Aldara for basal cell

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Avatar f tn I would expect Aldara to cause a reaction in a squamous cell carcinoma. But you won't know for sure till you get the biopsy report back. My pathology laboratory tells me the result in one day. Waiting weeks is unacceptable. I suggest you complain until you get the information you need. Best. Dr.
Avatar f tn Hello, Aldara is Imiquimod which is used in treatment of basal cell carcinoma having normal immune system and it is not used for squamous cell carcinoma. It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.
Avatar f tn Recently I had a mole or a spot removed that suddenly appeared one day just above my nipple on my left breast. When the results came back they said it was stage 1 basal cell carcinoma. The doctor recommended three different procedures, but does not suggest one over the other. I have also been told by one nurse that they all have the same effective rate and by another the most effective would be the cut and stitch method.
Avatar m tn Hello, Aldara cream or Imiquimod is used for treatment of actinic keratosis, warts and topical treatment of biopsy-confirmed, primary superficial basal cell carcinoma (sBCC) in immunocompetent adults. It is still not confirmed whether your mole is a malignancy or a mole. I would suggest you to get an evaluation done from a dermatologist. Confirmation can be done by excisional biopsy with narrow margins.
Avatar n tn I really dont understand it, but evidently the bad cells are thru 3 layers of the vaginal wall. My dr prescribed Aldara vaginally, twice a week for 12 weeks. I've had my 4th treatment, and I'm not having fun. Within 24 hours after teatment I am crying in pain, muscle aches, joint pain, my skin over my whole body hurts. I also have vaginal itching, burning, but its not that bad. I also am having nausea, with upset stomach and vomiting. About 48 hours after the treatment, i begin to feel better.
Avatar n tn Hi, Aldara is iquimod and has been approved by FDA for use in superficial basal cell carcinoma and external genital warts only. Not recommended for use in case of hemorrhoids. Let us know if you need any other information. Regards.
Avatar n tn Is Aldara use a good idea for someone with autoimmune disease (for possible facial pre-melanoma in area difficult to operate on)?
365470 tn?1232750695 Squamous cell carcinoma of the skin occurs roughly one-quarter as often as basal cell carcinoma. Light-colored skin and a history of sun exposure are even more important in predisposing to this kind of cancer than to basal cell carcinoma. Men are affected more often than women As with basal cell carcinoma, doctors usually perform a biopsy to make a proper diagnosis. This involves taking a sample by injecting local anesthesia and punching out a small piece of skin using a circular punch blade.
Avatar m tn the lump from a previous biopsy came back and was veiny...... it was called a basal cell carcinoma and it wasn't cancerous and was unrelated to his Bowens disease. He has a 5/6 inch scar on his back......they decided to remove all the scabby growths on his back but left the spot behind the ear. Hopefully it will never turn cancerous. I have a neighbour who goes to a homeopathic drug store......next time she goes I will ask her to check out if they carry the stuff mentioned.
Avatar f tn At the time of the biopsy (but before the 'results') my husband was given a booklet explaining Aldara for 'basal' cell therapy but no where was it mentioned the medication was also used for Squamous cells and now this has him a bit concerned that he used a medication that may not have been the correct choice. Could someone kindly comment on this ... many thanks...
786424 tn?1236466193 Will the use of ALDARA cream for the treatment of basal cell skin cancer cause a rise in CEA, assuming the ALDARA is indeed killing Basal Cell Carcinoma?
154520 tn?1270167776 Depending on how deep these are and what kind of basal cell they are (there are many kinds). I am doing some research and now looking at radiation therapy vs. mohs. My daughter has an infiltrative/nodular basal cell on her nostril and has been told by several drs. she will need reconstructive surgery which may or may not involve a graft, it may just be a "flap", but either one is invasive and radiation may be an option.
Avatar f tn The vaccine for prostate cancer has got FDA approval but it is still to be marketed. It is not used for basal cell carcinoma. However there is a proposal for a vaccine for skin malignancies but it is still in the research phase. I hope it helps. Take care and regards.
1094370 tn?1317138425 I'm 32 and have had my fair share of basal cell and squamous cell carcinoma. I think the cream you are referring to is Imiquimod/Aldara? It is essentially a topical chemo. Generally if it scabs it means it's working. Unfortunately I haven't had great success with it and have had to have the cancer surgically removed. Not sure where you live, but I have fantastic Doctor recommendations in NYC. Let me know if you want more info.
Avatar m tn Imiquimod upregulated IL-6 and IL-8 in vitro,3 while resiquimod induced mRNA for IL-1α, IL-8, TNF-α and transiently IFN-α.10 Peripheral blood mononuclear cell cytokine induction by imiquimod in vivo required tyrosine and protein kinase C activity, was independent of cellular protein synthesis and was mediated via the transcription factors NFκB and α4F1.
Avatar f tn The clinical relevance of these findings and the mechanism of action of Aldara cream in treating actinic keratosis and superficial basal cell carcinoma are unknown.
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Avatar m tn It is a godsend for anyone that is faced with dealing with things that we come across as sexual beings. Anyway, in the past 2-3 years, I've had unprotected sex with two partners. I'm fairly certain that I've been exposed to HPV2 as I have a pair of small "warts" that seem to match the description and pictures that I've seen.