Skincare can sometimes get neglected during cancer treatment
The skin is the largest organ on your body, and it’s extremely visible. Family, friends, and even strangers can notice side effects of your skin. This can be distressing or even embarrassing. But still, the more severe side effects of chemo can easily cause you to neglect skincare.
Doctors and nurses don’t spend much time addressing most mild skin issues when they are focused on eradicating cancer cells. Side effects that we all expect, such as vomiting and hair loss, can sometimes distract us from other aspects of health in our bodies.
When you see things happening to your skin that no one had warned you about, you start to feel lost and unprepared. Treating skin reactions can become frustrating because of this.