Topical Skin Cancer Treatment Summary
- Efudix® is the most widely prescribed – typically for solar keratosis or IEC
- Imiquimod (Aldara®) is the second most commonly prescribed – most often for sBCC and solar keratosis
- Picato® gel is still relatively new – usually for solar keratosis
- Diclofenac gel (Solareze®) has a niche for solar keratosis
I can’t remember which skin cancer cream I used before
Efudix is the most widely used in Australia because Solar Keratosis is so common. For solar keratosis, Efudix is usually applied to a region of the body twice daily without a break whereas Aldara® is usually applied to for 3 nights per week. They are also used for some types of superficial skin cancer.
Efudix is usually applied twice per day without a break whereas Aldara is used for up to 5 nights per week depending on the indication.