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Skin care advice for patients undergoing radical external beam megavoltage radiotherapy

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10 February, 2015


This clinical practice guideline is a set of evidence-based recommendations to assist radiographers, radiotherapy nurses, and the wider radiotherapy workforce, in advising patients how to care for their skin while undergoing a course of radical external beam radiotherapy (excluding proton therapy).  It has been developed systematically using the best available evidence from research and expert opinion and subjected to peer, professional, and lay assessment. The guideline has recommendations for evidence based practice for individual practitioners, service managers, academic institutions and the Society and College of Radiographers.



Endorsed by the United Kingdom Oncology Nursing Society.

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