Can I use Curaderm BEC5 without seeing a doctor first?

We highly recommend that you see a Doctor before commencing treatment with Curaderm BEC5. You need to have have a biopsy performed first to see what type of skin cancer you have. Curaderm BEC5 can treat Basel Cell Carcinomas (BCC) and Squamous Cell Carcinomas (SCC).

If your cancer is highly pigmented there is a possibility that the skin cancer could be a Melanoma.  If this is the case, the cancer could metastasize and spread though your body fast. If it is Melanoma it needs to be treated by surgery to remove the skin cancer as soon as possible to prevent it from spreading. We do not recommend that you use Curaderm BEC5 to treat Melanoma as it may not treat your cancer fast enough and this will put you at risk of death.

Unless you are familiar with your skin lesion and can identify it as a basal cell carcinoma (BCC) or a squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), you should see your Doctor first for a biopsy.

If you have a metastasized Squamous Cell Carcinoma you could also require surgery. 2 – 3% of SCCs can metastasize.  This can effect your lymph nodes. They may be become swollen indicting that the SCC has metastasized.

If you do choose to try Curaderm BEC5 without consulting a Doctor for a biopsy, use it first only on a small lesion to see what happens.

If you are concerned, please contact our team or consult a Doctor during this test but, we do suggest you see a Doctor first for a biopsy to confirm you do not have a Melanoma.

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