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Can people get tattoos when undergoing chemotherapy and radiotherapy?

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Dr. Devon Webster
Internal Medicine - Oncology
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In brief: Not a good idea

Of course it's your body and you can do whatever you want! but i would advise that you wait until after chemo and radiation to get a tattoo.
Why? During treatment you have a higher risk for infection, skin dryness/peeling, and reacting to the ink. The bigger risk is probably chemo. If your radiation is aimed at a body part far away from your tattoo, it might be ok, but ask your doctor.

In brief: Not a good idea

Of course it's your body and you can do whatever you want! but i would advise that you wait until after chemo and radiation to get a tattoo.
Why? During treatment you have a higher risk for infection, skin dryness/peeling, and reacting to the ink. The bigger risk is probably chemo. If your radiation is aimed at a body part far away from your tattoo, it might be ok, but ask your doctor.
Dr. Devon Webster
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Dr. Fareeha Siddiqui
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: More info needed

If the counts are low (example neutropenia or anemia) then not a good idea.

In brief: More info needed

If the counts are low (example neutropenia or anemia) then not a good idea.
Dr. Fareeha Siddiqui
Dr. Fareeha Siddiqui
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