How to Treat Radiation Dermatitis

How to Treat Radiation Dermatitis

According to the Cleveland Clinic, healthcare providers (Radiation Oncologists and Physician’s Assistants in Oncology) may recommend creams that help treat severe radiation dermatitis (aka rad derm) or radiation burns. Symptoms of rad derm: Redness (erythema) Soreness...

What is Radiation Dermatitis?

What is Radiation Dermatitis and what causes it? Modern radiation therapy (RT) utilizes a series of small doses of ionizing radiation to kill cancer cells and shrink tumors. Your health care provider’s goal with this therapy is to kill tumor cells after repeated...

What Are Radiation Burns?

Radiation burn, or radiation dermatitis, can be a side effect of radiotherapy treatments for cancer. It is estimated that more than 90% of the 4 million Americans receiving radiation therapy treatments will develop radiation burn or radiation dermatitis. Symptoms...