You are here: Home Managing Your ... Radiation Radiation Recall
Information about all aspects of finances affected by a serious health condition. Includes income sources such as work, investments, and private and government disability programs, and expenses such as medical bills, and how to deal with financial problems.
Information about all aspects of health care from choosing a doctor and treatment, staying safe in a hospital, to end of life care. Includes how to obtain, choose and maximize health insurance policies.
Answers to your practical questions such as how to travel safely despite your health condition, how to avoid getting infected by a pet, and what to say or not say to an insurance company.

Radiation Recall


This content was provided by
© American Cancer Society 2010

If you have had radiation treatments before, you could develop radiation recall. During or shortly after you get certain chemo drugs, the skin over the area that had been treated with radiation may turn red -- a shade anywhere from light to very bright -- and may itch or burn. This is radiation recall and the reaction may last hours or even days.

You can soothe the itching and burning from radiation recall by putting a cool, wet compress over the affected area.

Report any skin irritation or changes to your doctor or nurse.

Skin that has had radiation always should always be protected from the sun.

Please share how this information is useful to you. 0 Comments


Post a Comment Have something to add to this topic? Contact Us.

Characters remaining:

  • Allowed markup: <a> <i> <b> <em> <u> <s> <strong> <code> <pre> <p>
    All other tags will be stripped.