Study Shows Importance of Specialty Skincare to
Improve Quality of Life for Cancer PatientsThose battling cancer can use all the help they can get to improve their quality of life during and after treatment. A recent study indicates that being informed of potential skin side effects and taking action to alleviate symptoms can help individuals cope and dramatically improve their daily lives. Every cancer patient should be at the ready with must-have products stocked in his or her medicine cabinet. “Advance knowledge of side effects and proactive management approaches have been shown to decrease anxiety, improve adherence to cancer treatment, and improve quality of life,” said Dr. Mario Lacouture of Northwestern University (now at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center). [caption id="attachment_988" align="aligncenter" width="220"] Dr. Mario Lacouture, MD[/caption] While certain side effects associated with cancer treatments, including lethargy, nausea and hair loss, are well known, one may be surprised to learn that chemotherapy and radiation therapies can also affect the skin and nails. Redness, rashes, itching, peeling, dryness, and increased sensitivity to the sun may occur. Dr. Lacouture headed a study examining skincare products specifically designed to address the skin-related side effects of cancer treatment. His findings showed that these products greatly improved skin-related quality of life, improved overall appearance, and were more soothing and gentle than other regimens previously used. One of the brands included in the study was Lindi Skin. Individuals who are in the throes of cancer treatment may already feel self-conscious about their appearance and apprehensive about the future. Lindy Snider, a pioneer in the development of products specific for cancer patients, created Lindi Skin with cancer patients in mind. This extensive collection of mild and luxurious serums, lotions and balms is the only full line of skincare products created for those suffering the skin side effects of specific cancer therapies. Snider consulted with leading dermatologists and oncologists to find the right skincare therapy for sensitive skin. The result is an exclusive blend of botanical ingredients. These include willow herb, lavender, red raspberry, pine bark, tomato, cranberry, and echinacea to refresh, renew and rejuvenate compromised skin. Terri from Franklin Square, NY says about Lindi Skin, “I love, love, love all your products! They helped me get through two years of assorted chemo and radiation treatments looking the best that I possibly could and feeling positively pampered. I will continue to use all my Lindi goodies because I never mess with a good thing!” Lindi Skin is available in more than 1,000 retail locations and hospitals throughout the country. To learn more, visit www.lindiskin.com.