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Posts Tagged ‘5-FU’

Topical Treatment for Actinic Keratoses and Skin Cancer

Diffuse actinic sun damage can present a challenge for both patients and providers. First line treatment options include topical 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) cream or photodynamic therapy (PDT). Topical 5-FU cream is applied to the affected area for 2-3 weeks creating inflammation, redness, and crusting as the body eliminates the actinic damage. Alternatively, topical levulan is applied…

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A Simple Cream for Cancer with Not Always Simple Consequences

Some patients find themselves with a large number of skin cancers and pre-cancerous lesions. While surgical excision is recommended for certain types of skin cancer, pre-cancers and superficial skin cancers can often be treated in other ways. These non-surgical options are often ideal for patients with many lesions who want to limit the number of…

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Topical Skin Cancer Treatments

The treatment of basal cell carcinoma (BCC) includes many options depending on the type of pathology, a few of which are: Mohs surgery, electrodessication and curettage, Imiquimod, Efedux, etc. Topical treatments have become increasingly popular due to their non-invasive nature and good aesthetic outcomes. Standard topical treatments for superficial BCCs used in the United States…

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