Cancer treatments can cause a wide variety of side effects to the entire body. The use of powerful cancer fighting treatments including Chemotherapy, Radiation and drug therapy are known to cause changes to the skin, hair and nails that can range from mild discomfort to extremely painful and disfiguring.
Chemotherapy is a treatment that affects the entire body. Side effects range from mild, scattered rashes with redness and itching to severe, irritated rashes and open sores. The skin can become painfully dry as chemotherapy reduces the amount of oil the skin can secrete.
Radiation is a localized treatment. The skin can look and “feel” sunburned, irritated, swollen, blistered and severely sunburned skin. Many patients develop Radiation Dermatitis. This is a form of Dermatitis that produces dry, flaky, itchy and peeling skin in the area of treatment while also being irritating and painful. Sadly, this condition can continue for years.
Radiation treatments affect the skin in such a strong manner that it can also increase a person’s risk of developing skin cancer in the future.
Hair loss is a common side effect of chemotherapy cancer treatments. For many, it is the most distressing part of cancer treatments. Our hair plays a big role in how we appear to others and how we see ourselves. We often define ourselves by the way we style our hair. Hair loss can’t be hidden from view and threatens a person’s sense of self and personal image. It is a traumatic experience that is most often, temporary.
Chemotherapy also affects our nails. The nails may show a line or even multiple lines and indentations related to the cycle of chemotherapy treatment. These lines are not permanent and usually take approximately 6 months to grow out with the nail.
During this time, nails may become more brittle and discolored. The skin around the nails may become extremely dry. Be very gentle with your nails, keeping them clean and trimmed with clean nail clippers as needed.
NeoGenesis for Oncology Skin, Hair and Nail changes
Healing the skin, hair, and nails and preventing infection during and after cancer treatments is a must. NeoGenesis products contain the S²RM® molecules that naturally heal, delivering nutrient rich molecules to areas inflamed, sunburned and peeling from the effects of cancer treatments.
NeoGenesis Recovery serum, abundant in S²RM® molecules is the product recommended to use for skin healing anywhere the body is affected from cancer treatments. Recovery begins to naturally heal and calm the skin where these symptoms exist upon the first application. Other NeoGenesis Oncology safe products provide hydration, relief, and barrier repair in damaged skin, hair, and nails.
For additional information on using the NeoGenesis line of products before, during, and after Oncology treatments, please see the additional pages that go into more detail on how to use NeoGenesis with various treatments and issues that arise from these treatments.
Oncology Safe Skin Care
NeoGenesis has a plan for relief from Oncology treatments that is simple to use and effective. The patented S²RM® technology found in many of the NeoGenesis products will continue to deliver the nutrients needed by the skin for healing and rejuvenation.