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Accutane And Cancer
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If you smoke: You have risk. Cis-retinoic acid i believe is accutane, and it was tested as an adjuvant post operatively in patients resected with the disease. The recurrence rate was higher in the cis-retinoic acid group, mechanism not proposed. Smart people don't smoke, quit if they did, and hope for the best. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have skin cancer and my derm prescribed me accutane for medical and aesthetic reasons, I am on month 4, should I do another round after I'm done?
Accutane: Accutane may cut down on future skin cancers if you are prone to them. They do nothing to treat existing skin cancers. The medication only works while you are on it. Shortly after you stop the medication, you are no longer protected from skin cancer. This form of therapy is seldom used because its effectiveness is modest at best. ...Read more
I have dry eyes and take restasis for that and i had a big dose of rai for thyroid cancer can I take Accutane to treat acne since it cause dry eyes to?
Small risk: Accutane can cause conjunctival irritation and secondarily eye dryness. If your eyes are dry to begin with and you add the dryness of accutane, then your dryness can increase. At your age i would have expected acne to be attenuated but you certainly can try Accutane with an understanding of the risks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hello .I have dry eyes and taking restasis for that and i had big dose of rai in may for thyroid cancer can I take Accutane to treat acne.
Dry eyes ; accutane: Accutane is very, very drying. If you already have severe dry eyes, you should see your eye doctor and discuss the risks of making your eyes even dryer. Your doctor may be able to help increase your eye's lubrication with the placement of punctal plugs. But the key next step is to see your eye doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is acutane dangerous? I've heard lots of rumors that it causes some sort of cancer and liver failure. What are the risks? Do they out weigh the benefi
Safe if monitored: Accutane (isotretinoin) is effective for cystic acne. As with many drugs, there are associated side effects that need close monitoring. For this reason, Accutane should only be taken under a physician's care. We are mostly concerned about fetal abnormality if pregnant while on accutane. Other side effects include but not limited to depression, liver and lipid abnormalities, etc... ...Read more
I'm currently taking accutane. Can i still get some tan really carefully? Lets say 5 minutes once a week in solarium or just from the sun?
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