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How Fluorouracil helps in Basal Cell Carcinoma

The topical 5-fluorouracil cream may be used in order to treat small, superficial Basal Cell Carcinomas in low-risk areas. The efudix cream mainly interferes with the DNA synthesis by blocking the methylation of deoxyuridylic acid as well as inhibiting the thymidylate synthetase, and subsequently, cell proliferation.

Apart from cream form, this drug also comes in injection form, which is given into a vein.

The fluorouracil injection is used for colon cancer, stomach cancer, esophageal cancer, pancreatic cancer, cervical cancer and breast cancer. 

In the properly selected tumors, cure rates of about 80% have been obtained. The fluorouracil cream is generally applied twice daily and must be used for at least 6 weeks for the treatment of superficial BCC. 

The non-metal applicator or fingertips should be used in order to apply fluorouracil 5 cream. Care should be imposed when applying cream or solution around the eyes, nose, and mouth.  

Hands should be washed immediately following applying this medicine. 

The quantity of fluorouracil cream that you will be given depends on several factors, such as the type of cancer or condition being treated.  Your healthcare provider will determine your dose as well as schedule.

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