Aldara for skin cancer treatment

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Avatar n tn He was the one who told me that a lot of dermatologists are in it for the money, and they want you to keep coming back for treatment for something that is curable. He knew that they had lied to me. He also knows I don't have OCD. And he laughed at the stupidity of the doctor who said it was a staph infection, not because the diagnosis was clearly wrong, but because if he was going to dream up a diagnosis to lie to me about, he could have picked something that fit the symptoms. 4.
Avatar f tn Also you should only use the cream in small quantitys as it is also used for skin cancer therefore it is very strong. The skin in the genital area is also very tender. I used the cream for 1 week, so thats 3 applications before I had to take a break from it. I was so sore down below - burning, itching, stinging. Some days I couldn't walk either. I realised I had probably used too much cream and I should of stopped as soon as I started feeling pain. This may be the same for you.
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 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 know of no complications with Aldara regarding Hashimoto's or thyroid treatment -- you may want to check with the pharmacist though to make certain.
Avatar m tn html?WT.ec_id=NCOMMS-20130305 Aldara is a cream used for topical treatment of non-melanoma skin cancer, and is thought to act through stimulation of anti-tumour immunity. The active ingredient, imiquimod, has been shown to stimulate toll-like receptor 7. Aldara also induces psoriasis-like lesions when applied to naive murine skin, and as such is used as a mouse model for psoriasis. Here we find that in naive murine skin, Aldara induces inflammation largely independently of toll-like receptor 7.
Avatar n tn Hello Everyone: I have been taking Aldara cream for just over a month now to treat HPV genital warts. The cream worked successfully on the warts on my anus almost immediately. However, I have a number of other warts around my vagina (mostly on the outer lips) that have been less responsive to the cream. I know that you can use the cream for up to 16 weeks and I have only been using it for 5 weeks, but I'm really nervous about these other warts not going away.
2206935 tn?1373642205 Most Americans are very low risk for dying from cancer (cervical or penile) or having HPV that does not resolve. Your conditions in India are different as the World Health Organization acknowledges. The US has approx. new 12,000 cervical cancer cases a year (mostly in women that have not had a pap in 5 years or more and in their late 40’s) and India has approx. 135,000 new cases. The US has approx. 4,000 deaths and India has approx. 75,000 deaths. Most women in India present to their Dr.
Avatar n tn He said he'd never seen such a severe reaction to Aldara.. He said for me to stop using Aldara which I already did. He sent me home with Lacoid Lipocream (hydrocortisone butyrate 0.1%) cream and told me to apply it to the "bump" 2x a day. He said to me that the bump could be a start of a cyst. He also cyrotherapyed off the two warts on both side of the "bump" this in of itself seem to irritate the "bump" and make it swell more. Well Dr.
Avatar f tn I have only come across literature stating it is a genital wart treatment. Is it now a known effective skin tag treatment? Why wouldnt his doctor pick a more conservative commonly used method over a medication with lots of adverse side effects? Perhaps my boyfriend lying to me/maybe his derm isnt being honest with him. There are a lot of possibilities here and I simply would like your expert opinion so I know whether or not I have possibly been exposed to genital warts.
Avatar m tn What i can tell is that before using Aldara she feels very well. Maybee Aldara works for some people, but for the other it could be really dangerous .
Avatar m tn He's had some skin condition that his vet thinks is cancer, and said the main treatment was surgery, but due to his age (and, unfortunately, the expense involved--last year alone, she's spent over $2000 on vet bills), that's not a viable option for her. She did use a cream on him that appeared to temporarily work-- imiquimod cream 5% - drug name Aldara. It has 12 single application doses (each the size of a postage stamp).
Avatar n tn Red streaks suggest infection, not cancer. I don't see the need for a biopsy, at least not on grounds of red streaking. If the wart refuses to respond and causes pain when walking, then surgery seems reasonable to consider, even though this is not often necessary for plantar warts. I advise you to get an opinion on this matter from a surgically-oriented podiatrist. Many use laser or scalpel surgery to remove such warts. (The material would be tested as well when it's removed.
Avatar n tn So far, I have had genital for more than 6 months 1) Do I have the right treatment? 2) When should I have another pap smear? are chronic genital wart a sign for cervix cancer? 3) How can I stop new genital warts?
Avatar m tn ok i had sex with a girl last summer an she said she had skin tags down in her vaginal reagion, alot of them , an now one started showing up under head of my penis, 6 months later , an i cut it off or squeezed off it grew back phew weeks later , then couple showed up on the bas of my penus an around my groin reagon both grew back sometimes would tak a week sometimes month but im currently in iraq an its april still have them i was wondering if they were tags or waurtz cuz ive had sex with my ne
Avatar m tn You'll see a fairly distinct difference. Also, the strains of HPV that cause warts are not cancer causing. As for virusessuck. Don't listen to him. You don't need a fricken' bone-marrow transplant or some magic supplement. The vast, vast majority of supposed triggers to cancers and autoimmune disorders are every day, unavoidable viruses.
Avatar n tn In 2011, warts diagnosed. Again, multiple rounds freezing/burning, then Aldara worked. Scars/permanent change in skin color remain. December 2013 wart in same area treated successfully with Aldara, but with further change in skin color, likely permanent. January 2014 doc thought 4 warts present in new locations. I didn’t agree. Past warts were hardly noticeable, this time, I couldn’t even see at first what she was referring to.
Avatar m tn They say cervical cancer can take 10-15 years for cancer cells so maybe it’s the same for the oral cancer etc for cancer cells to develop and then to multiply? Who knows. Farrah Fawcett died from anal cancer from hpv in her early sixties I think and Michael Douglas got oral hpv I think at an old age also. There have been women to die from cervical hpv at young ages like 28 and another celeb who got hpv cancer quite young but I think has survived so far, one of the ladies of hairspray.
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?
Avatar n tn It prob is a genital wart as it turns out he had one, however my one does not look anything like any pics I have seen. It looks just like a skin tag. Is it possible for a genital wart to llok like a skin tag? Also I am a bit confused and worried about meeting someone else and giving them genital warts. I understand most ppl have HPV and who knows, I prob had it before sleeping with my ex-boyf, however how does it work with the wart condition?
Avatar n tn 3 out of 4 people who have HPV don't know it and will never develop symptoms. There are currently no tests for males, and if its the strain that causes cervical cancer and NOT warts, there is no way for a man to know. 3. You can have HPV for years and years, and never have any symptoms. In addition, you can get symptoms (abnormal pap or warts) years later from an infection you had previous. 4. Just because you have HPV doesn't mean you will ever develop warts OR cervical cancer. 5.
Avatar f tn This is because I would like to use contraceptive pills for birth control but it is advisable that anyone taking treatment for Hep B shouldn't use pills. My questions are therefore, in my case, when can I stop Baraclude? My second question followed, if I have to continue w the medicine, what are the options I can use for birth control (beside usage of condom everytime, which is not a prefered choice)? Thank you very much for helping with my case.
Avatar m tn As far as therapy is concerned, all treatments for warts have as a common element in that the goal of treatment is to destroy the wart, whether what is used to accomplish this is Aldara, cryotherapy with liquid nitrogen, laser destruction, or any of the other the means for wart therapy. Once the wart is destroyed, typically but not always the healing process in which skin regrows is typically normal and the person's warts are "cured".
Avatar n tn So far, I have had genital for more than 6 months 1) Do I have the right treatment? 2) When should I have another pap smear? are chronic genital wart a sign for cervix cancer? 3) How can I stop new genital warts?
Avatar n tn We've chased all sorts of treatments with nothing lasting very long. Do you know whether Aldara could offer some hope? I understand that it was originally for genital warts but some skin cancer patients have had some success. Any thought and comments about this or any other treatment would be most appreciated. Thank you!!!!
Avatar m tn I've had it for just as long and am just as fed up. I've only upped my vitamin intake, not sure what else to do. I also don't smoke and rarely get sick. I work out constantly and eat fairly well. I do drink on the weekends, that is definitely my weakest link, but I don't think it is why the virus persist with me. Is there an email I can contact you at? If not maybe we can just continue to share experiences on here.
Avatar n tn retinoid treatments are not helping, and the only other main treatment for psoriasis are corticosteroids which if I'm not mistaken are immunosuppressants lol..... are they not? If I start using those then HPV will form new warts.... on the other hand, it would be a neat experiment.... if there are no new warts, then that's +1 for Graceway Pharmaceuticals who claims they are uncertain if Aldara causes HPV to be killed off completely or only to some extent. so... what am i doing?
Avatar n tn Imiquimod (Aldara), a topical immunostimulant used for the treatment of genital warts (USFDA approved indication) but is also used to treat actinic keratoses. Actinic keratosis is a skin condition characterized by rough, scaly patches on the skin of face, lips, ears, back of your hands, forearms, scalp and neck. The usual cause is overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays. This is usually a precancerous condition, which can develop into skin cancer.
Avatar m tn Also, some bumps return soon after the treatment, almost as soon as the skin heals a few bumps I'm still noticing these "suspicous" bumps. I'm sure my dermatologist is competent but I think he's more proficient with things like skin cancer and cosmetic issues and maybe doesn't see genital warts too often. Would and STD clinic be a better option?
598912 tn?1219552112 I have hpv,and i had a reoccurence of gw so m doc 0rescribed aldara. ******* hell hole in a packet. after only s couple days of using it, yesterday my vagina lips swoll up along with the middle portion too. i began to walk funny because it would hurt to bump them together. i was at work still and needed to home asap.