During cancer treatments, such as chemotherapy or radiotherapy, your sweat glands will change and finding the right deodorant can be difficult. Due to breast cancer, radiation therapy around your armpit can cause your skin to become sensitive. This means that deodorant and perfumes should not be used for the duration of your treatments.
In all other cases, choose a fragrance-free, alcohol-free and aluminum-free deodorant.
Dr. Philip Devlin, an Oncologist at Harvard University states that “Using a deodorant that contains aluminum while undergoing radiotherapy will form a high risk of skin toxicity”. Even though this belief is not scientifically proven, for your safety it is best to avoid any kind of cosmetic products that may contain aluminum.
Therefore, it is important to read carefully the label and avoid any antiperspirants that contain the following substances:
- Aluminum chloride
- Aluminum chlorohydrate
- Aluminum chlorohydrex
- Aluminum sesquichlorohydrate
- Aluminum zirconium trichlorydrex GLY
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