Imiquimod basal cell carcinoma

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Avatar f tn Things are looking great and I am so happy and thrilled about that. My question is, has anyone had basal cell carcinoma during treatment? I have a lesion on the left side of my face and I am treating it, then another one came out rather quickly near the jaw on the same side of my face, and now a tiny one on the right side.
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 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 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.
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 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 m tn 30 In addition to the therapy of established infection the imidazoquinolines may have activity in therapy of cancers such as basal cell carcinoma (BCC). Of 24 patients treated, at various dosing intervals, with topical 5% imiquimod cream, 20 (83%) lacked evidence of BCC on biopsy 6 weeks after therapy compared with only one of 11 (9%) of the group treated with vehicle control.
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Avatar f tn Well, I have to wait 3 weeks then we'll see. I have had basal cell carcinoma in the past and I so didn't want it to be that. Hopefully it will go away.