Most radiation oncologists and oncology nurses will have references to ease the symptoms of radiodermatitis. Unfortunately, the products regularly recommended are filled with toxic ingredients âˆ’ the very ingredients that put us at a higher risk for cancer in the first place.
The following 4 things will in most cases protect you fairly well from the common of radiodermatitis symptoms and shouldn’t hinder the radiotherapy process. Results are not guaranteed, of course, but if this protocol is followed rigorously, any symptoms should be minimal.
Organic Calendula officinal’s extract
A study found that calendula to be better than the trolamine for the prevention of acute dermatitis in postoperative patients undergoing radiotherapy for breast cancer. It is also revealed that calendula officinal’s has anti-cancer properties.
Organic Aloe Vera gel
The gel from the Aloe Vera plant is known for its burn-healing properties, and it is also a natural antiseptic. A research also found that Aloe Vera polysaccharides induce autophagy (a self-degrading process for normal cells, absent or declining in cancer cells) in pancreatic carcinoma cells, both alone and together with radiation.
Organic lavender essential oil
Lavender essential oil is excellent for healing burns and wounds. It has natural anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, analgesic (pain relieving), and anti-tumor properties.
Organic Coconut and/or hemp seed oil
Awesome for helping to heal burns, the fatty acids and antioxidants in coconut oil are also excellent for adding moisture and protection to the skin. Hemp seed oil has over 540 different phyto chemicals that give it anti-inflammatory, analgesic, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-cancer, and neuro protective properties.
How to use:
- Applying Organic Calendula Extract: Using a cotton ball soaked with calendula extract, apply liberally to the area. It will soak into the skin and should leave no residue.
- Applying Organic Aloe Vera Gel: Apply a sufficient quantity of gel to saturate the tissue.
- Applying Lavender Oil diluted with Coconut or Hemp Seed Oil: Once the Aloe Vera gel has soaked in, apply 1-2 drops of organic lavender essential oil, diluted in 1 teaspoonful of organic coconut or hemp oil.
One to Two weeks before radiation begins, as well as after radiotherapy treatment has ended, use this method once daily. Once your treatment has started, apply twice daily, but not within one hour before or after radiotherapy session.
The difference between using this protocol and not using it is fairly extraordinary. People who followed this protocol before and after radiotherapy sessions, there has been little to no burning and no other side effects from radiation treatments aside from fatigue.