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Topic: Scar - Whats the best cream to use?

Forum: Surgery - Before, During, and After — Surgical options and helpful tips for recovery and side effects.

Posted on: Jul 12, 2016 07:04AM - edited Jul 12, 2016 08:31AM by claired722

claired722 wrote:

Hi everyone,

One of my friends has recently had surgery. We were discussion what sort of cream people are using or have found to be effective. Any advice or product reccomendations would be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much. Claire

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Jul 15, 2016 03:43PM Moderators wrote:

Hi Claire -- bumping this post so others can weigh in.

Does anyone have any recommendations on a scar cream?


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Jul 15, 2016 04:17PM tsoebbin wrote:

I'm also curious about when we can start applying it?

I am 54 and Love Travel, My Family and Friends, and Life in General! Dx 4/4/2016, DCIS, Left, Stage 0, Grade 2, ER+/PR+ Surgery 5/10/2016 Lumpectomy: Left Dx 5/11/2016, IDC, Left, 1cm, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 6/27/2016 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right
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Jul 15, 2016 04:38PM SpecialK wrote:

I use Biocorneum - it is a silicone scar gel with sunscreen. Here is a link. I wouldn't apply it until you are completely healed and have the OK from your plastic surgeon or breast surgeon.

BMX w/ TE 11/1/10, ALND 12/6/10. 16 additional surgeries. TCHx6 2/17-6/2/11. Herceptin until 1/19/12. Femara 8/1/11, Arimidex 6/20/12, back to Femara 2013-2018. Dx 9/27/2010, DCIS, Stage 0, Grade 3 Dx 9/27/2010, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 2/14 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (IHC)
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Jul 15, 2016 04:55PM Icietla wrote:

On the advice of my Gynecologist, I am using Recedo Gel. It contains no hormones. I got started with several sample packages after my first follow-up after my TAH-BSO surgery. I started using it as soon as the scabbing on my incision had gone. At my next follow-up, I got a prescription for a 20-gram container and three refills thereof.

My latest (Stage IVB) diagnosis is almost certainly of another distant primary type. To the best of my information and belief, I am still apparently what we call NED as to breast cancer, doubtless thanks to Letrozole. Dx 2/12/2016, ILC, Right, Stage IIA, Grade 1, 0/13 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 2/19/2016 Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left Hormonal Therapy 4/1/2016 Femara (letrozole) Surgery 4/25/2016 Prophylactic ovary removal Dx 8/2018, Stage IV
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Jul 15, 2016 05:32PM Englishmummy wrote:

I use magnesium and almond oil - I mix it myself in my hand after a shower about 1/2 and half. FYI magnesium oil can feel like prickly heat the first few times you use it - I am a year out from BMX and my scars are very, very light and extremely flat. I was not allowed to apply anything until 6 weeks after my exchange so be sure to check with your BS or PS.

Dx 5/22/2015, IDC, Right, 2cm, Grade 2, 0/5 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Dx 5/22/2015, IDC: Tubular, Left, 1cm, Grade 1, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Surgery 6/9/2015 Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant, Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant, Tissue expander placement Hormonal Therapy 7/21/2015 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Jul 17, 2016 05:41AM Clauclau wrote:

Rosehip seed oil. Any brand, but here is a good one with reasonable price

Dx 5/12/2016, IDC, Right, 5cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 1/15 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- Surgery 6/30/2016 Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 7/18/2016 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Doxil (doxorubicin), Taxol (paclitaxel)
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Jul 20, 2016 05:37AM - edited Jul 20, 2016 05:38AM by claired722

Thanks for the reply and suggestions everyone. I will look into Biocorneum! I did a bit of research myself and I found Kelo cote scar gel. There are a fair few on the market but found this specific cancer website which was helpful. I'm not sure I'm linking this correctly but here it is if you are interested: Thanks for the help Claire

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Nov 24, 2016 12:04PM w_barnett wrote:

Seconded. Live Better With has a great selection of products, guides and gift sets recommended by other people with cancer, and people in the medical profession. They've got some great "care packages" for people going through chemo, radio etc.

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Nov 24, 2016 11:35PM Moderators wrote:

Great information! Thanks for sharing!

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Nov 25, 2016 10:32PM JOYINJESUS wrote:

I used Palmer Coconut Butter in a jar

Dx 7/11/2014, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Hormonal Therapy 7/22/2014 Arimidex (anastrozole), Aromasin (exemestane), Femara (letrozole), Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 7/31/2014 Mastectomy: Left, Right Chemotherapy 9/2/2014 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy 4/12/2015 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes

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