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Basal Cell Carcinoma/Aktinic Karatosis

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  • Posted By: jimbo61
  • September 9, 2007
  • 02:47 AM

I am a 45 year old male who spent a lifetime in the Sun and am now paying the price. I have had over 25 Basal Cell Carcinomas removed form my body. I am currently usin Carac Cream on my face and scalp for Aktinic Karitosis. If there is anyone out there that has a similar story please respond to my post and visit my web site.

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  • Jimbo,I am an East Coaster, and a veteran 30 years of surfing and was diagnosed with with the identical diagnosis in '06 Basal Cell Carcinoma/Aktinic Karatosis. It came back this spring, and I am still using the same treatment Efudex Cream and Aldara cream. Also, I have found that Bullfrog spray 36 SPF let's me participate in the sun longer, e.g. surfing. Also I make the bullfrog spray, since it is absorbed immediately, a daily part of skin regimen, even on overcast days, when you can still get cooked.And remember in the winter, still take care of your skin, as you can still fry your skin.Later,Joe Shelton
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  • What procedure did you have to remove the basal cells?I had MOHS for a basal cell on the forehead and they still took a large chunk of skin. That was six months after the first dermatologist misdiagnosed it as a "blocked pore" (!).
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  • Hello. I am a 39 yr old female, and was first diagnosed 9 yrs. ago with basal cell carcinoma & ackitenous keritosis. I had the MOES surgery done on my forehead, and they took skin out all the way into the muscle. I then had efudex treatment, and carac treatment for nine months. Since then I have had another MOES procedure for basal cell, about 20 or more basal cells removed, 10 or more squamous cells removed, and 2 melanoma removed. I also had squamous cell carcinoma on my lips where I did aldara. That was ..well pure ***l..because my lips got infected and bleed profusely. I live in California and have had too much fun in the sun, bogging boarding, in the Navy out to Sea in my younger years, laying out in the sun, tanning booth, etc..... I found this great lip block called "Lipcotz" it is 45 SPF. My Dr. turned me onto it. It is the strongest block for the lips on the market. Are either of you guys seeing a specialist for your condition? Like John Wayne Foundation for example? For any ladies out there that may be reading this I also know of some great sun block that is skin tone, and powder that I got from a dermatologist. It doesn't make you break out, and is very light. The tinted, chemical free sunscreen is "Elta MD Skincare" SPF 41. Then the powder is "Science sunforgettable, SPF 30. Works great. check it out online. Maybe they sell it. Or I can send the name of my sisters dermatologist and they can maybe ship it to you. Any advice from all of you?
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