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  • ventoux has replied to a post on the message board

    Glad that another follower of this thread enjoys "The Mikado" [short, sharp shock]! I'm about to see my derm in a minute, and had another painful surgical operation on my face only four days ago to excise a bcc (third operation this year). So if there was  a magical solution to this condition, I would grab it eagerly. But there ain't. - Not yet, at least. I might feel it worth having another dose of Picato in ab...

    November 21, 2017 view post
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      Sorry to sound discouraging, but Liquid Nitrogen (aka cryotherapy = freezing) is fine for regular maintenance if you keep at it - as I have for 30 years now! But it's not some miracle cure. It has been around for at least4 decades if not more. So if it were the final answer to preventing Actinic Keratoses (AKs) turning into BCCs (basal cell carcinomas), these other more radical solutions like Efudix (sp?) and Picato ...

      October 28, 2017 view post
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        Thanks. Most interesting. I also keep pulling up Petty Spurge (aka Euphorbia Peplus) in my garden, and had no idea of the link between this "weed" and Picato. Plenty of info about it online - though not much about how exactly to use it.

        July 07, 2017 view post
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          Useful post.PLEASE,would everyone else who follows or contributes to this debate, send reports after one, two or three years as to whether the results have really been beneficial in the medium-to-long term. We all know by now that Picato hurts like hell for a week or so. You soon get over that phase. And there's lots of useful advice in this thread about how to cope with the pain. Therealquestion is whether Picato he...

          June 10, 2017 view post
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            Yes. I had a bcc on the tip of my nose 2 or 3 years ago. Surgery nearly always leaves a scar there. A Danish friend, professor of dermatology, advised me to ask for it to be removed by radiology rather than surgery. My oncologist agreed. It was done. No scar. And since I'm covered 100% by the public health system for a condition (skin cancer) which will be with me until I quit this world - whatever actually polishes ...

            April 12, 2017 view post
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              Useful feedback, thank you, Bogansgal. I chipped in this week because I've just had painful surgery to remove a large and growing lesion on my scalp - where I hadnotapplied Picato. But in the next few months I'll also need either surgery or radiography to remove a bcc on my face in a place where Ihadapplied Picato. Now, of course Picato doesn't claim to deal with bccs, only keratoses before they have developed furthe...

              January 28, 2017 view post
              • ventoux has replied to a post on the message board

                I'm glad you're through the ordeal, Flgirl100. But as I said in my posts of a year back, to get the best result the less you try to relieve the pain during treatment by applying Aquafor, just water or anything else, the better. The manefacturer's notes don't warn new users sufficiently that this medecine is strictly for stoics who can bear quite a lot of pain - but that this only lasts about a week. The real question...

                January 27, 2017 view post
                • ventoux has replied to a post on the message board

                  No. But radio treatment for bcc.s on the nose is best anyway. Nose surgery, especially on the tip, often leaves bad traces. Radio involves zero reconstruction. (Though if you're in the USA, I suppose that solution may cost a fortune... In France, fortunately, it doesn't.)

                  December 07, 2016 view post
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                    Exactly. I have kept the instructions in french which say the three tiny tubes are meant to cover an area of about 25 sq cms. (yes, about 4 sq inches, I think). I used it on most of my face and forehead; but not on my scalp since there wouldn't have been enough for that. Perhaps another time I might feel brave enough to try it there too... Incidentally, on re-reading the instructions, I see that they say that the max...

                    March 01, 2016 view post
                    • ventoux has replied to a post on the message board

                      Exactly! That's why I'm encouraging other users to take the time to report on medium- to long-term results. I hope you'll do so in your turn.

                      February 22, 2016 view post
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                      Skin Cancer, Skin Cancer - Basal Cell, Skin Cancer - Squamous Cell, Squamous Cell Carcinoma

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