Alleviate discomforts

How can I alleviate the discomfort caused by radiotherapy?

The rays produced by radiotherapy can cause skin lesions known as radiodermatitis. Symptoms range from simple redness to severe burns with ulcerations.

Radiotherapy actually caused burning under my breast. I was on the verge of stopping the treatments when I was advised to try and apply the creams after the radiotherapy sessions.

Our advice

  • Protect the treated area from sunlight.
  • Use suitable products for your everyday skin care routine.
  • Use emollient creams after the radiotherapy session, never beforehand.
  • Do not apply any greasy substance within 4 hours of the radiation treatment.
  • Apply an emollient cream as soon as you begin radiotherapy, before you start to suffer from radiodermatitis.

Did you know?

  • Irradiated skin is more fragile and prone to bruising, as well as being more sensitive, even after the end of radiotherapy treatment.
  • When radiotherapy is associated with certain chemotherapies, the appearance of radiodermatitis is more common.
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