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Oncology Aesthetics


The skin is affected on the superficial level when lotion is applied during massage.Certain essential oil, vitamins, fat-soluble hormones and fatty substances such as creams and oils, can be absorbed through the pores and hair follicles.  A safe massage with superior ingredients gives much needed moisture back to the skin during treatment. It is always important to consult with your physician for the most appropriate role for massage in the treatment process. Always have available a list of ingredients of your lotions for patients.

The side effects of chemotherapy and radiation treatment that cause the skin to become dehydrated and irritated are not considered life threatening.  However, it is very important for a patient to have the information concerning safe skincare so that they look and feel their best during treatment.  Always make sure that you use the highest quality products that nourish, rehydrate and moisturize the skin during treatment for cancer.

To learn more about skincare during treatment visit:

 Skin Conditions Could Hinder Treatment in People with Cancer  Speaking at the 69th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology, dermatologist Mario E. Lacouture, MD, FAAD, associate member of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, NY, presented the common dermatologic side effects of cancer treatments and why these bothersome conditions need to be addressed. Source: American Academy of Dermatology

Medical Esthetics and Health Challenged Skin

University of Iowa Department of Radiation Oncology

Skin Care and EGRF and Chemotherapy

Skincare and radiation treatment