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Skincare Advice for those Affected by Cancer

Jan 26, 2021

GOOD PRACTICES FOR SKIN AFFECTED BY CANCER

Having reviewed the advice given to cancer patients, by doctors and advisory bodies, we suggest the following:

  • Use only natural products1 formulated especially for use during cancer treatment2
  • Be gentle with your skin3
  • Use less soap 4
  • Moisturise your skin regularly5 avoiding products that contain alcohol as these can be drying6
  • Use lip balm daily7 from the start of chemotherapy8
  • Protect your skin from the sun9
  • Look after your hands and feet, moisturising them often10 from the start of chemotherapy11
  • Look after your fingernails and toenails12 use a natural oil based product to moisturise13

 

REFERENCES

  1. Thomas, R., 2011. Lifestyle and Cancer The Facts: Learn how to live stronger for longer. 2nd ed. s.l.: Health Education Publications, p. 210.
  2. Cameron, A., Calahan, H. and C., Gandhi, M., West, D.P., Rademaker, A. and Lacouture, M.E., 2011. Skin care management in cancer patients: an evaluation of quality of life and tolerability, Supportive Care in Cancer, Available at: .
  3. Cancer Care, Inc, 2008. Caring for Your Skin During Cancer Treatment. Available at: .
  4. UAB Skin Cancer Clinic, ca.2012. Skin Care for Cancer Patients. Available at: .
  5. Cancer Care, Inc, 2008. Caring for Your Skin During Cancer Treatment. Available at: .
  6. UAB Skin Cancer Clinic, ca.2012. Skin Care for Cancer Patients. Available at: .
  7. Thomas, R., 2011. Lifestyle and Cancer The Facts: Learn how to live stronger for longer. 2nd ed. s.l.: Health Education Publications, p. 213.
  8. Thomas, R., 2011. Lifestyle and Cancer The Facts: Learn how to live stronger for longer. 2nd ed. s.l.: Health Education Publications, p. 213.
  9. Cancer Care, Inc, 2008. Caring for Your Skin During Cancer Treatment. Available at: .
  10. Cancer Care, Inc, 2008. Caring for Your Skin During Cancer Treatment. Available at: <http://www.cancercare.org/publications/76-caring_for_your_skin_during_cancer_treatment> .
  11. Thomas, R., 2011. Lifestyle and Cancer The Facts: Learn how to live stronger for longer. 2nd ed. s.l.: Health Education Publications, p. 216.
  12. Cancer Care, Inc, 2008. Caring for Your Skin During Cancer Treatment. Available at: <http://www.cancercare.org/publications/76-caring_for_your_skin_during_cancer_treatment> .
  13. Thomas, R., 2011. Lifestyle and Cancer The Facts: Learn how to live stronger for longer. 2nd ed. s.l.: Health Education Publications, p. 218. 

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