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Cancer and Skin Changes: Acnelike Rash
By: Patricia Ringos Beach and Katie Morgan-Lousky
Posted: May 30, 2014, from the June 2014 issue of Skin Inc. magazine.
Steve was diagnosed with stage four lung cancer, and was receiving chemotherapy and targeted therapy, and his treatment plan was designed to stop the cancer’s progression. He was experiencing an acnelike rash on his face due to the drugs he was receiving to treat his cancer.
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Upon his departure, Steve learned about the importance of sun protection, not using over-the-counter acne products on his rash, the importance of consuming 6–8 glasses of fluid daily and moisturizing with an organic moisturizer.
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