A really useful blog with ideas of how to minimise skin irritation during radiation. Thanks Breast Cancer Yoga.

Breast Cancer Authority

Radiation Burn TreatmentBy Margot Malin, CEO and President of Lots To Live For, Inc

The beginning of a cancer treatment journey can be overwhelming. It is emotional and there is so much new information to absorb, and so many unknowns to research.

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…

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