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A Cream for Radiation Patients

A Cream for Radiation Patients

Posted by Inez Whitehead-Dickens, Register-Star on Aug 20th 2012

Dear Warriors,

Last time I told you about the newest developments treating skin cancers. Well I want to share with you some information I received from Pharmacist Jim Spanopoulos on a new cream called My Girls™ Cream, which protects the skin during radiation. I've found some good reviews on this cream. So let's check out what Jim has to say.

Dear Inez,

Your readers and/or listeners undergoing radiation for cancer may want to learn more about calendula-based creams that protect the skin during radiation. Please read more below:

Fagen Pharmacy recommends a radiation cream to control skin breakdown and manage pain. Free samples available at local treatment centers and hospitals.

Breast cancer patients looking to protect their skin from radiation therapy side-effects may now get My Girls™ Cream in the American Cancer Society’s Look Good, Feel Better program’s complimentary care kits, distributed nationally to patients at their workshops. My Girls™ Cream is among the list of topical agents given as a choice to patients to protect irradiated skin at treatment centers including local hospitals such as; Northern Indiana Oncology Center Radiation Therapy, Palos Community Hospital and Rush Riverside Cancer Institute. Dr. Jeffrey Quackenbush of the Northern Indiana Oncology Center Radiation Therapy said, "My Girls Cream goes on easier and absorbs better than other creams. It helps prevents skin breakdown, manages pain and redness, stops itching, and helps in the healing process.”

Breast cancer patients may suffer from radiation burns as the skin can become delicate and compromised with repeated treatments. Studies, such as the recent evidence-based study on topical agents conducted by the Oncology Nursing Society in 2011, are leading more radiation oncology physicians and nurses to recommend the use of calendula to protect the skin after radiation therapy. The U.S. Homeopathic Pharmacopeia also documents the helpful benefits of calendula with burns, eczema, acne and skin irritations.

My Girls™ Cream, compounded from 10 percent calendula, rosemary and other natural oils, has become known for reducing inflammation and skin irritations. Theresa Keresztes, a breast cancer survivor and founder of My Girls™ Cream, discovered the cream in Hungary and later developed it for cancer survivors after undergoing radiation for breast cancer at Massachusetts General Hospital in 2008. "I knew about the natural anti-inflammatory benefits of calendula and rosemary after visiting the Georgette Klinger Madison Avenue salon — their approach and ingredients later inspired My Girls Cream, which calmed and protected my skin from radiation burns, often a side effect of radiation therapy," commented Keresztes.

Fagen Pharmacy is pleased to be the first retailer in Indiana and Illinois to stock this unique cream for patients receiving radiation therapy. Pharmacist Jim Spanopoulos said, "We learned about My Girls Cream from our customers and referring clinicians, and knew we had to stock it to meet our patient’s needs."

My Girls™ Cream can be found online via, and locally at a Fagen Pharmacy location,


Jim Spanopoulos,


Fagen Pharmacy

Well Warriors, we can never have too much information. I want to give a special thanks to Jim Spanopoulos for updating us on something that may make our cancer treatments a little more bearable.

I know there is a lot more information out there. So please email your stories and information to and check out my website at

Also check with your doctors, pharmacists and radiologists for any information they have on new developments.