Posted by: Anon | 2009/08/17

Basal Cell Carcinoma


I just found out that i have basal cell carcinoma on my forehead above my left eye, i am a 26 year old female

they have ordered some cream for me to use and if that doesnt work they will have to cut.

I have a few questions i hope you could answer for me:
1) I have read the side effects of the cream are unpleasant what exactly can i expect in terms of side effects?
2) Does this then increase my risk of other forms of cancer?
3) Should i be taking extra precautions such as avoiding the sun, wearing suncream and hats etc?
4) Should i be avoiding any other products such as make up or moisturising cream?
5) How long should it take this cream to work?

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Dear Anon
Please let me know what cream they prescribed?
If you have a basal cell carcinoma ( which should ideally be cut out or frozen with liquid nitrogen) your risk for melanoma is also high and you should avoid the sun, wear sunscreen ( factor 30 at least) and hat. You need not avoid make-up or moisturizing cream
Dr Bets

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