Skin Side Effects of Chemotherapy and Radiation Treatment
Chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and other cancer treatments create side-effects that can impact the hydration and elasticity of the skin. But, being aware of the potential skin issues is often half the battle of dealing with the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation treatment. A good preventative regimen of gentle, pure skin care products can help avoid or minimize many of the side effects of treatment.
The goal of most cancer treatments is to stop the replication of cancer cells. While modern medicine does an amazing job at targeting primarily the cancer cells, it stands to reason that healthy cells in your body may also be impacted. Skin cells replicate so rapidly that your skin replaces itself approximately every 30 days. This is why side effects targeting the skin’s cells are so common.
Some of the more common skin side effects of radiation treatment include:
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NOTE: We strongly encourage you to talk with your health care professional about your specific medical condition and treatments. The information provided in this Web site about skin reactions and other medical conditions is meant to be helpful and educational, but it is not a substitute for professional medical advice.