Aldara for squamous cell carcinoma

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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.
365470 tn?1232750695 Hi, Squamous cell carcinoma can be offered radiation and can be curative for early disease. For recurrent disease, it would have some role if he would be coughing up blood, or if there would be some compression of the cancer on large blood vessels. The radiation however, is not likely to improve survival, chemotherapy can be able to do this and hence this would indeed be the preferred option.
Avatar m tn Thank you so much for your reply. The dermatologist originally did a shave biopsy on the mole for me, just because I wanted it flat. (It is on my nose.) In an odd twist, the whole area became red and swollen after the scab came off. This is the area of the original mole and the area around it. I believe some kind of scraping was involved so I thought maybe this caused it. I was told it was not an infection or scar tissue as I went back to be evaluated.
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 Its use is approved for basal cell skin cancer and actinic keratosis, a precursor condition of squamous cell carcinoma of the skin. At present, the best evidence for the use of imiquimod for melanoma or lentigo maligna are only case reports. While the results of these studies are promising, only a few patients have been studied and the quality of evidence is weak. Common side effects to Aldara involve skin reactions in the area where it was applied.
Avatar m tn I guess Carcinoma in situ can be many things from Bowen's Disease to a more invasive squamous cell carcinoma. Either way, I will need to have another surgery to ensure all the material has been removed. This will likely follow with a trip to a dermatologist so I can be prescribed a topical therapy. Any insights are welcome. Best.
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 f tn I am a 33 year old Caucasian male and just received a confirmed biopsy of squamous cell carcinoma in situ (Bowen's disease). The lesion was in my right inguinal genital area close to the "v" line and about an inch below my waistline. Basically, it was closer to my waist than my penile shaft. Ten years ago at the age of 23 I noticed a brown nevus in this same location and blew it off because it appeared similar to other nevi on other areas of my body as I am fair skinned.
Avatar f tn It's also important to know that there isn't any HPV test (FDA approved) for men, only women so we never know when we are in contact with someone who has the virus. - HPV is the causitive factor for 99.8% of ALL cervical cancers. (Squamous cell carcinoma and adenocarcinoma being the two most common types.) There are over 100 strains of HPV and of those, over 30 are genital HPV. But having HPV (or even dysplasia) does not mean you will develop cancer.