The beginning of a series of radiation oncology treatments may be just one piece of the overall protocol. Below we share some tips to help you through treatment.
Radiation oncology can cause a number of side effects. It is a good idea to familiarize yourself with them before you start so that you can be well prepared. The most common side effect is radiation dermatitis – a condition where the skin of the treated area becomes red and irritated. Typical symptoms of radiation burns and radiation dermatitis include dryness, redness, itching, swelling, and possibly a rash. In addition, radiation can cause hair loss, desquamation (wet or dry), edema and/or ulcerations. Sometimes the side effects of treatment become so severe that treatment must be discontinued until the skin heals. Unfortunately, interruption can compromise treatment.
This blog piece will educate you about skin care during radiation treatment - how to care for your skin, and products that can help if your skin becomes irritated or compromised.
Cancer treatment can be physically, mentally, and emotionally draining. Techniques and products to reduce side effects can help make the process more comfortable and hopefully improve your fame of mind, your energy, and hopefully your overall outcome. We know that you have “Lots To Live For” and we provide cancer side effect solutions to help you maintain your normal lifestyle during treatment.