Skin Care Guide

Read the expert's guide to caring for the
skin effects of cancer and its treatment

More and more people are living with and surviving cancer than ever before. However, your cancer treatment may cause unexpected side effects to the skin, hair, and nails. How can you navigate these changes without affecting your treatment, your appearance, or even your sense of who you are?

Written by Dr. Mario Lacouture, an expert in the dermatologic side effects of anti-cancer medications, this book offers clear information and practical suggestions for preventing, treating, and living through these skin, hair, and nail changes.

Take control of your life and health by knowing what to expect

  • Prepare for the rash, itching, or dry skin that may come with your cancer treatment
  • Care for your fingernails, and choose products that will contribute to their health
  • Understand your risk for hair loss, and arm yourself with the tools you need to cope
  • Learn how to select and use the moisturizer and cosmetics that are right for you
  • Look better and feel better—with specific information for survivors!
  • And much more…see inside for details.

This book contains practical information to help patients cope with treatment-associated skin, hair, and nail toxicities, which can range from mild and annoying to serious enough to affect health, treatment, and quality of life. Written by one of the foremost experts in the dermatologic side effects of cancer treatments, Dr. Lacouture's Skin Care Guide for People Living With Cancer is an invaluable resource for patients and survivors.

The book is filled with a variety of resources useful to people living with cancer, including:

About the Author

The AuthorMario E. Lacouture, MD, is a
board-certified dermatologist with a special interest in dermatologic conditions that result from cancer treatments. His clinical focus is the recognition and management of the side effects and conditions of the skin, hair, and nails that may arise in cancer patients and survivors as a consequence of surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, or transplantation. His research focuses on exploring new skin treatments that do not interfere with the effectiveness of anticancer medications. Dr. Lacouture received his MD degree from Javeriana University in Colombia. He completed residencies at Cleveland Clinic and The University of Chicago and a fellowship at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Prior to his current position as an Associate Member at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, he was an attending physician at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine, where he founded the SERIES clinic to care for people living with cancer. He lives in New York City.

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Review of the book by H. Jack West, MD, on the Global Resource for Advancing Cancer Education website. []

Dr. Lacouture on the Powerful Patient podcast with Joyce Graff and Mike Lawing. []

Dr. Lacouture in the "Experts Speak" section of Cancer Forward, an online site for cancer survivors. []

A Q & A with Dr. Lacouture and Diana Price on A Woman's Health. []

Another Q & A with Dr. Lacouture on []

Press announcement for the book. []