Patients undergoing radiation treatment commonly suffer from a painful skin condition known as Radiation Burn (Radiation Dermatitis). This is a common side effect in which the skin of the treated area becomes inflamed and irritated. It occurs because radiation therapy not only kills cancer cells, but it can also kill some of the healthy cells within the body. In most cases, damage to the skin occurs within one to two weeks of treatment, but it usually resolves itself once treatment is finished.
One of the best ways to combat post-treatment skin irritation is to initiate a hydrating radiation skin care regimen using quality skin care products that have been clinically-proven to help soothe the skin and ease the pain. You can also do the following to help improve your results:
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