Caring for skin through cancer
Taking care of skin during cancer
La Roche-Posay’s mission is to improve the quality of life of people living with sensitive or weakened skin due to cancer. Guided by a team of the world’s greatest dermatology and oncology experts, La Roche-Posay also commits to listening to the skin needs of patients and to driving scientific research while developing knowledge and sharing it with health professionals. Furthermore, La Roche-Posay actively supports programs that fight cancer, including skin cancer, and that raise awareness about the disease.
How to take care of your skin during cancer treatments
During their cancer treatments, more than 80% of patients develop unpleasant skin side effects, which include increased dryness, radiodermatitis (lesions caused by radiation therapy), hand-foot syndrome (an inflammatory affliction that weakens blood vessels in the extremities) and folliculitis (inflammation of hair follicles).
Although irritating, these cutaneous side effects are temporary. What’s more, using suitable dermocosmetic products is an effective solution for soothing the skin of people undergoing oncology treatments.
Perfect your routine by opting for face cleansers and makeup removers that respect the skin’s pH, as well as creams and balms, sun protection and hypoallergenic makeup products that have been clinically tested under dermatological control and that are suitable for sensitive skin.
These products will be your best friends from the first signs of skin side effects. If you have any doubts whatsoever, feel free to contact your pharmacist, care team or dermatologist.
Your adapted care routine
Thanks to its scientifically proven effects, this three-step care routine minimizes cutaneous side effects linked to cancer treatments.
Answers to your questions
Your cancer treatments have begun or are about to. Over the past few years, advancements in medicine have considerably improved the prognosis of people living with cancer. That said, more than 80% of them will develop cutaneous side effects caused by certain cancer treatments. Moreover, almost half of these patients will suffer from skin reactions of varying severity following radiation therapy. Luckily, these skin problems are largely temporary, and using a combination of suitable dermocosmetic products is an effective solution for soothing skin weakened by oncology treatments.
With a commitment of over 10 years in oncology, La Roche-Posay is committed to helping cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy and radiation treatments. Our goal is to help improve the quality of life of patients by reducing skin side effects with our safe, tolerable and effective skin care products. After more than 7 studies involving more than 570 cancer patients undergoing cancer treatments, La Roche-Posay has effectively demonstrated the reduction of skin side effects in these cancer patients, who were receiving effective, yet harsh and drying skin treatments. In these same studies, there was also a significant positive change in their quality of life.
A pioneer in the treatment of post-cancer patients at our Thermal Center in France, La Roche-Posay has treated more than 21,000 patients since 2008. In addition, we offer supportive care with our skin care and corrective make-up workshops.
OUR GUIDE TO TAKING CARE OF YOUR SKIN DURING CANCER
La Roche-Posay works closely with CaSMO, a group of renowned experts in oncology, dermatology and patient health, making recommendations on education to prevent and manage cutaneous side effects of anti-cancer therapies.download our guide