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  • redintheface has replied to a post on the message board

    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
    • redintheface has replied to a post on the message board

      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
      • redintheface has replied to a post on the message board

        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
        • redintheface has replied to a post on the message board

          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
          • redintheface has replied to a post on the message board

            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
            • redintheface has replied to a post on the message board

              Amber, Another thought, the nurse you're working with has numerous patients to work with so you're in line somewhere waiting your turn. You have one person to worry about, you. Be your own advocate and call your insurance company first thing in the morning directly. Tell them how urgent this is, more spots have popped up and delaying treatment increases your risk of it turning to cancer which will be more costly to ...

              February 08 at 4:53 AM view post
              • redintheface has replied to a post on the message board

                I've never known/heard of a nurse getting authorization for medications. I learn something new every day. It's sad, but true doctors don't give much information about this treatment and then you're kinda on your own from there. It seems everyone is treated for 4 weeks then at the erosion stage you're finished. Well, finished applying the cream, but you're not finished you have to heal. If you've read many stories her...

                February 08 at 4:31 AM view post
                • redintheface has replied to a post on the message board

                  Welcome to CancerCompass. Fluorouracil (less expensive, but still expensive) is the generic for Efudex. Both are equally effective. I've gone through this treatment many times using both at different times. I've had to use both on my entire face as well as ears. Nothing has ever shown on my ears. Are you male and is it on your left ear? The reason I ask is men are more likely to get it on their ears (due to short hai...

                  February 08 at 4:14 AM view post
                  • redintheface has replied to a post on the message board

                    I'm wondering if you're not in the US. Our doctors have no idea as to whether or not insurance will cover medications. If you've been prescribed Efudex, the branded cream, maybe you can see if you can get the generic, Fluorouracil cream, USP 5%. I've used both and are equally effective. The generic is less expensive, but still expensive. I'd be cautious about buying online as you have no way of knowing the date of ex...

                    February 08 at 3:56 AM view post
                    • redintheface has replied to a post on the message board

                      One place we're advised not to put Efudex is on the lips.  If you have creases around your lips you have to be careful because they will cause the cream to run into the lips. I imagine the diatomaceous earth created a barrier/dam against the cream. How did you come up with putting it on your lips? I'm surprised your doctor didn't tell you not to use make up, but then again, they don't give enough information abo...

                      February 07 at 12:33 PM view post
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