ACUTE RADIODERMATITIS DURING RADIATION THERAPY

  • Srđan Milanović Institute of Oncology and Radiology of Serbia, Belgrade
  • Marko Dožić Institute of Oncology and Radiology of Serbia, Belgrade
  • Nikola Milošević Institute of Oncology and Radiology of Serbia, Belgrade
Keywords: radiodermatitis, acute radiation skin toxicity, intensity modulated radiotherapy, prevention, therapy

Abstract

Acute radiation skin toxicity is the most common of all radiation toxicities during radiotherapy. More than 90% of the patients receiving radiotherapy have some form of radiodermatitis. There are many risk factors for radiodermatitis. The most important symptom is pain. Modern treatment technics, such as intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) are giving for decreased severity and incidence of radiodermatitis. In treatment of acute skin radiation toxicity are necessary pain management and adequate skin care.

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Published
2019-06-30
How to Cite
Milanović, S., Dožić, M., & Milošević, N. (2019). ACUTE RADIODERMATITIS DURING RADIATION THERAPY. Health Care, 48(2), 45-48. https://doi.org/10.5937/ZZ1902045M
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