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What to do if I use fluorouracil cream(cancer drug) to treat a rash..will I get cancer because of that?

What to do if I use fluorouracil cream(cancer drug) to treat a rash..will I get cancer because of that?

No: Efudex (fluorouracil) cream is a cutaneous method of applying 5 FU ( a chemotherapeutic agent) to cutaneous basal cell and some cutaneous squamous cell Ca's ..It is applied daily x 10 followed by an application of A&D ointment to the same area that has become inflamed. In many cases the skin tumor will completely regress. Sometimes a repeat treatment needed. Should not be used for rashes. Does not cause Ca. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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Can efudex (fluorouracil) cause more cancer?

Can efudex (fluorouracil) cause more cancer?

Unlikely: It is a topical agent used to treat pre cancer and superficial cancers that are not melanoma. Risk of any other type of cancer is next to none. ...Read more

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I accidentally use fluorouracil on a rash..Will I get cancer?

I accidentally use fluorouracil on a rash..Will I get cancer?

I dont think so: You should be fine. I dont think you will get a cancer because of accidentally using topical 5fu on a rash. ...Read more

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How effective is fluorouracil (Adrucil) for treating colon cancer?

How effective is fluorouracil (Adrucil) for treating colon cancer?

In combination: Chemotherapy has some benefit in colon cancer when used in combination with other drugs. FOLFOX is an example that when given in the adjuvant setting can be helpful in minimizing local recurrence. In the therapeutic setting immunotherapy is needed possibly in combination with chemo to prolong survival. ...Read more

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Does efudex (fluorouracil) cause cancer?

Does efudex (fluorouracil) cause cancer?

Not likely: Efudex (fluorouracil) is the brand name for topical (cream) 5-fu chemo. It is used to treat certain types of skin cancer. There is no evidence that topical 5-fu such as Efudex (fluorouracil) causes cancer. ...Read more

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Anyone here been given 5-fluorouracil (5-fu) for cancer?

Anyone here been given 5-fluorouracil (5-fu) for cancer?

5 fluorouracil: 5fu (fluorouracil) is part of many regimens for many type of cancers- like- GI cancer ( esophagus, stomach, colon, rectal, anal etc), head and neck, breast, etc. 5-FU is one of the oldest chemotherapy- has been used for more than 50 years to treat cancer. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get cancer from using fluorouracil cream?

Is it possible to get cancer from using fluorouracil cream?

Very very unlikely: Fluorouracil is a type of chemotherapy, and it works by interfering with dna reproduction. So yes, there is a very tiny chance that it could cause a mutation that would lead to cancer. However, the cream is used on the skin, and very little should be absorbed. The chance that you would get a cancer from it is miniscule. We give the same drug intravenously and by mouth at much higher doses! ...Read more

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How can you tell if efudex (fluorouracil) has cured your skin cancer?

How can you tell if efudex (fluorouracil) has cured your skin cancer?

Biopsy: Efudex (fluorouracil) is a topical chemotherapy (5-fu). The only way to ascertain that Efudex (fluorouracil) (or any other treatment) has cured your skin cancer is by biopsy of the area to see if there is viable cancer cells remained. ...Read more

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How effective is fluorouracil (Efudex) for treating basal cell cancer?

How effective is fluorouracil (Efudex) for treating basal cell cancer?

Very: The majority of small and even intermediate basal cell cancers can be cured by applying EFUDEX (fluorouracil). The resulting erythema is secondary to destruction of local suppressor cells in the tumor field and influx of effector cells to destroy the tumor. The EFUDEX (fluorouracil) is applied locally for 10 days followed by 10 days of A&D ointment May repeat if needed. ...Read more

Dr. Isaac Francis
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Fluorouracil (Definition)

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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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Adrucil (Definition)

Adrucil is a topical cancer agent which is a ...Read more