November 24, 2013 9:08 am

Are daily radiation treatments painful?

Posted in: Ask the Pros

Q: Are daily radiation treatments painful?

 

A: When patients receive radiation, the treatment is pain free; they will not feel a thing.  However, the patient’s skin in the treatment area can become sore over time.  As the daily treatments pass through normal tissue, such as the skin, changes will occur.  At first, no differences to the skin are noticeable, but over many weeks of radiation treatments, the skin in the treatment area can become red, dry, and itchy, much like a sunburn. To remedy this, I recommend my patients apply a fragrance free, moisturizing lotion made for sensitive skin twice a day.

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