Prescription skin cancer cream Aldara...

Prescription skin cancer cream Aldara has horrific side effects, say users

There are 2167 comments on the NewsTarget.com story from Aug 8, 2006, titled Prescription skin cancer cream Aldara has horrific side effects, say users. In it, NewsTarget.com reports that:

Elaine Hollingsworth put Aldara on her nose thinking that it was the "benign salve" that her dermatologist made it out to be; instead, it was the beginning of her nightmare.

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Carol

Oak Lawn, IL

#1998 May 19, 2013
I have basal cell carcinoma on my scalp, when i went to the dermatologist the other day she mentioned Aldara & i told her i wanted nothing to do with it. I didn't want surgery told her i would like her to freeze it off, she really didn't want to because it is scattered on the top left & covers a large area but she did do it on part of it & said to come back in 6 weeks. She wants to do a two part process that uses Levulan Kerastick & BLU-U light treatment. I can't find anything bad about it, do you think it will be safe? I told her assistant about this website & she said, "how do you know people aren't just posting bad things about it, why don't you go to the Aldara site?" I told her they are not going to say anything bad about their own product!!! DUH!
Trinity

Winnipeg, Canada

#1999 May 19, 2013
Lisa wrote:
Smart girl Bethany...wish every one would heed the warnings before it's too late.
Hello Lisa,

I am trying to send you an email to exchange info. on our experience with this toxic cream. Would you be willing to contact me by email and maybe we could put our heads together and start a revolution or to see who could help us and others? This goes out to anyone else out there as well who wants to connect to exchange ideas to help each other etc.

Trinity
May 19
Mandi

Liverpool, Australia

#2000 May 19, 2013
Dont destroy your body and your life using this poison.
I have returned home after a little over two months in hospital. My life has been saved, but after this weekend, I wonder why? The pain and constant body discomfort isn't worth it.
Do you really want to gamble with Aldara? My life is destroyed? I can barely tolerate fluids now and am in constant pain. Body unable to function. Thanks Aldara for over a decade of suffering.
Hope the money is worth it to the business executives? To my family , their joy has been stolen. My life has been stolen. Aldara is poison.
Lisa

Dunkirk, NY

#2001 May 20, 2013
Carol, Im glad you did no use Aldara, of course your doctor will be skeptical of this site, and you shouldn't believe everything you read, nor everything you doctor and the FDA say either.I have been posting here over the past 4 years, nothing radical....not constantly , but I care about people, and my experience is 100 % true, not everything can be proven, but when you know something bad happens to you and you know the cause...and doctors or the FDA don't care, then all you can do is try to prevent others from being hurt.....why else would we post here? We have nothing to gain as far as money, fame....nothing...I just think if even one person make a better choice then I'm happy.
Michele

Durban, South Africa

#2002 May 21, 2013
Mandi wrote:
Dont destroy your body and your life using this poison.
I have returned home after a little over two months in hospital. My life has been saved, but after this weekend, I wonder why? The pain and constant body discomfort isn't worth it.
Do you really want to gamble with Aldara? My life is destroyed? I can barely tolerate fluids now and am in constant pain. Body unable to function. Thanks Aldara for over a decade of suffering.
Hope the money is worth it to the business executives? To my family , their joy has been stolen. My life has been stolen. Aldara is poison.
Hi Mandi darling, so your two months in hospital has not really helped, I am so sorry. There is a lady Tracey who would really like to get in touch with you, she is also desperately sick. Could you pls send me your email adress so she can correspond with you she is really alone in this. My email is [email protected] I know she would really appreciate it. Xxxx prayers are with you from me.
john skewis

Coorparoo, Australia

#2003 Jun 6, 2013
Worked for me - I had a bcc on the end of my nose and saw a skin specialist who was going to remove part of my ear and transfer it to my nose.

My wife had previously used Aldara with great success on her nose. I then saw a skin cancer specialist and used the ointment for three weeks. Used for five straight days and then stop for 2 days. The cancer has disappeared - and no recurrence in two years.

I believe the secret is in the amount used. My skin cancer specialist said to make a tiny pin hole in the pack and only use a little at a time and make sure you stop for the two days...
Carol

Oak Lawn, IL

#2004 Jun 6, 2013
I was prescribed Aldara 2 years ago for bcc on my scalp. I used it twice before i got a gut feeling to check it out on the internet & i came across this site. One lady was a nurse & said it shouldn't be used on the scalp or on broken skin, which freaked me out as my skin was already red & irritated! I immediately stopped using it. I tried several other remedies but now the dermatologist is going to try the Levulan Kerastick and the BLU-U light treatment on it June 18th-13. I saw pictures of a lady that had that done on her face for sun damage (she did a blog and had her pictures online). Hope it goes well & i get rid of it!
Kirsten - New Zealand

Fitzroy, Australia

#2005 Jun 12, 2013
Most of the above it utter rubbish. The cream was prescribed to me to KILL Skin Cancer. It is a very evasive approach and I was warned by my doctor. I opted out of getting the cancer cut out as I already have a large scar on my back from having a mole removed in 2012. I am 38 years old, blonde and have fair skin.
I have been using the cream 5 days a week on a small what was 1cm in diameter area on my left rib cage area. It's burning that piece of skin off, I use the cream at night and wash it off in the morning the area if red and itchy (but I don't itch it). I was scabbed and has wept and bleed a little in the past few weeks but that means it's WORKING. The area now looks like a burn and it about 2cms in diameter. I am supposed to use it for 12 weeks although I'm not sure I will need it.
Kirsten - New Zealand

Fitzroy, Australia

#2006 Jun 12, 2013
I should add I have been using for nearly 5 weeks now. 5 days out of seven as per prescription instructions. I am thus far happy with the results, I am more interested to learn if the area will scar. I guess time will tell.
Michele

Cape Town, South Africa

#2007 Jun 12, 2013
Well good luck Kirsten you keep going with the cream. Do you honestly think that me and all the above would post this if it was not true. This is to warn people so the same doesn't happen to them. So don't insult us you know nothing. Obviously not everybody has a reaction to Aldara but if you do you could be in for months, years or a life time of shit. You carry on playing Russian roulette I really pray nothing happens to you.
Michele

Cape Town, South Africa

#2008 Jun 12, 2013
Look up Aldara lawsuits Kirsten, they don't have Anglo American gold paying medical bills and lawyers for nothing. People have died and been sick for years.
Michele

Cape Town, South Africa

#2009 Jun 12, 2013
And one more thing Kirsten please don't be so insensitive to all these people suffering.
Blake Taylor

Winnipeg, Canada

#2010 Jun 12, 2013
Does anyone know a doctor or clinic that might be able to help with the severe pain resulting from Aldara overdose?

-Desperate
Mandi

Ingleburn, Australia

#2011 Jun 12, 2013
Utter rubbish? Ha ha ha ha. What can one say. Just go slather the stuff all over yourself and report back……who cares?
Stan from Australia

Gold Coast, Australia

#2012 Jun 13, 2013
Used Aldara in 2009 for multiple basil cell carcinomas on my bald scalp. After a number of applications my scalp was red and had multiple lesions all over it. There was no pain just a slight discomfort. Scalp settled down. I now have a few more lesions and applied Aldara again tonight.
Stan 13 June 2013
Michele

Cape Town, South Africa

#2013 Jun 13, 2013
Blake email me your address I have been in contact with a lady in winnipeg who is very sick. She would be glad of support in the same country. Email me and I wll send you her email address , this is not something you should go though alone, and unfortunately alone you will be it is hell trying to find any help because nobody in the medical profession knows how to fix it. we all need to be there for each other and try to make others aware of what could happen. You can support each other. I phone her often but I am in south africa. [email protected] Xx
Lisa

Naperville, IL

#2014 Jun 17, 2013
I used Zyclara (not as strong as Aldara) on a SBCC on my chest 2 months ago. I was to use it 5 days on 2 days off for 6 weeks. I used it the first 5 and began having muscle twitches after the 3rd day. I was able to go 10 doses and had to quit. I ended up in the emergency room with debilitating joint and muscle pain. I stopped using it 6 weeks ago and still have muscle twitches, tore the psoas muscle in my back and now have developed very large, painful swollen lymph node under my jaw that just appeared out of nowhere. I'm having an MRI of my back and nerve conduction testing for possible MS, being tested for lupus, and also have an appointment with an ENT for the lymph node issue which has me really scared. I have so many bruises on my arms from doctors taking blood its embarrassing. I wake up every morning now praying for a day without pain and twitching. I wouldn't give this medicine to my worst enemy. I have been to more doctors, urgent care centers and ERs in the past 6 weeks then ever. Everyone believes me a hypochondriac. I really wish I was one and this pain was all in my head. I'm almost out of sick and vacation days at work. I really wish they would take this stuff off the market.
Michele

Cape Town, South Africa

#2015 Jun 18, 2013
Lisa just to let you know Aldara poisoning does not show on an MRI or xrays etc. Unless it turns into a particular illness which it probably won't do for a while you are not going to pick up anything. What you are having is just a few on a long list of symptoms, it is truly horrible and nobody will believe you specially not the doctors because they no F all about cytokines and them being upset. The only thing which will show is inflammation in a blood test that is all. Sorry this has happened to you. I too have now sick leave or medical aid left unless I have to go to hospital I have to pay it all myself. It is all so horrid and one feels terribly alone.
Mandi

Ingleburn, Australia

#2016 Jun 18, 2013
Lisa, Unfortunately most Drs would prefer to blame you rather than feel they don't know something.
This will go on and on, to the detriment of your life, which has been my experience with hospital Drs.
Be very careful.
As Michele has pointed out, the tests that they can do, will not show anything, and it can become very upsetting when you know how ill you are, to continuously get NAD test results and have Drs that you will possibly need in the future for acute episodes, label you at this stage…..
And they will label you, and discriminate against you, and when you really need some urgent medical care they wont give it to you…... regardless of what it is for….
For me it was for life threatening Septicaemia and their discrimination saw me lapse into a coma, Stroke, and Adrenal Collapse after 15 months of begging for help from ED Drs…be very careful.
These Drs just go home to their own little world and don't give you another thought, until you turn up again…..you live with this 24 hrs a day. Be very careful. They can end up having a lot of power over you, and as I found out….they and the hospitals they work in, can decide that your life is not worth very much and not offer you any treatment at all when you are suffering from hideous illness. They are not that clever.
Please be careful.
They have a lot of power that they shouldn't have.
Lisa

Milwaukee, WI

#2017 Jun 19, 2013
Thank you so much for responding. Mandi I am praying you will being to get better. Michelle, I read a few pages back that were feeling better. Please tell me this is still the case. It gives me hope. I only used 10 applications on my chest, and for some reason it never bled or crusted. Never changed the skin at all, so I am hopeful that maybe I can get better also. Right now I am dealing with a very painful blocked salivary gland that the doctor said is normally seen in patients with HIV, which I do not have, which means its my immune system. I have started to see a medical intuitive who comes highly recommended I am so desperate. He told me I have a very bad infection from the cream and has me on L-Lysine and trace minerals. My body didn't seem to like the trace minerals and I broke out in a rash so I had to stop that. The only good thing is that with every new symptom, the previous symptom seems to get better. The nerve pain was the worst. I would love to hear from people who eventually got better.

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