Archives: December 2018

  • Managing Dry Skin after Breast Cancer Radiation

    December 24, 2018
    Most cancer patients receive radiation therapy at some point during their treatment. Radiation therapy causes numerous side effects such as erythema, itchy, flaking skin (dry desquamation), and other severe reactions like moist desquamation. Repeated radiation exposure can cause an imbalance in tissue damage and repair making the exposed skin to repair itself slower than usual. Here are suggestions to help manage dry skin after radiation: Moisturize...read more
  • Cancer Symptoms That Often Go Unnoticed

    December 14, 2018
    Cancer causes a variety of symptoms depending on its location in the body, how much it has spread and how it affects other organs and tissues. Cancer symptoms may not be obvious, and they can manifest as minor changes such as persistent back pain or a nagging cough which is not taken seriously. Knowing the symptoms of cancer is...read more

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