>What is radiotherapy and how to take care after radiation therapy
Radiation is radiation therapy, radiation refers to eliminate the lesions. Radiotherapy as a treatment for cancer is an important means for many cancers to kill cancer infected tissue.
The down side of radiotherapy is that would cause radiation dermatitis, radiation esophagitis, and loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea or constipation, and many other side effects.
With the use of Chinese medicine for treatment with chemotherapy, not only can effectively eliminatethese side effects, but also increase the radiosensitivity of cancer cells to help radiation kill cancer cells completely . However, it works for certain people might not work for every one, so there’s for sure is a very risky treatment.
Radiotherapy can cause the skin go red or darker ,and dry in the treatment area. Some people take it very well without skin problems , but others can have very sore skin. Therfore it’s all depends on individual’s type of skin,age, and the area being treated.Skin care method various from one hospital to another. You may be told not to wash the treatment area at all during treatment, although there is little evidence that this helps.
It is best to follow the instructions of your own treatment unit. But there is evidence that daily washing with mild, unscented soap and warm or cool water is helpful. You should gently pat the skin dry with a soft towel. Or you could use a hair dryer on the cold setting to air dry your skin briefly.