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Condition: Superficial Basal Cell Carcinoma of the Skin
9/19/2011 9:44:18 PM

Reviewer: Kristine H, 45-54 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
day 3, twice a day. Chest developing redness & bumps. Face ok so far.

Condition: Superficial Basal Cell Carcinoma of the Skin
4/8/2011 4:38:28 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
My MD prescribed this medication for me to use once a day for two weeks. I am using it on my chest. I look like a battle field with a map of bloody veins all over my middle chest and hallow of my neck. I feel like pins and needles at all times, burning and itching too. I have not slept in two weeks. This is my first day after my two week time of applying the cream, I am hoping the pain stops, ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Superficial Basal Cell Carcinoma of the Skin
4/6/2011 10:50:56 AM

Reviewer: Ken, 75 or over Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
Completing 2 wks of twice daily apps and applying to 1 arm at a time per Drs suggestion. Some discomfort from itching and looks like the arm has exploded with blotches and scabs. 1 more week and then I'm stopping for awhile to evaluate results. Suggest using in cool weather rather than spring & summer. Hoping results are worth the discomfort.

Condition: Superficial Basal Cell Carcinoma of the Skin
10/17/2010 6:52:17 PM

Reviewer: Lyn, 45-54 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
My dad is the one taking Fluorouracil 5% and it helps to read all reviews. He's 1 1/2 weeks into treatment and he is extremely red, purple, blotchy, swollen with both raw areas and scabs. He is sleeping a lot and I read one other comment about someone sleeping a lot although this is not one of the listed side effects. Too early to tell effectiveness or satisfaction. It's very troubling ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Superficial Basal Cell Carcinoma of the Skin
6/3/2010 8:30:35 AM

Reviewer: limobarbie, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I had a Basal cell Carcinoma spot on my upper lip and used the cream for 3 weeks and although I looked like I had a big ugly cold sore during the last week, it did the trick. The area healed very quickly after the applications were discontinued and left new, soft, baby pink skin and if it didn't make me look so bad during treatment, I'd use it on my whole face. I found it to be very effec ... Show Full Comment

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