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Lynne Eldridge MD

Sun Safely on Chemotherapy

By June 30, 2012

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In many ways I was relieved that I had chemotherapy during the summer months. No icy roads to maneuver. No fear of snowstorms that might result in appointments being cancelled. And don't we just feel better during the summer?

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But even though I'm a physician, I wasn't prepared for one down side of summer chemo. Sun sensitivity. The visions I had of lying on the deck basking in the sun after chemo had to be reckoned with, as I learned that my chemo predisposed me to nasty sunburns.

What chemotherapy medications predispose to sunburns, and what can you do to avoid this unpleasant complication if you, as well, are facing summer chemo?

Check out: these tips:

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