Radiation dermatitis is one of the most frequently observed acute side effects of radiation treatment. It can have a negative impact on quality of life and can cause delays in treatment. Skin that undergoes multiple sessions of radiation therapy treatment can itch and become red, swollen, and blister. Symptoms can be visible burns, itching, peeling, edema, a rash or other issues. Today, however the standard of care is evolving based on clinical research which points to the benefits of Calendula (marigold) on help with maintaining the appearance of healthy skin and the skin side effects of treatment.
What is Calendula?
Calendula Officianalis Extract is a natural herb with anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties that helps moisturize and prepare the skin prior to radiation therapy and soothes the skin after treatments to protect from radiation-induced dermatitis; often a skin side effect of radiation therapy for cancer.