Clothing for Cancer

Information on clothing to buy for Cancer Patients

CLOTHING FOR CANCER

Do you know a family member suffering from Skin Cancer? Do you think that they are wearing the right clothes? Well, I am just the person you need. I have tips and advice on what your family member should be wearing through their journey.

Creating Ideas and Purchasing Ideas

  • Purchase clothing that can cover your arms at all costs.
  • Choose tightly woven fabrics.
  • Invest in several broad-brimmed fabrics.
  • Accessories like scarves and shawls to cover chest, throat, and neck.
  • Cover your skin with any type of clothing or fabric when out in the sun.


For more information, go to this website


http://www.cancerandcareers.org/en/at-work/where-to-start/managing-treatment-side-effects/clothing

Sun harm prevention

Clothing are peoples first line of defense against the sun's harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays and protects us by absorbing or blocking much of this radiation. The more skin you cover, the better. A long-sleeved shirt covers more skin than short-sleeved t-shirts. Especially if it has a high neckline or collar that shields the back of the neck. Likewise, long pants protect more skin than shorts.


For more information, go to this website:


http://www.skincancer.org/prevention/sun-protection/clothing

Sun protection

Tightly woven or closely knitted fabrics, such as denim and wool, literally have smaller holes between the threads. They keep out more UVR than fabrics with a loose or open weave, like lace. However, clothes should not feel tight on your body: snug-fitting garments can stretch, exposing more skin to the sun.


For more information, go to this website:


http//:www.skincancer.org/prevention/sun-protection/clothing/clothing-our-first-line-of-defense

Experts

  • Medical oncologist
  • Radiation oncologist
  • Surgical oncologist