I've been on 6-MP for almost 15 years, and in the last decade have developed increasing numbers of irregular moles (aka "dysplastic nevi"), ranging from moderately to severely atypical. I have had almost 20 removed (none of which have come back as cancerous, thank goodness) but I'm only 29
and I and my doctor are concerned that to continue on 6-MP may be a bad choice for me when weighing that it might be causing these moles. We have been tracking the studies showing that long-term 6-MP usage can cause an increased risk of basal or squamous cell carcinoma, which was not known about
when I started on the drug.
We are currently discussing my coming off of 6-MP and switching to a biologic (Humira, Remicade, etc.) Does anyone have any advice, stories you're able to share of your experience of coming off of 6-MP in general or switching from 6-MP to a biologic specifically? Thank you so much!