Cancer

This page contains the most recent discussion threads pertaining to Cancer, as well as a list of all of the drugs falling within this category.


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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A Lighter Fluorouracil/Calcipotriene Combo?

I've just completed 10 days of fluorouracil + calcipotriene/calcipotriol treatment - in my case, being in México, branded Efudix + Diavonex rather than Efudex + Dovonex - and one of the most annoying parts of it was that the combo cream is so thick (and greasy). It drags painfully against the affected skin and is the worst part of the procedure in my opinion; the duration and severity of the reaction is way less than using fluorouracil on its own, which is a big advantage, but my question is, is there a "lighter" version of these creams? Or, ideally, a solution/lotion? Actually, I know there is a fluorouracil lotion for scalp use, but you'd need a lotion version of the calcipotriene as well to mix properly I'd guess, and I have not been able to find this. Anyway...

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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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Efudex "Improved Formula"??

I am scheduled to start Efudex Nov. 2 and am apprehensive based on a friend's bad experience and other things I've read. My Dr. said that things have improved dramatically within the last year with a better formula. He said I will use the cream twice daily for 5 days, then he will see me to place a neutralizer on my face, and then I will heal the 2nd week; reducing the experience from a 4 to 2 week timeframe. Has anyone else heard of this or experienced this? ## Hello, Gina! How are you? What type of bad experience did your friend have? As to an improved formula, that might be true, but the active ingredient that could cause any side effects remains the same, so the FDA still lists them as possibly including skin redness, flaking, itching, and peeling. It isn't really a neut...

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Headaches with Efudex treatment

I am on Day 30 of Efudex treatment on the top of my nose and a small area on my chest. I stopped the cream on Day 28 as the skin was starting to erode. I've had headaches the past two weeks that won't go away with ibuprofen, Goody's headache powders, tylenol... nothing. It's caused me to generally feel like crap. Anyone else have these headaches? ## Headaches are a possible side effect of Effudex, according to FDA reports, other side effects may include skin burning, dizziness, chills, and nasal irritation. How long has it been since you stopped using it, now? Has there been any change? Have you informed your doctor of the problem? ## Headaches are common apparently, as is nausea and other gastric issues. And they can vary a lot between individuals. Serious side-effects ...

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Applying efudex to my face and how often to shave

I am applying efudex to my face. I usually shave every 2 days. Should I shave everyday so that my facial hairs do not interfere with spreading the cream on my face? ## I shaved once (with hair clippers, just to short stubble) before I started treatment, then 4 days later before I "lit up", figuring that I probably wouldn't be able to do it later on. I don't think the hair is an issue for application as much as trying to shave with a badly irritated face would be! I haven't used a blade shaver for years and would never try that while undergoing this treatment. Ouch! (I'm not a doctor, just a fellow sufferer.) Having said that, after I discovered - here - the fluorouracil/calcipotriol combo treatment, I swapped to that after day 3 of Efudex/Efudix-only. So I won...

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The 3-week Efudex / Fluorouracil nightmare is now unnecessary!!

Harvard Medical recently discovered a new treatment regime for AK. This new four-day Harvard Medical protocol is going to save us all from the Efudex & Fluorouracil nightmare: Adding calcipotriene to 5-FU dramatically reduced AKs I used this 4-day treatment for AK in Dec '18 and it works!! Save yourself from the 3 week fluorouracil nightmare and do this 4-day treatment instead. I made this Youtube video of my experience with this protocol: The treatment resolves actinic keratosis in only 4 days. No longer is the pain and discomfort of the commonly prescribed 3 week Flouracil necessary to clear your skin of these pre-cancerous lesions. Mix 5% Fluoroucil and Calcipotriene 50/50 and apply twice per day for four days. Both of these creams can be purchased through prescription. Your ...

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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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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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Bendectin

used for morning sickness. Discontinued around 1973. Why? ## I was born in1967 my left foot was severely deformed. There were no bones in the foot just a ball of flesh. There is no muscle from the knee on down. The left side of my body is smaller than the right. I was told by my mother and grandmother that my afflictions were due to a drug mother took while pregnant.im trying to find out what drug caused this.i was told by several doctors that thalidomide is the culprit the timeline is off as i was born in1967. If you have information that can aid me in my quest i would be most grateful. ## Bendectin was given until 1983, and was discontinued due to legal complaints alleging that it caused congenital malformations. It should be noted, however, that later studies showed Bendectin to not...

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Fluoroplex 1%

cream 30 gm ## I've been prescribed fluoroplex for precancerous cells on my face. How bad are the temporary effects? How long do they ususally last? They recommended I use it all over my face, but the red areas are only on my cheek and hairline. Why should I use it all over? ## AK usually turns up as small benign rough areas. However within the skin there are many more precancerous cells. When you use the cream medications, the cells that cannot be seen are killed and brought to the surface. The first time I was treated for 2 rough areas, I ended up having about 50 lesions all over my face. You dr is recommending the right treatment, but it is difficult to go through, as you may end up with a large number of lesions and not be able to work or go outside. I just went through it, I am...

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