topical chemotherapy


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topical chemotherapy

Treatment with anticancer drugs in a lotion or cream

topical chemotherapy

A cancer-fighting medication, e.g., 5-fluorouracil, applied to the skin as a cream, ointment, or paste.
See also: chemotherapy
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topical chemotherapy (mitomycin-C, 5-fluorouracil or interferon [alpha]-2a).
Common AK treatments include cryotherapy (freezing), excisional surgery, electrodesiccation (burning) and curettage, lasers, topical chemotherapy and photodynamic therapy.
5FU is a topical chemotherapy drug that affects the metabolism of cells and prevents them from growing.