Better skin throughout cancer

Caring for skin and feeling better during cancer treatments

Targeted therapy

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Drug treatments, which, depending on which cells are targeted, aim to slow or prevent the growth of cancer cells by starving them, causing their destruction, aiming the immune system at them, or causing them to become normal again.

Hair loss

Folliculitis

Hand and foot syndrom

Xerosis, pruritus

Pulpitis, crevices

Paronychia

Maculopapular rash

Keratosis pilaris

Squamous-cell carcinoma keratoacanthoma

Phototoxicity

Sources
(1) Livret pharmaciens – gérer les effets secondaires cutanés des thérapies anti-cancer. [Booklet for pharmacists – managing the cutaneous side effects of cancer treatments.
(2) ESKIMO group round table: Bensadoun RJ, Dreno B, Humbert P, Krutmann J, Luger T, Rougier A, Triller R.

Updated in May 2016 by
Professor Brigitte Dréno 
Director of the Department of Dermato Cancerology
Director of the Unit of Gene and Cell Therapy
Vice Dean for Research at the Faculty of Medicine Nantes France