skin cancer

Week 5 Efudix 5-FU – ‘IT IS OVER’ (for now) – after 4+ weeks of treatment with 5% Fluourouracil.

Weeks 4 & 5 have been the worse by far. The inflammation, pain, crusting and flaking were added to by sleep disturbance. I have been waking three times a night for the last few nights, scratching and picking at the scabs formed across my face. Moisturiser didn’t stop it, not did anti-histamines and anti-inflammatories. I …

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Week 2, Days 8-14, Efudix 5-FU, 5% Fluorouracil, Actinic Keratosis chemotherapy, treatment diary

Week 2 on Efudix 5% fluourouracil treatment of Actinic Keratoses. This was a difficult week. Following my initial shock at the reaction to the first application of the EFUDIX to face (I thought it had to be an allergic reaction), I went online to educate myself. I had little forewarning from my Consultant dermatologist other …

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Week1 Day 7, Efudix 5-FU, 5% fluorouracil, Actinic keratosis skin chemotherapy 7 day review

Week 1, 7 day review of 5-FU Efudix 5% Fluourouracil chemotherapy treatment to actinic keratosis on face, scalp and neck. First week was rough. Dermatologist advised ‘it will feel like sandpaper’ but neglected to mention ‘you will look like you have measles/mumps/chickenpox’ combined, plus it will feel like sandpaper! The 5-FU brings to the surface …

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