Radiation--Reduce Effects with Mepitel Film
Hello: I am Invasive Lobular Carcinoma, IIIC, triple negative. I am finishing radiation, 6.5 weeks with 5 boosts with bolus. I have used Mepitel Film, a wound dressing made of non-stick silicone. It helps greatly reduce the effects of radiation burns, i.e. dermatitis and moist desquamation (skin that weeps and bleeds from radiation burns). It helps a lot! I can't imagine what the pain and effects would be without it. I had to buy it myself. My radiologist never heard of Mepitel Film which was a concern to me he must not keep up with current developments.
There have been medical journal research articles about the use of Mepitel Film since at least 2010. You can Google it by using terms: mepitel breast radiation. A lot of research articles will pop up. All countries in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Canada use it for breast radiation. My cancer center is starting to use if for others since my situation turned out so well.
It's a clear film and comfortable to wear. You don't use any lotions or creams on your skin, just the Mepitel Film. Save yourself a lot of pain and discomfort! It works well!!!