79 year old female chest wall patient requested information on various skin care products prior to starting her radiation therapy treatments. Her radiology therapist suggested she used Radiation Rescue. She started using Radiation Rescue on day one of her treatments in hopes to prevent radiation therapy burn. At the end of her treatment the radiation area was only slightly pink with no breakdown, peeling, blistering, or oozing.
14FX – Skin is looking and feeling good with only a starting blister on her bottom bra line. No breakdown.
19FX – Increased application frequency of Radiation Rescue. Previous blister on her bra line is gone. No break down. (Rather impressive. )
24FX – Skin is still looking good and now pink. It is starting to itch a bit.
28FX – No breakdown, peeling, blistering or oozing. Skin is pink.
51 Year Old Female Ear Comparison Study (Radiation Rescue vs. Aquaphor)
Varian Machine with electrons – 30 Fractions
LEFT EAR – Radiation Rescue (started)
RIGHT EAR – No product (started)
This patient was receiving radiation therapy on both ears at the same time. She decided to start her 30 radiation therapy treatments using no product on her right ear and using Radiation Rescue two times per day on her left ear. By FX 10 she started using Aquaphor on her right ear as it was more pink, a little dry and painful. Her left ear was not dry and only a little painful. Halfway through her treatments at FX 16 her right ear was very painful and swollen and also blistering and peeling. She was still only using Aquaphor on her right ear. At FX22 her left ear was pink and a little sore with no further breakdown or radiation dermatitis. Her right ear was red/pink, swollen, extremely sore, bleeding and blistering. She needed something different for her pain and radiation burn treatment on her right ear and started using Radiation Rescue. She said that immediately the pain and soreness diminished and it provided instant relief and it stopped bleeding for three days. On her final fraction, her right ear was extremely red and painful with skin breakdown that consisted of blisters, broken, oozing, bleeding and swollen skin. Using Radiation Rescue on her left ear had prevented skin breakdown and discomfort.
On the right ear I could no longer tolerate the pain from only using aquaphor, so I started Radiation Rescue about halfway through my treatments and it’s helped with pain and soreness a ton. For three days it stopped bleeding. Tons of help on the right ear! It has helped my pain and tolerance a ton! I had a far better result and overall outcome with the ear I used Radiation Rescue on.
6FX – Left ear – Radiation Rescue 2x/day. Right ear – No product.
10FX – Left ear – Same regimen. Not dry, little more pink, a little painful. Right ear- Started aquaphor today. Little more pink, little dry, painful. Overall doing well.
16FX -Left ear – Radiation Rescue and some aquaphor (for dryness) a little painful. Small breakdown. Right ear – Only Aquaphor. Very painful and swollen. Blistering and bleeding.
22FX – Left ear- pink, little sore. No further breakdown.Right ear – red/pink, swollen, extremely sore, bleeding and blistering. Further breakdown. Patient could no longer tolerate the pain so she started using Radiation Rescue. Pain and soreness have diminished. Radiation Rescue provided instant relief and it immediately stopped bleeding for three days.
25FX – Left Ear – Continuing with Radiation Rescue, pink/red, no swelling, no bleeding, sore but tolerable .Right ear – extremely sore (better since adding Radiation Rescue), Red, swollen, bleeding, very difficult to lay on (tries not to). This ear has mainly used Aquaphor.
30 FX – Left ear – pink/red, little discomfort, no blisters, no oozing, no bleeding, not swollen. Right ear – extremely red, extremely painful (unable to sleep on), break down with blisters that have broken, oozing, bleeding & swollen.
52 year old female breast patient was looking for a radiation burn cream for her radiation treatments. Her therapist suggested she use Radiation Rescue during her 28 treatments to prevent radiation dermatitis. She started using Radiation Rescue on her first treatment. Half way through treatments she started feeling itchy so the Doctor added a 1% hydrocortisone cream and a lotion. She increased the application frequency of Radiation Rescue to 3-4x/day for the balance of her treatments. Her skin remained without breakdown – light red, no blisters, peeling, dryness or breakdown and there were no radiation therapy burns.
14FX – skin still looks good with no breakdown. Patient added 1% hydrocortisone cream and Lubriderm lotion for itchiness in addition to using Radiation Rescue.
FX17 – her skin started to become a little pink and sore.
FX21 – Overall doing well. Skin is pink and a little sore. She is using Radiation Rescue and hydrocortisone cream for itchiness.
FX26 – Still doing well. No breakdown. Same regimen.
FX28 – Final fraction – Skin is light red with no blisters or breakdown and not dry.