Oncology Skin Care

Post-Cancer Surgery

Cancer surgery, whether exploratory, preventive, or more invasive to remove cancerous tissue, can take weeks or longer to heal and leave scars that are unsightly or uncomfortable. Surgery wounds can take longer to heal if you have a medical condition or are taking certain medications, such as steroids.

Prophylactic surgery is preventive surgery that is done to remove an organ or gland that shows no signs of cancer in an attempt to prevent any cancer from developing in that organ or gland. Prophylactic surgery is often performed by people who know they are at a high risk for developing cancer. One example is prophylactic mastectomy where one or both breasts are removed for those who carry the BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene mutation. These individuals may be able to reduce the risk of developing breast cancer by 95%.

Other surgeries may be diagnostic, as in a biopsy to determine if an individual has cancer while other surgeries may be more invasive, for example, to remove cancerous tissue.

NeoGenesis Products for Post-Cancer Surgery

Post cancer surgery, it is important to avoid skin cleansers, alcohol, peroxide, iodine, or soap with antibacterial chemicals. These can damage the wound tissue and slow healing.

Post-Surgery Protocol; twice daily

  1. Gently cleanse the area with NeoGenesis Cleanser

  2. Apply Recovery to the affected area

  3. Finish with Barrier Renewal Cream or Intensive Moisturizer to soothe and hydrate the area while it repairs the damaged barrier of the skin.

    It is important to keep the skin in a hydrated state after any surgery for optimal healing.  Use the NeoGenesis Moisturizing Mist and Barrier Renewal Cream or Intensive Moisturizer throughout the day to optimize healing.