Breast radiotherapy – FAQS

Practical tips for skincare during and after breast radiotherapy

In addition to the general skincare advice given patients often find it helpful to:

  • Wear a soft cotton bra or vest
  • Some patients find it more comfortable to go without a bra
  • Avoid underwired bras or tight clothes until the skin is healed.

Skin reactions usually heal within three or four weeks of completing radiotherapy.

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