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    Condition: Superficial Basal Cell Carcinoma of the Skin
    5/19/2019 6:36:47 PM

    Reviewer: Steve, 45-54 Male on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 4

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 4

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 4

    Comment:
    OK, I have had numerous treatments over the years as I have very fair skin (grew up in Australia). ... Firstly, this treatment sucks but is really worth it. Use for 2 weeks, then have 2 weeks off, and apply for another 2 weeks on again - then STOP. ... Stay out of the sun as much as possible and use Aquaphor after a week or two for some relief. ... The benefits will be both killing off skin cancer ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Superficial Basal Cell Carcinoma of the Skin
    4/15/2019 12:05:01 PM

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

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 3

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 1

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 2

    Comment:
    Used the cream twice a day for the 14 days...never again!! the dryness around my mouth and nose is terrible as is the redness and dryness under my eyes. I have spots that I never had before, hopefully they will disappear. this is a brutal treatment which so far has made me look worse than better.

    Condition: Superficial Basal Cell Carcinoma of the Skin
    3/21/2019 8:19:30 AM

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

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 4

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 2

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 2

    Comment:
    I was never explained anything about this drug. If i had known it was chemo i never would have taken it. I developed a rash, diarrhea sick to my stomach. And nervousness. But it removed the mole. Was it worth it?

    Condition: Superficial Basal Cell Carcinoma of the Skin
    3/3/2019 6:10:06 PM

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

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 4

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 4

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    Just finished two weeks, twice a day and was given minimal info as to what effect to expect. Forehead and nose treatment areas red, burned, crusted, weeping. Experienced severe headaches, extremely dizzy and nauseous over the last few days of treatment. Forehead and nose look like raw meat!!

    Condition: Superficial Basal Cell Carcinoma of the Skin
    2/15/2019 6:05:39 PM

    Reviewer: Skinned but alive , 45-54 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 a 30 day schedule of twice daily applications to my cheek. Itâ??s been unsightly for the last 18-20 days. Based on other reviews, Iâ??d say Iâ??ve been fortunate that there has been minimal pain or burning sensations. Doctor has advised me to use petroleum jelly to ease any discomfort. Iâ??m looking forward to the healing process and shedding what is now flaming d ... Show Full Comment

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