Wheatgrass extract as a topical skin agent for acute radiation skin toxicity in breast radiation therapy

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Abstract

Acute radiation skin toxieity is the most common side effect of radiation therapy, is particularly problematic in breast irradiation due to appositional skin and may, on occasion, be sufficiently severe to limit patients ability to tolerate the entire planned treatment program. While there are no standards for care of acute radiation skin toxicity, a number of topical skin agents have been employed with varying success. Wheatgrass extract presents with empirically supported properties that may suit a role in decreasing the impact of acute radiation skin toxicity.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7-11
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the Australian Traditional-Medicine Society
Volume12
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2006

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