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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...

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...

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...

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...

Just diagnosed with precancerous squamish cell cancer. On efudex (fluorouracil). What else should I do? I am male, balding, 64, live in ottawa, canada.

Easy to handle. Squamous precancers are called actinic keratoses and often (but not always) result from sun exposure. Efudex (fluorouracil) is hugely effective in changing their environment so they usually just go away without danger to you. They'll kill only if badly neglected. Here in the states, balding guys like to wear ball caps. Have somebody keep an eye on your head and other sun-exposed places as you'll likely get more. Read more...