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Neotigazon alternaive

I have a lot of scc in my body, I had a big surgery in my face removing a huge SCC , now I take Neotigazon and make me a lot of froblems, I am.not ready to use any more FUDIX , what can i ask ? Is there a kind of Chimo treatement , I read some weekly chemo one... thanks

  1. @davidop...I am so sorry you are dealing with squamous cell carcinoma. I know exactly how stressful that can be. I know you must be frustrated about the side effects you are experiencing from your medication.

    I can completely understand your apprehension about using Efudex. It can be a very difficult medication. Has your doctor suggested spot-treating with Efudex? I have done that several times, and the side effects are much milder when you treat smaller areas instead of covering a large area.

    There are other treatments that aren't as harsh. One of them is called photodynamic therapy (PDT) or blue light treatment. I have known a few people who have tried it and prefer it over Efudex. The side effects are much easier to cope with and the treatment time is much shorter than with chemotherapy creams like Efudex. It might be worth asking your doctor to see if this is an option for you.

    I am including an article on PDT you might find helpful.
    https://skincancer.net/treatment/procedures-surgery/photodynamic-therapy

    I am also including an article on the different types of chemotherapy. There are several different options depending upon your needs.
    https://skincancer.net/treatment/chemotherapy

    I hope you are able to find a treatment that is effective and has few side effects. I completely understand the struggle. Please don't hesitate to reach out to us any time. I am keeping you in my thoughts!

    April, SkinCancer.net, Moderator

    1. Thanks so much for your detailed answer, in 2 cases I received PDT treatment in each area 12 "times" in one area it works OK but in one not !!, but it was in areas "full" of SCC , so do you have some additional treatment to suggest ? Thanks again

      1. @davidop...I do want to share an article written by one of our advocates who is a Radiation Therapist. I don't know if radiation therapy is an option for you where you live, but it might be worth asking your doctor about. It is used for nonmelanoma skin cancers.

        https://skincancer.net/life-with-skin-cancer/what-superficial-radiation-therapy

        I am including a couple of other artilces on radiation procedures for you.

        https://skincancer.net/treatment/radiation-therapy

        https://skincancer.net/life-with-skin-cancer/superficial-radiation-therapy

        Definitely ask for a sit-down with your doctor on some options that are right for you. I am keeping you in my thoughts as you move forward. Please keep us updated on your progress!

        April, SkinCancer.net, Moderator

    2. Thanks sgain, I am sorry for my mistake.. I wrote PDT but it was " radiation therapy treatement" so I am already after this option...

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