Radiation

Aug 22, 2019

Looking After Your Skin During Radiotherapy

Radiotherapy, also known as radiation treatment, is the controlled use of high energy X-rays to treat many different types of cancer. About 4 out of 10 people with cancer have radiotherapy.  The length of each course of radiotherapy will depend on the size and type of cancer and where it is in the body. The […]

Aug 22, 2019

How can I help my radiation – damaged skin? I need to soothe it but don’t know what I can use.

Radiation damaged skin is often described as ‘really bad sunburn’.  When I have suffered sunburn I wanted to put soothing oils or gels on my skin to take the pain away. Both approaches can be problematic when dealing with skin that has been damaged by radiation treatment for cancer. Gels ‘After sun’ gels often contain […]

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