Why Should you be Aware of Deodorant Especially During Radiotherapy ?
Radiotherapy is one of the three treatment modalities used in the management of breast cancer. It consists of giving ionizing radiation to a certain area of the body – in the case of breast cancer it is given in the chest and armpit area. Because of the nature of the treatment, it is important to pay attention to the local skincare during and after radiotherapy. Using deodorant might pose a bigger issue than many cancer patients realise – as research has shown that the aluminium compounds used in conventional deodorants may be responsible for causing breast cancer. There are aluminium free deodorants available in the market like Ozalys Deodrant Cream.
Ozalys’ products have been designed with women who have been affected by cancer in mind. Ozalys allows women to continue to care for themselves every day using products that innovate through their formulas, optimal absorption and packaging. Ozalys’ specially-formulated solutions are catered for physiological conditions that cause dermal sensitivity, or for the side effects of certain treatments that may result in olfactory and dermal ultra-sensitivity.
Ozalys’ personal hygiene, face and body care products have all been developed with the utmost care, minimising preservatives and excluding all substances suspected of being harmful to the body. Their highly soothing, moisturising and protective properties, as well as their delicate application and scent, turn daily beauty routines into moments of well-being and comfort.
- Darbre, P D. “Underarm Cosmetics and Breast Cancer.” European Journal of Cancer Prevention, vol. 13, no. 2, Apr. 2003, p. 153.
- Side Effects of Radiotherapy. Breast Cancer Care, www.breastcancercare.org.uk/information-support/facing-breast-cancer/going-through-breast-cancer-treatment/side-effects-radiotherapy.