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A 37-year-old member asked:

is it safe to sunbathe two months after radiation treatment for uterine cancer?

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Dr. Anne Rodriguez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Depends: If someone receives radiation to the whole pelvic area (external), then the skin in that region would likely be more susceptible to burning. Internal radiation would not affect the skin.
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Sun and Radiation Rx: As long as you avoid suntanning the skin that was exposed to the radiation, you should be fine. Radiated skin is highly sensitive to the sun, but as long as you cover the pelvic areas that were exposed to the radiation beam, you should have no increased risk of skin cancer than you already have from merely tanning in general.

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