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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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Editor’s note: Don’t miss Katie Morgan-Lousky’s class with Kris Campbell of Tecniche about “The Spa Client With Cancer–Care and Concerns” during the Advanced Education Conference Program at Face & Body® Northern California in San Jose, CA, on Saturday, August 23! Register today at!

Patricia Ringos Beach is a nurse, speaker and author with advanced certification in oncology and palliative care. In Toledo, OH, she works as a patient navigator and clinical nurse specialist.

Katie Morgan-Lousky is the owner of Ahava Spa and Wellness Center in Toledo. Offering full day spa services, she also founded Cherished Friends of Ahava as a ministry where cancer patients receive spa services with sensitivity to their vulnerability and special needs.

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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.