Skin Cancer Medication

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Skin Cancer Medication
Skin Cancer Medication

Skin cancer is a fatal disease characterized by the abnormal growth of skin cells. The most visible warning signs of skin cancer are the changes in the appearance of the skin. If one ignores or overlooks the initial signs and symptoms then these signs may develop into serious form of skin cancer. Cancerous cells can spread to other parts of the body and affect other regions, thereby hampering normal functioning of the human body. To prevent the skin cancer cells from spreading to other body tissues and organs, it is important to curb the growth of skin cancer cells at an early stage. If left untreated, cancer cells can invade into other body parts.

There are different treatment methods for skin cancer. From radiation therapy to chemotherapy, surgery and drugs, skin cancer can be treated effectively by a range of methods or use of a combination of two or more methods. One of the most effective ways of treating skin cancer is use of drugs. The world market is filled with drugs that can cure skin cancer. There are different types of drugs and medications available for the treatment of skin cancer. Basal cell carncinoma and squamous cancer that are most common types of skin cancer can be treated with the use of some of the drugs and medications available easily.

Following is a list of the some of the skin cancer medication and drugs that are most commonly used and recommended by doctors and health care practitioners around the globe.

Efudex Cream

The use of this drug is mostly common for the treatment of multiple actinic or solar keratoses in which the skin cancer cells are caused due to the excessive exposure to sunlight. However, this drug is not only used for treating cancer cell growth triggered by the harmful sun rays but it is also used by doctors in other health conditions. The antineoplastic property of the Efudex cream helps in blocking the abnormal growth of certain types of cells that are fatal.

If you have been recommended the use of Efudex, remember that use of this drug can cause more harm than curb the growth of cancer cell if you are allergic to any of the ingredients as present in this drug. Use of this drug is not advised for a pregnant women or women who want to conceive. It is also not recommended for those having metabolic disorder dihydropyrimidine dehydrogenase (DPD) enzyme deficiency. It is best to consult a doctor if you have any other disease or any allergy before taking this drug.

Carac Cream

It is another effective drug used for curbing the uncontrolled growth of cells as that have been caused due to too much exposure to sunlight. Use of carac cream is found to be quite effective in the treatment of multiple actinic or solar keratoses. There are other medical conditions apart from preventing skin cell growth for which the doctor might judge its use to be beneficial. It works wonder in interfering with the growth of cells that can lead to fatality. Being antineoplastic, carac cream is mostly advised by doctors' world over for people who suffer from skin cancer resulting from sun's rays.

Some medical conditions may render the use of Carac Cream completely futile. Therefore, it is best to have a talk with your health practitioner if you have any of the following medical conditions:

  1. If you are planning to have a baby or you are breast-feeding.
  2. If you are allergic to certain types of medicines, foods and some other types of substances.
  3. If you are already using prescription and non-presciption drugs or any kind of herbal or natural dietary supplements.
  4. Using carac cream is also not advised for those having metabolic disorder dihydropyrimidine dehydrogenase (DPD) enzyme deficiency.
  5. If the skin surface that has been treated with the use of carac cream develops open sores or gets inflamed or damaged.
PLX4032

This is a new drug which according to latest research can transform the landscape of skin cancer treatment. This drug has proved to shrink tumors in most patients whose melanoma migrated to other skin tissues.


Fluoroplex Cream and Fluorouracil topical are also considered highly effective for the treatment of scaly overgrowths of skin. The latter is use for preventing the growth of basal cell carcinoma. Fluorouracil topical is available both as cream and solutions. Know which form of this medication will work best for your type of skin cancer. Introduction of drug called ipilimumab have also provided hope to several skin cancer patients fighting metastatic melanoma.