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 5% and Silkis 3

My new dermatologist has prescribed a one-week per month treatment over four months, applying Silkis 3 in the morning and Efudex 5% at bedtime. I have used Efudex before in one spot, with the expected itching and scabs. What happens when I apply these creams all over my face and scalp, which don't have many particular keratosis spots? My job involves working with the public. ## My dermatologist prescribed Efudex and Desonide last week! Beginning tonight... 7 days Efudex and Desonide am and Desonide pm, followed by Desonide twice a day for 3 days, then stop for 3 weeks. Repeat 4 times after that ! ## How did this protocol work for you? Do you react quickly. How soon did the redness go away? I’m using a Efudex and a synthetic D3 derivative gel called Calcipotriol. I mix them 50-...

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Treating wound after 12 weeks of Efudex

My wound is on my forearm & is about a 1 1/2” square. The skin is eroded and indented. Was told to use Neosphorin, keep covered & change bandages twice daily. Does this sound like good advice? ## This procedure is often advised for some types of wounds, but it depends on the severity, cause of the wound, and etc. Neosporin has been known to cause some skin reddening, rash, and itching, as side effects, in some people that use it. What has your doctor advised you to do?

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Efudex on scalp - side effects on hair?

Has anyone used Efudex on their head? I'm interested in any side effects on hair deterioration or loss. ## Hello Hoody, Reportedly this will be determined by the amount of efudex that you need to apply. If applied topically then the medicine will not be absorbed into the bloodstream and thus will not cause hair loss like other forms of chemotherapy treatment. If it is necessary to apply enough cream that it will absorb into the blood stream then you will start to experience typical symptoms associated with chemotherapy such as nasuea, vomiting, hair loss etc. Below is a link to the source of my information. [1] Efudex Treatment I hope this answers your question. Let me know if you would like to know anything else regarding this medication. ## Thanks so much Kevin. Will be a 14 light...

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Very Sore Lips

I am a new Efudix user (week 3) with solar keratosis patches on my face, 8 of them. I am coping OK though as expected, not feeling pretty at this stage! I've read and re-read patient info. but don't see anything about very swollen and sore lips as being a possible side effect of Efudix cream. My AK patches are down each side of my face, nowhere near my lips. My worst patch is starting to ulcerate/crust, so another fortnight to go at least. I can cope with the discomfort, all except for my lips - any ideas? Hats off to all you guys for your encouragement! ## Have you consulted your doctor? Efudex has been known to cause some generalized reactions, including skin pain, irritation, and sun sensitivity. Are you on any other medications? Are you making sure to stay out of bright sunl...

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what are the side effects for the chicken pills

These Jamaican pills are used to make your butt larger. ## I'm sorry, but from that nickname, description and generalization, I cannot tell you anything. In order to provide you with any information, you need to provide the actual name of the product or its ingredients. There are far too many other possibilities of what it could be that you are talking about. Do you know the name of them? ## I would like 2 purchase the chicken pills over the counter. Are there any side effects & do they really work?? ## Hey i was interested in the chicken pill that makes your butt bigger, but am just scared of the side effects, and does it really work? How do i take it?? ## I think they changed it and that this supplement only comes in a powder form now. Instead of chicken pills I think it might...

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is m171 pill used used by hiv positive people

my sister takes m171 pill every day but is not will to reveal the purpose for use can you please explain ## My partner was diagnosed with cervical cancer, what amused me is that, she is taking m171 pill,and we still sleep together, tell me what's going on here,is my life at risk? she denies after I done some research about the pill and says she's negative ## Is m171 treated tb my friend is using antroiza m171 she cough like she have tb ## Why is it that an HIV person changes treatment so many times confused First it was Odimune Than Tribuss Now its Atroiza ## What is the shape and color of your M171 pill? I located a round yellow pill imprinted M171 that reportedly contains Nadolol 40mg; marketed for use in treating high blood pressure. NDC: 0378-1171 Packager: Mylan Pharmaceuti...

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Allergic reaction?

Used Efudex on back of my hand a year ago with little reaction. Had to use again & this time hand turned into Krakatoa! Scabs & weeping spread beyond immediate application site but understand this can happen. However, also have tiny pin head size blisters among & around the crusting with accompanying itching which I haven’t noted in other experiences on here & wonder if it’s an allergic reaction or part of the “process” & I just need to find something to ease the itching. Any advice really welcome as this time of use is becoming quite scarey ## While those can be normal side effects, it is always best to have your doctor check things out to be sure. Other side effects to Efudex may include skin color changes, swelling, and dryness (the last of...

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Efudex-40 (fluorouracil)

Need all information about this medication please. ## I have been told to apply Efudex to my lower lip, isn't this crazy? ## Not really. It is listed in the drug monograph that it can be used topically to treat certain cancerous or possibly cancerous conditions. ## Has anyone used it on their lips? Won't it just keep bleeding non-stop? ## Heidi- I've used it on my lips three times. Each time it was an application morning and at bedtime. Though about the second week it gets very sensitive and blister-like lesions appear that means it's working. I applied a product called Acquafor (like Vaseline Jelly) to seal it and protect). The healing takes some time but the outcome is worth it. ## I just used Efudex for 2 weeks on lower lip. from day 7 blistered and ulcerated and wept...

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tincture of opium

As a child my mother used to give me 10 drops to control stomach upsets. Now as an adult I take it for uncontrolled diarrhea due to surviving colorrhectal cancer and stool incontinence. I cannot find it anywhere. I used to buy it in Florida and a pharmacy in Canada does not supply it. Please help. ## I am prescribed Tincture of Opium and you definitely can't walk in with a script and leave with your Meds. But any legit Drugstore can order it, I had a little trouble at first because it took 5-6 days to come in but once I notified the pharmacist I was going to need it filled monthly, he ordered it every month so it was there when I needed it. Good Luck P.S Some drugstores don't want all the work for 1 customer and will lie and say they never even heard of it and cannot order it ( ...

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Addiction... Disease or Choice?!

Hi, I’m Herb... My question is, why is addiction considered a disease & not a choice?! I can & have quit addiction but I don’t know anybody that has “quit” cancer, heart disease or diabetes... I’m convinced that addiction is a choice, not a disease! ## Hello Herb! How are you? It is often considered a disease, since some people can inherit a genetic propensity for addiction, just like cancer, heart disease, or diabetes, according to NIH studies. If their parents, grandparents, or others in their lineage were addicts, it could make them more prone to becoming addicted to any given substance, such as drugs, or alcohol. That does not apply to everyone that experiences an addiction, of course, but it has been found to apply in the prevalence of cases. T...

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