Causes and Diagnoses

Causes and Diagnoses of Skin Complications from Chemotherapy

The cause of skin complications from cancer treatment is usually the blend of medications being used for chemotherapy. Because treatment is so customized, symptoms are unique to each patient.

Tell your care team about any irritations of your skin, nails or hair. Your physician will want to examine any side effects such as burning and rashes to rule out serious complications and prevent tissue damage. Consulting a dermatologist can help you understand which symptoms are complications of cancer treatment and which aren’t related to your treatment.

Diagnostic Tests