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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The patient whose photos are shown and described below (Figure 1) is an individual who was treated in our practice, using preoperative topical chemotherapy with imiquimod.
However, when a patient has multiple actinic keratoses, physicians often prescribe a topical chemotherapy cream.
"After a few years, the occurrence of these cancers can go up logarithmically, until patients get literally hundreds of skin cancers every year." Managing skin cancer in transplant recipients often requires aggressive topical chemotherapy and, when possible, modulation of the immunosuppressive regimen to try to prevent new cancers from developing.