Most cancer treatments affect the skin in one way or another; symptoms range from fairly mild to very distressing and uncomfortable, but there are things you can do to make yourself more comfortable.
The main side-effects of chemo or radiotherapy
Always talk to your medical caregivers about your symptoms, in case any of them need specialist treatment. And carry a pot of Skin Salvation with you at all times!
See our guide How To Look After Your Skin Before, During And After Chemotherapy for more information and advice.
If you require medical advice we recommend you always contact your healthcare professional.
If you or someone you are caring for seems very unwell, is getting worse or you think there's something seriously wrong, call for emergency services straight away. For general medical advice, please contact your healthcare professional, this article does not contain or replace medical advice.
Do not delay getting help if you're worried. Trust your instincts.