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Three Treatments Slow Skin Cancer

Posted: August 29, 2006

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Before treatment, the 24 men had dozens of precancerous facial growths.

The researchers treated the men with laser resurfacing, an acid skin peel, or a topical cream containing fluorouracil, a chemotherapy drug.

All treatments worked, reducing the number of precancerous skin growths by 83% (chemo cream), 89% (skin peel), and 92% (laser).

Preventing New Cancers

The treatments also seemed to slow the development of new skin cancers.