2012
DOI: 10.1590/s0104-11692012000300024
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Prevention of skin reactions due to teletherapy in women with breast cancer: a comprehensive review

Abstract: One of the possible courses of cancer treatment is teletherapy, and one of the most important adverse side effects are skin reactions, an ailment more commonly called radiodermatitis. The main purpose of this study is to analyze knowledge of the evidence about topical products used in the prevention of radiodermatitis, to support care delivery to women with breast cancer during teletherapy. The research method used here is the comprehensive literature review. Four databases were used to select the bibliography… Show more

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“…A blind randomized study with 254 women undergoing radiotherapy for breast cancer compared the usage of calendula (126 patients) with Trolamine® (128 patients) and found that the incidence of radiodermatitis grade 1 and 2, as well as local pain and discontinuation of treatment, were lower in patients who had used Calendula (1) . This result was presented in other studies (12)(13)(14)(15)(16) , which indicated Calendula as a product with a significant protective effect on radiodermatitis.…”
Section: Discussionsupporting
confidence: 75%
“…A blind randomized study with 254 women undergoing radiotherapy for breast cancer compared the usage of calendula (126 patients) with Trolamine® (128 patients) and found that the incidence of radiodermatitis grade 1 and 2, as well as local pain and discontinuation of treatment, were lower in patients who had used Calendula (1) . This result was presented in other studies (12)(13)(14)(15)(16) , which indicated Calendula as a product with a significant protective effect on radiodermatitis.…”
Section: Discussionsupporting
confidence: 75%
“…Damage to normal tissue is defined as radiation-induced reaction. Radiation dermatitis is estimated to affect 80–95% of patients undergoing radiotherapy [ 5 , 6 ], while the head and neck region, next to the breast and perineal area, is particularly prone to radiation-induced skin reactions [ 7 ]. As a result of the treatment with ionizing radiation of head and neck cancers, damage is done to the skin of the face, neck, and décolleté, which are areas generally conditioning the aesthetics.…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…) or require stopping the treatment while the person heals (Andrade et al . , Harris et al . , O'Donovan et al .…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…These reactions produce pain, local discomfort and pruritus, with consequent reduction of quality of life (McQuestion 2011). In some cases, the cutaneous reaction might limit the therapeutic dose (McQuestion 2011, Harris et al 2012 or require stopping the treatment while the person heals (Andrade et al 2012, Harris et al 2012, O'Donovan et al 2015, jeopardizing the result of the radiotherapy (Harris et al 2012).…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%