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Skin Toxicities: Common Side Effect

Suzanne M. Mahon
Ellen Carr
CJON 2021, 25(6), 32 DOI: 10.1188/21.CJON.S2.32

Cancer treatment–related skin toxicities are a frequent and distressing side effect of antineoplastic therapies, particularly chemotherapy and targeted therapies. Toxicities associated can appear as rashes, hand-foot skin reaction, hand-foot syndrome, and hair loss. As many as 90% of patients will experience some skin toxicity at some point in their therapy.

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