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Plast Surg Nurs. 1999 Winter;19(4):185-92, 223; quiz 191-2.

Management of radiation skin reactions: literature review and clinical application.

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University of Hull, United Kingdom.

Abstract

As many as 95% of patients treated with radiation therapy for cancer will experience a skin reaction. Some reactions are immediate, while others may be later (e.g., months after treatment). Therefore, nurses must be familiar with management of this side effect. This paper reviews current knowledge related to skin reactions from ionizing radiation and recommends guidelines for nursing practice.

PMID:
12024597
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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