Avoiding antiperspirants during breast radiation therapy: Myth or sound advice?

Brian C. Baumann, Chuan Zeng, Gary M. Freedman, Ioannis I. Verginadis, Kelly M. MacArthur, Lilie L. Lin, Carolyn Vachani, Constantinos Koumenis, Timothy D. Solberg, James M. Metz

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Abstract

Breast cancer patients are typically advised to avoid antiperspirants for fear of increasing radiation dermatitis in the axilla. We hypothesized that antiperspirants would have minimal effect on skin dose. We found no difference in surface dose ± antiperspirants using 6 MV photons at gantry angles of 0°/30°/60°/90° regardless of aluminum concentration.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)204-207
Number of pages4
JournalRadiotherapy and Oncology
Volume124
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2017

Keywords

  • Antiperspirants
  • Breast radiotherapy
  • Radiation dermatitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hematology
  • Oncology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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    Baumann, B. C., Zeng, C., Freedman, G. M., Verginadis, I. I., MacArthur, K. M., Lin, L. L., Vachani, C., Koumenis, C., Solberg, T. D., & Metz, J. M. (2017). Avoiding antiperspirants during breast radiation therapy: Myth or sound advice? Radiotherapy and Oncology, 124(2), 204-207. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.radonc.2017.06.021