. The contract now proved to be unmanag- able. When West won the queen of clubs he led the king of and declarer had only six top tricks. When he let the defenders in with the ace of they cashed three heart tricks and the ace of spades for a two-trick set. Declarer had no one but himself to blame for failing to make his game. The open- ing lead told the whole story of the and there was no reason for South to take a wrong view of the club suit. The three of hearts marked West with only a four-card heart suit. Since it is normal for the defenders to attack a no trump contract with their longest declarer's first deduction should have been that West had no suit longer than four cards. If that were the then West had to hold at least one club if either defender were void of it would have to be East. Once this conclusion is it is a simple mat- ter to start the clubs by lead- ing low from dummy. If East declarer is sure the suit will break and so produce five tricks. When East shows declarer wins the ace and takes the marked finesse for West's and still has time to knock out the ace of diamonds In due course he will come to nine tricks via two two diamonds and five clubs. 111 Your horoscope By tone Dixon MAY IS Your birthday This is the year of the happy but unexpected result. Almost all of your ventures subsequently land you in places and scenes you never expected to usually beneficial. Relationships now are based largely on the faith that can be brought to bear in understanding those people who are involved Today's natives have a rare gift of intuition in some technical field. ARIES 21-ApriI Confidential deals may cause you to miss vital facts. Be thorough. An idealistic mood comes in the late evening. TAURUS 20-May Keep your remarks away from financial details. It isn't a case of subterfuge rather a means of preventing hurt feelings Romantic ideas find response GEMINI 21-June Like as not you've got more to do than you planned Let the news be known promptly keep no one waiting. It's a good evening for lively fun. CANCER 21-July Fresh ideas some warmed-over old are presented early by family. Get budgets settled. It's a great day for research. LEO 23-Aug. You find yourself doing more for people who have been helpful to you in the past. Extra caution is advised in the handling of property entrusted to your care. VIRGO 23-Sept. Your patience with those you love makes all the difference in their progress today and in yours tomorrow. Strive for rational inner serenity. LIBRA 23-Oct. Be explicit in your requests. You'll be glad later you left no details unchecked. Earning opportunity should improve with evening news. SCORPIO 23-Nov. Avoid moving resources or- transferring investments casually. Your judgment is subject to shortened perspective. There's a premium on any creative work achieved SAGITTARIUS 22- Dec. Criticism comes your listen despite your pride and resentment. Smooth out home confusions with patient tact. CAPRICORN 22-Jan. Bring out no more cash than is needed for immediate do not splurge. Sticking with the tried and true is the best approach today. AQUARIUS 20-Feb. Check the facts carefully before you quote anybody on any serious subject. It's a tossup as whether your ideas are more fanciful than your friends' PISCES 19-March Luck enters in your situation and you have a chance to catch early errors if you're alert and willing to accept criticism. It's an evening of emotional fulfillment The Chicago Tribune Ask Andy PRAIRIE DOGS Andy sends a complete 20- volume set of the Merit Students Encyclopedia to George age of for his question. How does a prairie dog The prairie dog is classed as a ground squirrel becaue he lives in underground sharing his life with numerous friends and relatives in prairie dog towns Their towns are more sensibly run than some of our sloppy human towns They are neat and tidy and certainly the charming creatures do not commit crimes against each other. His native home is the prairie lands of North America through countless he lived a carefree until the white people arrived The pioneers named him the prairie dog when they crossed the continent in their covered wagons Often they stopped to enjoy the antics of a prairie dog town In those some of the prairie dog towns ran for a hundred miles or more. Naturally the streets and homes were underground burrows and nests though the furry little city dwellers came to the surface to feed on prairie grasses In the population of one of these communities was estimated to be around four million not counting the burrowing owls and other welcome and unwelcome guets. The average prairie dog is a fat ground squirrel with sturdy digging claws and a stubby tail. He is about one foot plus a three-inch tail and he weighs all of three pounds. His furry coat is cinnamon frosted with white and there is a sassy black tip to his tail. Though he walks on all he often sits erect. After it is important to keep a sharp lookout for coyotes and other hungry predators. The pioneers thought that the prairie dogs posted sentries. But modern researchers suspect that the role of watch dog is played by any prairie dog who happens to be sitting up and surveying the scenery. When he spots a suspicious he yelps a warning to his friends then bolts for his burrow. Just inside his there is a small where he may pause to utter a few more yelps of protest His door is crater-shaped and his burrow may be 16 feet long The female bears her litter in early spring The helpless babes are blind and bare and weigh a half an ounce apiece They are blind for more than a month and feed on mother's milk for their first two months A prairie dog is mature at the age of two barring he can expect a life span of eight years. And his entire life is spent in a sociable with numerous friends and relatives Nowadays the prairies belong to our domestica animals and food on the range is limited It is estimated that 250 prairie dogs consume as much as a cow and 30 of them eat enough to feed a sheep. these charming little ground squirrels have been driven from much of their ancient homeland. Their numbers are greatly reduced though some prairie dog towns still the enormous communities they occupied in the past have gone. Questions asked by chil- dren of Herald readers should be mailed to Ask P.O. Box. Huntlngton California 92648. Chronicle Publishing Co. Flashback By THE CANADIAN PRESS Two young Menwether Lewis and William left St Louis with 40 men 170 years ago today in 1804 to explore the Louisiana Purchase. They sailed upstream along the Missouri to North wintered and crossed the Rocky Mountains by horse and canoe to reach the Pacific Ocean in late 1805. Careful maps and journals of several members of the party have made exciting reading ever since Only one man died on the of appendicitis. 1814 Paraguay gained independence from Spain 1842 First publication of the Illustrated London News. 1942 Congress authorized Women's Army Corps INSPECTOR BI-UGSTOJE.'.' FORVOUR60VEAPS. OF DOGGEP BRITISH HER MAJESTY WISHES REWARD A MAN- HOW DOESTMAT N A J OF S YOU'VE WORN THAT .'-SUIT FORYEARS.V HOW ABOUT A NEW MORE. 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