Seeking the sun

It’s just so cold that you need a break, some sun, a holiday between or at the end of treatment.  Enjoy the warmer temperatures and a chance for some Vitamin D but avoid the burn.

Treatment can change your skin, as both radiation therapy and chemotherapy can cause sensitivity to the sun. Many chemotherapy drugs can result in super-sensitivity to sunlight and you can burn more easily than usual. During chemotherapy, it is best to avoid direct exposure to the sun to avoid burning of the skin. This sensitivity can remain for several months after you’re had your last infusion.

Be aware of sun sensitivity and always take precautions using plenty of sunscreen and protective clothing including that important hat.

It is very important to be aware of your situation and discuss this with your medical team before heading for that holiday in the sun.

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Betty Whitehurst

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