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Skin Problems (Cutaneous Effects)

Skin Problems (People Living with Cancer)
Briefly describes common skin problems experienced by people with cancer, including chemotherapy extravasation (when chemotherapy drugs leak out of a vein), radiation-induced skin damage, necrotic wounds, pressure ulcers (bed sores), malignant wounds (cancer that breaks the skin and causes a wound) and pruritis (itching). [1/04]


 

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