Radiation therapy uses high-energy beams to treat cancer. It works by damaging the cancer cells and making it hard for them to reproduce. Your body is then naturally able to get rid of these damaged cancer cells. Radiation therapy also affects normal cells. However, your normal cells are able to repair themselves in a way that cancer cells can’t. During radiation therapy, your skin and hair in the area being treated will change. Your skin may turn pink, red, tanned, or look like it has sunburn. You may develop blisters and have your skin peel in the skin folds under your arm and breast, the skin over your collar bone, and other areas in the area of radiation therapy that had earlier sun exposure. Your skin may also become very sensitive and itchy. You may have swelling and tenderness in the treated breast. The skin reaction from radiation therapy is usually the worst 1 or 2 weeks after radiation therapy ends, and begins to heal after that point. The healing often takes 3 to 4 weeks.
Rowdy Wellness proudly provides patients with a salve that has been very successful in the radiation process on the skin. Patients have shared their story using our 900mg salve and how doctors were truly amazed at the results. We also highly encourage all of our customers to trying the new technology, pain free, immediate results mammogram called Sure Touch! Preventative medicine is the future of healthcare!