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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.
Cancer and Skin Changes: Acnelike Rash

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.


ME Lacouture, Dr. Lacouture’s Skin Care Guide for People Living with Cancer, Harborside Press, Cold Spring Harbor, NY (2012)

Oncology Esthetics: A Practitioner's Guide REVISED AND EXPANDED EDITION
Author: Morag Currin

Color Images! New chapters on breast cancer, ethnic skin, an updated/expanded drug guide of common and new drugs and much more. This book was written just for you in an organized, no-nonsense way to help you understand the different cancers, the therapies and sensitivities.

Oncology Esthetics Revised and Expanded Edition has been written with heartfelt sensitivity in order to give you the information you need to treat clients who are cancer survivors or are undergoing treatment for cancer.