First Aired: April 5, 2015
Did you know that your skin is the largest organ of your body? And, unfortunately, it can take quite a beating during chemotherapy and radiation – you may experience dry, irritated skin and brittle nails resulting from chemo; radiation can irritate and burn the skin. Thankfully, there’s skin therapies that can help even before treatment starts, without putting the health of your skin at risk.
Learn the truth about “new” anti-aging skin care products and their long term effects on microscopic cancer cells.
Our guest, Anne C. Willis, LE, CME and founder/CEO of De La Terre Skincare®. On this program, she discusses research that has evaluated the systemic effect of cosmetics that are formulated with replicated epidermal growth factors and stem cells, with alarming findings. And, she provides information on holistic skin therapies that can bring the skin back to nutritional balance, thus providing the cancer patients with a healthy approach to vibrant skin without health risk.
Ms. Willis lectures nationally regarding collaborative care for medical institutions and skin reactions among patients treated with chemotherapy. She is the director of Oncology Skin Therapeutics and is certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, bringing more than 30 years of experience to patients, survivors and holistic practitioners.
You may also read more about this topic:
– In the Flesh: The Embedded Dangers of Untested Stem Cell Cosmetics – Scientific American
– Caring for Your Skin during and after Cancer Treatment – Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
– Skin Conditions – Cancer.net
– Caring for your skin during cancer treatment – CancerCare
– Oncology patients and skin care – International Dermal Institute