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Can flurorouracil cream cause or cure skin cancer?

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Dr. James Davie
Pathology 23 years experience
Cure skin cancer: This cream (also called Efudex) acts as a chemotherapy agent for helping eradicate some categories of superficial skin cancer e.g. superficial basal cell carcinoma, and also pre-cancerous lesions such as actinic keratosis. Causing cancer is not a documented side effect. See this link for more detail : http://www.rxlist.com/efudex-drug/patient-images-side-effects.htm

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A 48-year-old member asked:

Can skin cancer be cured at this point?

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 23 years experience
Majority are cured: Majority of skin cancer- like squamous cell, basal cell cancer- even melanoma- will be cured with surgical resection- if caught early. However if melanoma/cancerous mole is not caught early and already spreads to other distant organs then that would make it incurable. Other skin cancers such as skin lymphoma (cutaneous t cell lymphoma) - can be also difficult to cure- however it is treatable.
Last updated Sep 28, 2016


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