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Diabetes and skin cancers

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by pensionistamike, Aug 23, 2017.

  1. pensionistamike

    pensionistamike Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi all,
    I have just finished a course to remove Pre -cancerous lesions on my forehead and facial area.......and I was told
    by the Dermatologist that my Diabetes (Type 2 ) was part of the cause especially in older males. Im 79,and I was
    just wondering if anyone else has the same or similar skin problems and what types of alternative treatments there
    might be.---Something less painful would be nice.
    Best wishes to all.
     
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  2. Guzzler

    Guzzler Type 2 · Master

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    May I ask what kind of treatment you had to remove the lesions, please?
     
  3. BrianTheElder

    BrianTheElder Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi @pensionistamike I am T2, 73 and had skin cancer in my neck removed last year. It was the lowest problem cancer and it was removed by cutting it out in a simple op. I also had prostate cancer 5 years ago, but I'm sure that's not connected.
    I hadn't heard of any connection with T2, so I shall follow with interest.
     
  4. pensionistamike

    pensionistamike Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi Guzzler,
    The treatment is 3 separate days with a cream called PICATO followed by a cream called FUCIDINE twice a day for the next
    10 to 15 days until the lesions scab over and gradually drop off . Messy and painful but it seems to work.
    Hope you never have to use it yourself.
    Kind regards
     
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