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THE APPEARANCE RELATED SIDE-EFFECTS OF TREATMENT FOR CANCER

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A webinar for therapists working in spas, salons and clinics, to help understand some of the visible side effects of cancer treatments such as chemotherapy and radiotherapy on the body.

Jennifer Young’s free webinar on the Appearance Related Side-Effects of Treatment for Cancer, is an informative and empathetic explanation of the visible impact that chemotherapy, radiotherapy and other cancer treatments can have on the skin and body.

While some possible side effects of cancer treatment, such as hair loss, are more commonly known, others are lesser understood, known about or identifiably linked to cancer therapies. From brittle nails to extremely dry skin, breakouts to skin pigmentation, the physical side effects of cancer treatment are wide ranging and can be extremely painful. At a time of great anxiety, these appearance related challenges can be a source of huge additional distress, not only because they change the way a cancer patient looks, but because it advertises their personal challenges to the world around them.

As therapists, we may not be able to make these side effects disappear, but there are things we can do to reduce them, relieve them and to bring a sense of care and comfort to clients going through an extremely hard time.

In this free webinar, delivered by Jennifer Young, a recognised expert in occupational health and the designer of multiple accredited courses for providing spa therapies to cancer patients, she discusses the skin conditions associated with treatment for cancer so that you can better understand the challenges they face and where you may be able to offer support.

Recorded in May 2020