Will protopic give you skin cancer?

No. There were reports of non-melanoma skin cancers in some patients using this medicine, but 50% of all americans will get a basal cell cancer in their lifetime so of course you will see some skin cancers in people using pro topic. Probably will see the same number of skin cancers in people who play nintendo, shop at target, or like asparagus.
I don't think so. There was much worry about this a few years back in some of the medical journals. It is an immune and cell-growth modulator, and i decided after reading the articles that the abnormalities were probably harmless overgrowths. Since then, the business seems to have died down with no deaths or bad disease attributed to it. It's a helpful medicine and i'd urge you to use it if it sees beneficial.

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I have been using protopic ointment, but I heard that its give skin cancer to some people?

Some risk perhaps. Tacrolimus is in a class of medications called topical calcineurin inhibitors. It works by stopping the immune system from producing substances that may cause eczema. The fda did offer a warning about the risk of skin cancer in 2005. This concern is based on information from animal studies, case reports in a small number of patients, and how these drugs work. Discuss with your doctor. Read more...
No human evidence. There is no credible evidence that Protopic ointment causes skin cancer in humans. There is a warning label in the package insert, but it is based on data from mice who were *fed* huge quantities of the active ingredient. So if you are a mouse who loves to eat protopic, you might have a problem; if you are a human who is applying it to your skin in reasonable amounts, don't worry about it. Read more...

I heard that protopic ointment can cause skin cancer, should I continue to use it?

I believe it is. Tacrolimus given systemically for immunosuppression can cause the virus-induced hyperplasias that mimic cancer but generally resolve on its withdrawal. It strains credulity to think this could apply to the common anti-eczema ointment. Br. J. Derm. Sept 2011 actually looked at this hard and probably the excess lymphomas had been misdiagnosed as common eczema rather than caused by the tacrolimus. Read more...
Protopic(Tacrolimus) Although there is a theoretical concern that topical immunomodulatory therapy with tacrolimus and pimecrolimus may increase the risk of cancer, there is no evidence to date to suggest an increased risk of cutaneous or visceral cancer. The european agency for the evaluation of medicinal products has not recommended any change to labelling or approval of these topical agents. Read more...

Can you give me advice. Skin cancer scare. Please?

Talk to your doctor. You can also look up your skin cancer name on the web to learn more about seriousness, treatment options, etc. But this may just scare you more , with no doc helping to put it in context. Most skin cancers may be potentially serious when long neglected, but good news is that most are easily cured by a good doc or dermatologist when detected early. . Read more...

Does having a lot of moles give you a higher potential for skin cancer?

Dysplastic moles. Moles are proliferations of nevus cells. Most moles are benign. Some can transform into melanoma. Many believe that the transformation is gradual. Before turning into melanoma, moles are said to be 'atypical' or 'dysplastic'. When an individual has many atypical moles (as in dysplastic nevus syndrome), then the risk of having a melanoma is higher. Read more...
No. Skin cancer is caused by an increase in uv radiation. Although, patient is advised to keep a close eye on the moles for any changes in pigmentation or size. Read more...

I'm 21. I color my hair is there anything wrong can happen like skin cancer or something else? Is ammonia bad for skin? Give some tips. Thanks.

Hair Dye. Skin and other allergic reactions pose the biggest risk to hair dye users. It's difficult to say how many hair dye users suffer from allergic reactions, as most do not seek medical attention. Read more...
Too many variables . If done correctly, coloring one's hair does not lead to skin cancer based on the literature. Chemical caustics like ammonia in low concentrations and time exposure are also safe. It's hard to give tips beyond this. Read more...

I have never worn sun protection on my lips until now, will this give me skin cancer? What can I do now?

Sunscreen use. Sunscreens don't give you cancer, they protect the underlying skin from the UV rays which can harm the DNA and transform those cells into cancerous ones. You just have to observe and if you see suspicious growths go to a dermatologist and have him take a look/see and maybe cut it out! Read more...