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IP International Journal of Comprehensive and Advanced Pharmacology

Skin markings in teletherapy planning for post operative breast cancer patients using henna

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Author Details : K Kamalaksh Shenoy, Venkataraman Kini*, Kavitha , Chaitra Deshpande, Suhas Navada

Volume : 4, Issue : 2, Year : 2019

Article Page : 59-61

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The aim of this study is to improve the retentivity of the skin markings in patients of post operative breast cancer undergoing radiotherapy. A total of forty patients of post operative carcinoma breast undergoing radiation therapy were included in the study during August 2014 to September 2015. Patients were simulated and the skin markings were done using henna paste. The paste was left over markings for 30 minutes for better skin penetration. The median durability of the markings is 21 days. There were no untoward incidences and none of the patients developed allergic reactions to henna. It is also observed that fair patients have retained the henna markings more than the dark patients. Patients marked with henna retain skin markings throughout the entire course of radiotherapy. Use of henna is safe, painless and remains intact for a long period of time. Skin markings using henna enhances accuracy of treatment portals as this avoids repeated markings.

Keywords: Breast cancer, Henna, Radiation Therapy, Skin markings, Teletherapy.

Doi : 10.18231/j.ijcaap.2019.013

How to cite : Shenoy K K, Kini V, Kavitha, Deshpande C, Navada S, Skin markings in teletherapy planning for post operative breast cancer patients using henna. IP Int J Compr Adv Pharmacol 2019;4(2):59-61

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