Surgery could have removed Susan Eslick's cancer altogether. But it would also have left a big scar in the middle of her face. But Susan found a doctor who offered an alternative.
Dartmouth Doctor Shane Chapman is studying this cream, Imiquidmod to treat a type of melanoma that affects the skins' surface.
The cream is a welcome alternative to the scars surgery can leave behind.
Dr. Chapman says it actually turns on, or triggers and immune response. So what it's doing is basically causing cell destruction.
Studies show Imiquimod is 93 percent effective at destroying this type of melanoma.
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