Skin Care in Radiation Oncology

A Practical Guide

  • Barbara Fowble
  • Sue S. Yom
  • Florence Yuen
  • Sarah Arron

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Barbara Fowble
    Pages 1-5
  3. Background

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Barbara Fowble, Sue S. Yom, Florence Yuen
      Pages 15-29
    3. Florence Yuen, Sarah Arron
      Pages 31-45
  4. Site-Specific Recommendations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 47-47
    2. Sue S. Yom, Florence Yuen, Joyce Tang
      Pages 49-78
    3. Sue S. Yom, Florence Yuen
      Pages 79-91
    4. Barbara Fowble, Catherine Park, Florence Yuen
      Pages 93-122
    5. Mekhail Anwar, Jennifer Bohm
      Pages 123-137
    6. Kaveh Maghsoudi, Steve E. Braunstein, Florence Yuen
      Pages 139-144
    7. Tracy Sherertz, Jennifer Bohm
      Pages 145-158
    8. Steve E. Braunstein, Florence Yuen
      Pages 159-166
    9. Daphne Adele Haas-Kogan, Steve E. Braunstein, Florence Yuen, Lisa Tsang
      Pages 167-175
    10. Anna K. Paulsson, Florence Yuen, Alex Gottschalk
      Pages 177-186
    11. Sue S. Yom, Sarah Arron
      Pages 187-198
    12. Florence Yuen, Diane Sandman
      Pages 199-209
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 211-238

About this book


This book serves as a practical guide for the prevention and treatment of radiation dermatitis. Skin toxicity caused by radiation treatment is common among cancer patients and minimizing the frequency and severity of these reactions improves quality of life and prevents interruptions that can compromise local-regional control. Each chapter is devoted to a specific disease site, such as the head and neck, breast, gastrointestinal, genitourinary, gynecologic, and central nervous system. Pediatric malignancies and wound care for locally advanced cancers are also discussed. For each topic, the range and frequency of the observed skin reactions, factors influencing these reactions, the typical course of each reaction and its resolution, and the interventions used are presented. This book provides evidence where it exists for the specific interventions and an extensive illustration program depicts the various reactions and their response to treatment protocols. Skin Care in Radiation Oncology: A Practical Guide presents a framework for patient care in an era of advancing technology and systemic and targeted therapies and is a valuable resource for radiation oncologists, dermatologists, and residents. 


Radiation Dermatitis Sarcoma Breast Cancer Central Nervous System Thoracic Cancers Head and Neck Cancer Gastrointestinal Cancer Genitourinary Cancer Gynecologic Cancer Skin Cancer

Editors and affiliations

  • Barbara Fowble
    • 1
  • Sue S. Yom
    • 2
  • Florence Yuen
    • 3
  • Sarah Arron
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Radiation OncologyUniversity of California San FranciscoSan FranciscoUSA
  2. 2.Department of Radiation OncologyUniversity of California San FranciscoSan FranciscoUSA
  3. 3.Department of Radiation OncologyUniversity of California San FranciscoSan FranciscoUSA
  4. 4.Department of DermatologyUniversity of California San FranciscoSan FranciscoUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-31458-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-31460-0
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Oncology & Hematology