Increase in skin cancer while on 6MP or prednisone?

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   Posted 10/5/2008 2:33 PM (GMT -7)   
     It seems to me that since I have been on this course of prednisone (better part of 6 months) and the 6MP, I have developed little moles, which I NEVER had before.  I am making an appointment with a dermatologist tomorrow.  Hope she doesn't make me wait three months like she does to my husband.
62 yr old granny. South Jersey
Diagnosed with ulcerative proctitis in 1998 in hospital
Hospitalized (2nd time) in May 2008
Still flaring.   Afraid that I am pred dependant.  Back on Pred 40 mgm for five days, then taper.  Other meds...Colazal, 6MP, Nexium, Cort enemas, Canasa suppository, Benicar, Toprol xl, water pill.
Calcium, Probiotic, Flaxseed oil capsule, multivitamin with Iron
Also have osteoporosis and high blood pressure
Remicade NOT an option. Not a candidate for surgery yet..says surgeon.

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   Posted 10/5/2008 4:56 PM (GMT -7)   
I've always had moles, skin tags, freckles, etc. However, since being on Imuran I see more of them (and skin tags removed years ago are growing again...) and I react faster to the sun. Early this summer I was always pink :(
Pan-colitis and GERD diagnosed May 2003
Osteopenia (hip and spine) diagnosed Feb 2006
Status:  Remission?!?!?
Asacol 12 per day,  Azathioprine 100mg, Aciphex, Forvia, and Pro-Bio
Remicade: 1st infusion 06/17/08:  Next infusion: 10/07/08
Last Prednisone dose:  7/15/08
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