Cancer

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Cancer Overview

Cancer is a group of diseases involving abnormal cell growth with the potential to invade or spread to other parts of the body.[2][8] These contrast with benign tumors, which do not spread.[8] Possible signs and symptoms include a lump, abnormal bleeding, prolonged cough, unexplained weight loss, and a change in bowel movements.[1] While these symptoms may indicate cancer, they can also have other causes.[1] Over ...

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Efudex treatment effects

I have used Efudex for four weeks and i now have a lump with a hard crust around it, and it is sore and itchy. What should i do? ## Hello, Judy! How are you? Have you informed your doctor, yet? The U.S. FDA does list the dryness/crusting as being possible side effects of using it. It may also cause abdominal pain, headache and mouth sores. How long has your doctor instructed you to use it? ## Medline Plus states "If you are using fluorouracil to treat actinic or solar keratoses, you should continue using it until the lesions start to peel off. This usually takes about 2 to 4 weeks. However, the lesions may not be completely healed until 1 or 2 months after you stop using fluorouracil. If you are using fluorouracil to treat basal cell carcinoma, you should continue using it until the...

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Efudex 5%

Creme ## I have been taking applying 5% Efudex cream for two days to my lip per my Dr. Orders. So far, I have had no swelling or any sign of side effects. Does this mean the spot on my lip is non-cancerous? I was under the impression I was to have swelling and pain, and that this cream kills everything allowing the good cells to regrow. ## have to start the efudex 5% cream once a day on upper and lower lips. I am extremely worried about the pain. Is there anything besides aquafor or Vaseline to he help with pain? ## It contains the active ingredient fluorouracil, which is used to treat areas of skin that have been heavily exposed to the sun, or those that have been tested to have Basal Cell Carcinoma. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including skin redness, irritation,...

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Reclasp IV Side Effects

I have done Forteo, Prolia and now my doctor wants me to do Reclasp. I am 75 years old, haven't had any fractures I am aware of. Forteo caused more pain than usual, Prolia caused hair loss and the texture of my hair changed. The hair loss I mean bald spots. I have put off the Reclasp my doctor is wanting me to do, more poison going into my body and I don't feel any better. At my age, I have enough aches and pain without medication making me feel worse. ANYONE have anything positive to say about this drug. ## Unfortunately, I haven't read any posts from anyone that's had good experiences with Reclast, or most of the other medications that you've listed. They are all known to cause side effects, such as nausea, diarrhea, joint aches, bone pain, and elevated calcium lev...

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cl4 cancer cure

I am Rex, 86 yrs old and l live on an Iowa farm. I had my prostate removed 20 yards ago. I now have anogel on my lung. I have read about CL4 cancer cure shots would this be any thing I could use? Can I get it in pills? I had six heart bypass in 2004 at McAllen heart hospital. My blood psi. 120/80 every day, I am very active I have machine & welding shop I work in every day on my Iowa us farm. Can you help me? ## Hi Rex, Sorry to hear about your situation. I was just doing some research on CL4 and despite information being sparse, I did find a medical journal (linked below) that depicted CL4 as "a nuclease-resistant RNA-aptamer", which according to their investigation, is able to bind at high affinity to EGFR (epidermal growth factor receptors) on the surface of different can...

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Help with pain while using Efudex cream

I am on week 5 of using Efudex just above my baby toe. Really hard to wear shoes so pretty housebound. The pain has been excruciating the last few days. Tried Tylenol, Tylenol 3 and Ibuprofen - and nothing works. Can anyone recommend something? ## It might be best to speak to your doctor to find out what might help you the most, and do so safely. Efudex has been known to cause some pain, redness, and irritation, to the treated area as side effects, along with itching, and darkening of the skin. Has there been any change? Are you on any other medications?

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ardosons, methotrexate and hydroxychloroquine

Can I take ardosons when I take methotrexate and hydroxychloroquine for my arthritis and sciatica nerve? ## Can I take one day ardosons and one day hydroxicloroquine ## Ardoson is listed as containing Indomethacin and Methocarbamol, the first is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory, and the second is a muscle relaxant. You should not take it, unless your doctor has instructed you to do so, since it could interact with some medications, or be contraindicated with some medical conditions. Are those the only other medications that you are taking?

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Mitochondrial disease

I was Dx with Mitochondrial Myopathy in 9/09 after much testing and labs and finally by muscle biopsy. I was recently told by my neurologist that there had been some research done revealing their effectiveness of this medication in helping to control the duration, intensity and frequency of muscular spasms and cramping, sometimes crippling in its active phases. I began this therapy and within just a few weeks I was having less intensive cramping, the duration was even for less amounts of time. It became more tolerable. It did not do much in controlling the weakness and fatigue I felt but any relief was greatly appreciated, The local pharmacies had to pool their supplies to fill my prescription, I guess my dosage was higher than the usual. It was in a word experimental. I was taking 75 m...

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Redness after Efudex treatment

I have used Efudex twice over several years. I wonder what will help the redness that happens after the crust has peeled away? The affected area is upper lip and side of nose. ## Hi Ren, have you finished taking the course of Efudex at this point? Medline Plus says "If you are using fluorouracil to treat actinic or solar keratoses, you should continue using it until the lesions start to peel off. This usually takes about 2 to 4 weeks. However, the lesions may not be completely healed until 1 or 2 months after you stop using fluorouracil." It also says that the redness is normal, except in cases of a severe red skin rash (which should be reported as a serious side effect). Would you consider your case severe? As to treating the redness, you may be able to apply an over the counte...

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Efudex doesn't have to be a nightmare

I was prescribed Efudix to treat spots on the back of my hands. I have been applying a thin layer daily for 4 weeks. I have had no side effects, no irritation, burning sensations, blistering or pain. The spots have become slightly redder and that's all. Efudix does not have to a nightmare and every case is different. ## That is correct, we are all different, so not everyone will experience side effects while using it. The typical side effects may include skin redness, burning, sun sensitivity, and swelling. Are you still experiencing good results with it? ## Hi. I will touch base with you again early next week. I am meeting the skin doctor on Monday to get their opinion. Still little or no change after 6 weeks. The Pharmacist has suggested twice daily application but I will be guide...

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Skin won't tan/skin won't get sunburn

I've never had a sunburn and cannot tan. Why is this? I'm Italian and Spanish but have very fair skin because of health issues, I'm also anemic which makes me even whiter! :/ I've spent all summer outside and nothing. I get a tinncchh darker when I'm outside the whole season, but its soo little, ud never know. I'm so confused considering everyone's always said the more fair skinned u are, the more u will burn. I thankfully have no idea what a sunburn feels like lol. ## That isn't common, but you are not the first person to experience this, and from someone who does burn very easily, trust me, you aren't missing anything, you are also greatly lowering your risk of developing certain types of skin cancer. Do you experience other types of burns, such as ...

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