Wednesday, October 12, 2011


Beth Reed and I will be having an event inside of Ulta on October 21, 2011 from 6-8 PM sponsored by East cooper Hospital supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month. We will be discussing skin care & make up tips for those currently on chemotherapy and radiation treatment. An Airbrush Demostration will be done on a 2 time Cancer survivor. Please join us.



Case Study # 1
Mrs. Jane Smith is a 45 year old wife and mother of 3 children. She was diagnosed with ovarian cancer six months ago. She was told she had stage 4 ovarian cancer. She had a total abdominal hysterectomy and the ovaries and fallopian tubes were removed. She has received six rounds of chemotherapy. The chemotherapy was given intravenously for 3 weeks and stopped for 3 weeks the resumed for the weeks, etc. She was then given four weeks of radiation therapy. She is experiencing mild acne all over her body and she has some superficial burns on her abdomen. What would you do to treat the acne and relieve the burning sensation on her abdomen?

Case Study # 2
Mr. Ronald Brown is a 70 year old man and is very active. He plays golf at least 3 times a week. Mr. Brown was diagnosed with prostate cancer 2 years ago. He had radioactive seeds place in his prostate and a radical prostatectomy. He is experiencing extremely sensitive skin and excessive skin dryness. He does not take any medications or vitamins and he does not drink much water. His skin is flakey and itching. How should Mr. Smith treat his skin? What should Mr. Smith use both topically and internally to help with his problem?

Case study #3
Miss Prunella Fogwart is a 28 year old woman that was diagnosed with breast cancer 2 weeks ago. She is schedule to have a lumpectomy next week. Ms. Fogwart’s oncologist has recommended that she receive 4 months of chemotherapy. She is worried about hair loss, acne and oily skin. She was prone to acne as an adolescent. She is also concerned about hyper- pigmentation. What would you recommend that Ms. Fogwart do prior to her treatment and after her treatment begins to take care of these concerns? The hyperpigmentation is going to happen.

Case Study #4
Mrs. Betty Lou Alexander is a 53 year old woman that was diagnosis with lung cancer 8 years ago. She had both chemotherapy and radiation treatments. She is in remission and is doing well. She has recently notice a “burn” mark on the side of her rib area. Her physician told her this was “radiation recall”. The area is painful and very sensitive. Her physician has given her pain medications and told her that she should see a dermatologist. Mrs. Alexander has been your client for several years for facials and other skin treatments. What would you recommend that Mrs. Alexander use topically to relieve her symptoms until she can see the dermatologist?