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Kole AJ, Kole L, Moran MS, et al.
Breast cancer (Dove Medical Press). Date of publication 2017 May 5;volume 9():313-323.
1. Breast Cancer (Dove Med Press). 2017 May 5;9:313-323. doi: 10.2147/BCTT.S109763. eCollection 2017. Acute radiation dermatitis in breast cancer patients: challenges and solutions. Kole AJ(1), Kole L(2), Moran MS(1). Author information: (1)Department of Therapeutic Radiology. (2)Department of Dermatology, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA. Nearly all women who receive radiotherapy (RT) for breast cancer experience some degree of radiation dermatitis. However, evidence describing the appropriate management of radiation dermatitis is often lacking or contradictory. Here, we summarize the available literature regarding radiation dermatitis causes, the presentation and timing of symptoms, methods for dermatitis assessment and prevention, and review evidence-based management strategies. DOI: 10.2147/BCTT.S109763 PMCID: PMC5426474 PMID: 28503074 Conflict of interest statement: Disclosure The authors report no conflicts of interest in this work.
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Radiation-induced Cutaneous Damage - Introduction and Assessment
Radiation-Induced Cutaneous Damage - Treatment, Prevention, Patient Education
Patient Education - Radiation-induced cutaneous damage - Late Effects
Patient Education - Radiation-induced cutaneous damage - Acute Effects