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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Role of topical chemotherapy for primary acquired melanosis and malignant melanoma of the conjunctiva and cornea: Review of the evidence and recommendations for treatment.
8,9,14,17,20,21) However, single reports and case studies describe variable results when extramammary Paget disease has been treated with alternative therapeutic modalities including electrodesiccation and curettage, (8) laser surgery, (8,9,14,16) photodynamic therapy with aminolevulinic acid, (8,14) radiotherapy, (8,14) and topical chemotherapy with either bleomycin or 5-fluorouracil.
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.