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Topic: Moisturizing for Radiation Therapy

Forum: Radiation Therapy - Before, During, and After —

What to expect from treatment and ways to cope with side effects.

Posted on: Jan 13, 2021 03:27PM

HartwellJ wrote:

I start radiation today. I know about moisturizing after treatment, but has anyone been told not to moisturize before treatment each day? If so, when? Just as you are changing into the gown or before you leave home?

Thanks, hoping to hear something soon. The office did not answer...

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Jan 13, 2021 04:09PM Moderators wrote:

Dear HartwellJ

It says this in our tips for treatment: Do not apply creams, lotions, etc. 4 hours before treatment. The same list in the imbedded link also offers suggestions on what type of creams, etc to apply after treatment. Here is another link to important information for those starting Radiation Therapy. Hope we got back to you in time. Keep us posted on how your treatment goes and let us know how we can support you throughout.

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Jan 13, 2021 06:58PM - edited Jan 13, 2021 06:59PM by Mama2FourKiddos

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Jan 13, 2021 07:25PM HartwellJ wrote:

Thank you! I did get your answer before I left. 19 more treatments to go!

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