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    Drug Combo Does Double Duty Against Common Skin Lesions, Cancers 0 Comments Share THURSDAY, March 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Tens of millions of Americans develop sun-linked skin lesions called actinic keratoses, which are tied to later cancer risk. Many will get a combo of treatments to help clear the blemishes. Now, research shows that the same two-ointment combo -- one used to ward off skin ca...

    April 04 at 3:58 PM view post
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      I'm not planning on seeing my dermatologist soon, but one never knows. I will certainly be asking about the combination you're using though. Seems you're reacting quickly to the treatment being only two days in, but what I've learned it's fast acting. I'm sure others here will be anxious to know how you progress with treatment and what the end result will be. If you've never done any of the three common treatments yo...

      March 03 at 2:56 AM view post
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        Welcome to our group. I've never used this combination of the two and I don't believe I've read of anyone using it here. Some fast searches I found some information which I will be discussing with my dermatologist.  https://www.mdedge.com/dermatology/article/109517/actinic-keratosis/adding-calcipotriene-5-fu-dramatically-reduced-aks Good luck to you

        March 02 at 5:39 PM view post
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          Congratulations to you. 

          March 01 at 3:25 AM view post
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            Hi Sven, After reading your questions I did some fast searching as well as calling my local pharmasist. I'd never read anything here on this site about someone using Picato. I know nothing of how your medical systems works in Germany, but am familar with some of our insurances here in the U. S. A common cream prescribed is Efudex for the treatment of actinic keratosis is about $699.99 for 40g. The generic Fluouoroura...

            February 21 at 8:02 PM view post
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              A note on sugar. My brother in law's doctor said to cut all added sugar and hidden sugar products. Cancer feeds on sugar. If you read the labels on foods you'll see almost anything that's processed has salt and/or sugar as preservatives. How to elimate sugar? Read labels.  Reading labels will totally transform the way you look at food and buy it. At the deli counter ask about added sugars, if they don't know, do...

              February 14 at 5:15 PM view post
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                My condolences on the diagnosis of cancer for your wife. I get the cancercompass newsletter because I use the message board for skin cancer. I began chemotherapy again today, but it's nothing like what your wife and others will go through. Over to the side of the news letter I read about colon cancer questions. As I read questions I wonder do I say what I know from my brother in laws journey or do I keep quiet. Knowl...

                February 14 at 4:50 PM view post
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                  It's bewildering that you've been to not just the two ENT's, but also 3 dermatologists and not one of them has done a biopsy to get to the bottom of what it is. When a doctor "thinks" to the best of their experience, I believe they try the easiest which is the cream. They can freeze what they see, but then you risk a scar on your face, but at the same time if it's not biopsied the evidence is destroyed and they don't...

                  February 09 at 9:45 PM view post
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                    Congratulations on getting approval! Since this is your first time using it you have no idea how you're going to react to the cream. Your's might be the same as others, less, or more, but in the end you're going to be fine and be happy you did it as is everyone. When I picked up mine no matter time I always waited until the next morning to begin treatment that way it had all day to work, then at night wash off, wait ...

                    February 09 at 6:16 PM view post
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                      You probably don't need to take off work until about 7-10 days in, but you never know. Some people have done things with doctor's advice and without so be cautious with what you do. The biggest problem is going out if you need to get something at the store once your face starts looking bad. If it's safe go at night or early morning when not too many people are around to see you. If you're into reading books, a crafte...

                      February 08 at 5:26 AM view post
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