Are you gearing up for a hot day and you have to be out and about….appointments, appointments or maybe a few days on holiday!! Chemotherapy can make patients more sensitive to the sun and more vulnerable to heat-related problems.
Dress for sun protection and cover your exposed skin with light and breathable long-sleeve shirts and pants as much as possible. Don’t forget to wear a wide-brimmed hat, especially with hair loss.
Remember apply sunscreen because some light clothing does not offer complete protection. Apply sunscreen to your face, the most exposed to the sun and more susceptible to damage. Check on a recommendation for sensitive skin with your medical team especially if your skin is irritated anywhere from radiation therapy.
Wear sunglasses with UV protection to protect your eyes any time the sun is out to offset risks of cataracts and inflammation.Why not make a statement with a trendy umbrella on this hot Summer’s day and Don’t forget to hydrate, hydrate, hydrate…..