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    Unhappy Sun burn products?

    So I just started my first round of chemo and I already noticed that my skin is more sensitive to light. I'm getting sub burnt on my face/cheeks, where I normally get sun burnt.

    My question is this: My boyfriend recently bought me some really nice Dermalogica products. Are these good products to use on sun burnt skin? I don't want to risk further damaging the skin. I thought this might be a good place to ask since I figure I'm not the only one going through being sun burnt with chemo.
    Lymphoma fighter, 25, ISTJ, LGBTQIA, Pagan
    My journey so far:
    September 2018 - dx with lymphoma
    October 2018 - 2 lung biopsies, pending information in regards to lymphoma stage, lymphoma type and treatment plan
    Halloween/Nov 1 2018 - dx with stage 2 lymphoma unfavorable, got 1st round of chemo on Nov 1, feeling nauseaous and tired but overall ok, taking supplements to reduce risk of losing hair
    April 4 2019 - Final Chemo!
    May 20 2019 - first radiation treatment!
    June 3 2019 - final radiation treatment!

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    Nothing repairs sunburnt skin...you need to avoid the Sunburn in the first place... the minute you get burnt the damage is done.

    Look for sunscreens with an SPF factor of 50+ and remember even with sunscreen time in the full sun is limited and it needs to be reapplied as directed. Us Australians are expert in this as we have had it shoved down our throats since we were kids. Every summer the media ads come out to remind us that the Sun while giving life also takes it away.

    Watch this it will tell you everything you need to stay safe in the Sun


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    Stage 2a Bulky presentation
    Finished six cycles of R chop 21 26th May 2008
    Officially in remission 9th July 2008
    Remission reconfirmed 1st October 2008
    Remission reconfirmed 17th June 2009
    Remission reconfirmed 7th June 2010
    Remission reconfirmed 6th July 2011

    NED AND DECLARED CURED on the 2/01/2013

    No more scheduled visits to the Prof

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