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    Condition: Superficial Basal Cell Carcinoma of the Skin
    3/28/2016 10:23:25 AM

    Reviewer: BCCGUY, 45-54 Male on Treatment for 10 years or more (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 5

    Comment:
    I've used this as needed for the past 15 years. It works as stated, and I've had no side effects with it. You do have to deal with the affected area as your body attacks it. It inflames, it can be itchy. You also have to consider it an open sore, so keep it clean, don't put it in stagnant water. Ointment and a small round bandage might help. I recently got a new prescription, a ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Superficial Basal Cell Carcinoma of the Skin
    3/1/2015 1:19:59 AM

    Reviewer: 55-64 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 3

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 1

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    Treated a BCC in nose bridge (couldn't afford the deductible for Mohs.) Also a small pre-cancerous patch under my lip. After 11 days a large area between nose and eye were ulcerated, inflamed and infected. Eye swollen half shut. Stopped treatment and started wound car/antibiotics but kept treating the lower lip lesion per MD instructions. 4 days later my upper AND lower lips are ulcerated. Pa ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Superficial Basal Cell Carcinoma of the Skin
    10/28/2014 1:27:31 AM

    Reviewer: John0205, 45-54 Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 2

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    I had a very severe allergic reaction to Imiquimod. I was prescribed the cream to apply to a mole on my right arm that my dermatologist had diagnosed as basal cell carcinoma. I applied the cream on the mole as directed- once a day, five days a week. About two weeks into treatment, my arms and calves began to feel itchy. Within a week, the itchiness had spread to my chest. I was also developing ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Superficial Basal Cell Carcinoma of the Skin
    9/4/2013 12:20:16 PM

    Reviewer: Heather, 25-34 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 3

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 3

    Comment:
    Superficial BCC, small spot on chest. Taking this 5 days a week for 6 weeks. Im on week 3 and hadn't really noticed any major side effects until now. Currently experiencing nausea & diaherrea and VERY dry lips. Cant put enough chapstick on! Headaches daily since the day I started the cream. No darkening or scabbing yet as others have reported. Not sure if that means it isn't "work ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Superficial Basal Cell Carcinoma of the Skin
    5/7/2012 4:51:07 PM

    Reviewer: 45-54 Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 4

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 4

    Comment:
    Perscribed for two nearly invisible AK spots on face. Now done 12 days of first round. As advertised: starts working day 1 with very mild pain, redness, progresses to VERY pronounced darker area, then scab-like. DEFINITELY an immune reaction working, affecting only the AK tissue even deep under the surface. Doing the job so far. Amazing action for a topical. Downside: looks like I was hit with a t ... Show Full Comment

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