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Topical Chemotherapy For Skin Cancer
Florida has a high amount of people with skin cancer. Does this mean some of these cancer patients will need chemotherapy?
Metastatic melanoma: Squamous and basal cell skin cancers are almost always cured by excision. These make up the large majority of Florida skin cancers .There are malignant melanomas that went unnoticed for too long and have spread / metastasized often benefit from chemotherapy, especially a remarkable new agent. ...Read more
Skin is the largest and one of the most complex organs in the body composed of hundreds of different structures. Nearly any of these elements can degenerate into cancer. However the three most common are: basal cell, squamous cell and melanoma which occur in that order and degree of aggressiveness. Although heredity plays a major role, sun exposure and tobacco use & ...Read more
Acne Tratment : Topical Erythromycin is an an effective treatments for mild acne, but long term use is not generally advocated. Side effects can include sensitivity to the drug, development of resistant strains of bacteria, upset stomach, and other side effects. Some preparations contain benzoyl peroxide, which has been identified as a cancer promoter in some studies. Always check with your dermatologist! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Skin cancer tx: There is no natural way of dealing with skin cancer. They need to be surgically removed. Some skin cancers, like early basal cell carcinoma and early squamous cell carcinoma can be treated with topical applications of an immune system stimulating cream. More developed versions of these need to be surgically removed. Melanoma always needs surgical treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: Depend on what type of cancer? Squamous cell, basal cell, skin lymphoma? Etc. Surgical resection if localized on the skin and if indicated. If it is already spreading to distant organ-then systemic therapy ( chemo or other biological agent) will be the option. In certain cancer on the skin -radiation therapy, uv therapy , topical chemotherapy , interferon etc-could be the treatment as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Skin cancer: Skin cancer is most often treated surgically and repaired with stitches. Radiation treatment , topical chemotherapy creams, and liquid nitrogen may also be recommended depending on the type, size, location of skin cancer as well as the overall physical health of the patient. ...Read more
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 ...Read more
Melanoma iscancer of melanocytes. Melanocytesare cells that produce the dark pigment, melanin, which is responsible for the color of skin. These cells predominantly occur in skin, but are also found in other parts of the body, including the bowel and the eye (see uveal melanoma). Melanoma can originate in any part of the ...Read more
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