Better skin throughout cancer

Caring for skin and feeling better during cancer treatments

Traditional chemotherapy

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Treatment with chemical substances that kill or weaken cancer cells. General treatment that aims to destroy cancer cells or prevent them from multiplying throughout the body.

Hair loss

Hand and foot syndrom

Xerosis, pruritus

Pulpitis, crevices


Maculopapular rash

Facial swelling

(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