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Started my first radiation treatment today and I would like to know if anyone has used coconut oil as a moisturizer on their breast after daily treatment, also is it ok to use aloe vera plant

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  • Andrea Lanier Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Thank you everyone, I told my doctor I was using coconut oil and he agreed it was very good to use. I've also gotten the Aloe plant leaf and making a drink from that and using the gel.All of this my doctor say is very good and safe to continue using
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    anonymous
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    I too used Aquaphor. My nurse gave me samples to start using prior to treatments. It worked perfectly & I purchased a small jar from Walmart for less than $5.00. I used it morning noon & night to keep my skin moist. What ever you use wash it off prior to treatment or your skin will burn quicker.
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    anonymous
    Survivor since 2013
    Every place has their own protocol of what to use and they should have told you today. My place had me using pure aloe vera gel but my friend was told to use Aquaphor at hers.
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    anonymous
    Survivor since 2013
    I used aquaphor immediately after my treatments. Make sure the area is washed clean and dried before your treatments. I actually continued using aquaphor after all my treatments because the skin needed moisture
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    anonymous
    stage_1 Patient
    I used Aquaphor immediately after each treatment and at night before I went to bed. I bought a tube that I kept in my purse, and I had a jar that I kept at home. This was what was recommended by the radiation team.
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    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    I haven’t started yet but everyone has swore by aquaphor
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    anónimo
    Aprendiendo sobre el cáncer de mama
    I forgot to mention I had 35 treatments which were a walk in the park. I had no side effects but I did have a really dark sunburn that went away when treatments ended. Each one was 15min 5 days a week & the last 5 were called boost shots. They were directed @ the specific location where cancer was originally found. Just remember most important wash off any creams or lotions prior to treatments. You got this 🙏🏾
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    • Andrea Lanier Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Thank you

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  • Kris Angaran Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    I have my first treatment tomorrow. The clinic gave me Vitamin E oil to use. Thanks for your tip on coconut oil I will also try that. My problem is I'm having treatment in the afternoon (3pm) so I'm wondering if I should put lotion on just after the treatment and then at night and not in the morning? Sorry to answer a question with a question.
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    • Andrea Lanier Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      I've only been using the coconut oil after treatment and night, nothing during the day until after treatment. My treat is at 1:30pm...

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    • Kris Angaran Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Good to know. Do you have any issues with underarm discomfort?

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