Cosmetic Effects Of Cancer Treatment

For many people with cancer, their utmost concern is about survival. It seems particularly unjust that many of these individuals must also suffer dermatologic side effects of their treatments that not only are bothersome but add issues of self-esteem and confidence to their fears and anxie- ties about cancer.

The Cosmetic Effects of Cancer Treatment

In the SoHo neighborhood of New York City, nurses from far and wide assembled recently to discuss not just survival for the patient with cancer, but the debilitating side effects of some can- cer treatments. Oncology experts Edith Peterson Mitchell, MD (Clinical Professor, Department of Medical Oncology, Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), Beth Zubal, RN (Oncology Nurse Practitioner, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri), and renowned makeup artist and breast cancer survivor Jan Ping were panelists for a seminar sponsored by Amgen and ONSEdge: “Coping With Cancer From the Outside In: Facing the Skin-Related Side Effects of EGRF Inhibitors.”

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