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Treatments for Sun-Damaged Skin Chico CA

Fluorouracil is used to treat cancers of the colon, head and neck, pancreas and other organs in Chico. Changes in skin appearance have been noted in people undergoing treatment with systemic fluorouracil, and this led to the development of a skin cream that contains the cancer drug.

Daniel A Pardini
(530) 895-1396
270 Cohasset Rd
Chico, CA
Specialty
Dermatology

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Linda Davis-Reed
(530) 895-1396
270 Cohasset Rd
Chico, CA
Specialty
Dermatology

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Stephen Douglas Schwartz, MD
(530) 891-0626
1430 Esplanade Ste 6
Chico, CA
Specialties
Dermatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: St Louis Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63104
Graduation Year: 1966

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Donald Foley Richey, MD
(530) 342-3686
251 Cohasset Rd Ste 240
Chico, CA
Specialties
Dermatology, Dermatopathology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Or Hlth Sci Univ Sch Of Med, Portland Or 97201
Graduation Year: 1964
Hospital
Hospital: Enloe Med Ctr -Esplanade, Chico, Ca
Group Practice: North Valley Dermatology Ctr

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Francis Paul Sajben, MD
(530) 342-3686
251 Cohasset Rd Ste 240
Chico, CA
Specialties
Dermatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: University of Missouri School of Medicine, 1991
Graduation Year: 2007

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Korock Center
(530) 891-4300
9 Governors Ln
Chico, CA
 
Stephen David Schwartz, MD
(415) 345-8777
1985 Hooker Oak Ave
Chico, CA
Specialties
Dermatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, Irvine, Ca Coll Of Med, Irvine Ca 92717
Graduation Year: 1970

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Urban Medspa Incorporated
(530) 891-8772
3221 Cohasset Rd
Chico, CA
 
Daniel Anthony Pardini, MD
(530) 895-1396
270 Cohasset Rd Ste 110
Chico, CA
Specialties
Dermatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: St Louis Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63104
Graduation Year: 1976

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Linda Davis Reed, MD
(530) 877-0762
270 Cohasset Rd
Chico, CA
Specialties
Dermatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, Davis, Sch Of Med, Davis Ca 95616
Graduation Year: 1986

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Treatments for Sun-Damaged Skin

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MONDAY, June 15 (HealthDay News) -- Applying the chemotherapy drug fluorouracil to skin might help improve the appearance of sun-damaged areas and reduce potentially precancerous patches, according to a small, new study.

Fluorouracil is used to treat cancers of the colon, head and neck, pancreas and other organs. Changes in skin appearance have been noted in people undergoing treatment with systemic fluorouracil, and this led to the development of a skin cream that contains the cancer drug.

The new study included 21 healthy volunteers with sun-damaged skin and actinic keratoses -- skin lesions that could develop into skin cancer -- on their faces. The participants applied 5 percent fluorouracil cream to their faces twice daily for two weeks.

The researchers said that the number of actinic keratoses declined from an average of 11.6 lesions per person to an average of 1.5 lesions. There were also improvements in aging-related damage, including wrinkling and dark skin spots.

The study, funded by Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, was published in the June issue of the journal Archives of Dermatology.

"For patients in whom a course of topical fluorouracil is indicated for the treatment of actinic keratoses, there will likely be the additional benefit of a restorative effect from sun damage; this may provide further motivation for these patients to undergo the rigorous treatment," concluded Dr. Dana L. Sachs, of the University of Michigan Medical School, and colleagues.

"It is possible that for some patients topical fluorouracil may have an important role against photo-aging," they wrote. "For others, however, it may not be cosmetically acceptable given that a standard course of therapy may last two to three weeks and the ensuring reaction can persist for several more weeks. Undoubtedly, there will be patients who desire a therapy such as topical fluorouracil for cosmetic purposes given the relatively low cost of this therapy compared with ablative laser resurfacing."

More information

The U.S. National Cancer Institute offers skin cancer prevention tips.

SOURCE: JAMA/Archives journals, news release, June 15, 2009

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