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Condition: Superficial Basal Cell Carcinoma of the Skin
9/10/2012 3:51:35 PM

Reviewer: ProfessorMac, 55-64 Male on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I initially used Carac 10 yrs ago in tandem w/ Aldara, today mostly use Carac alone as Aldara produces immune suppressive complaints. If Carac is overused (which I errantly did), it can lead to permanent scarring. If underused, the lesions will require retreating or a visit to the dermatologist to have the area frozen. The challenge in using Carac is knowing WHEN you have reached the END POINT, an ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Superficial Basal Cell Carcinoma of the Skin
2/29/2012 4:43:52 PM

Reviewer: Stephanie, 65-74 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
Just finished 21 days of Carac for 3 small areas on face. Want to discuss organic virgin coconut oil, recommended 1/20/12. Treatment symptoms (soreness, itching) weren't bad. After the 21 days I tried the organic virgin coconut oil instead of vaseline for the dryness. In my case the 3 areas itched and burned. I was extremely, extremely uncomfortable. My dermatologist's office returned my ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Superficial Basal Cell Carcinoma of the Skin
1/1/2012 2:49:04 PM

Reviewer: anniebee289, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I've just finished 6wk treatment of carac on my face .. 2 seperate areas for precancer & cancer cells [1st nose then entire face] . I've been off for a week & healing continues. Dr. says about 18 cancer areas treated well. 2 problem areas remain & will be evaluated in 2 mo. I'm using organic virgn cocconut oil as a moisturise. Much easier & more comfortable to use tha ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Superficial Basal Cell Carcinoma of the Skin
12/24/2011 4:24:45 PM

Reviewer: anniebee289, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
6 week treatment om two seprate areas of my face 1.nose 2.whole face Pretty tough for a blue eyed irish blonde. 2 days left of treatment. I'v got red & purple peeling, cracked,& some bleeding. Ther skin itches & burns at the ssame time. Now it seems to be effecting my digestive system Today lots of crampning & some Diarrhea..I/m taking the day off..it's Christmas eve, but ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Superficial Basal Cell Carcinoma of the Skin
11/21/2011 8:27:51 PM

Reviewer: 65-74 Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I used its older brother effudex over 10 years ago on my face and the results were deamatic with baby-like smoothness after the treatment was over. This time I'm using it on my scalp (bald) and forehead. It seems to be much more irritating this time around and the itching is drivimg me crazy. After my previous results I'm willing to finish the treaatment because I know the results will ... Show Full Comment

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