[Answer] After 2 weeks of radiation therapy for cancer of the breast a client experiences some erythema over the area being radiated. The area is sensitive but not painful. She states that she has been using tepid water and a soft washcloth when cleansing the area and applying an ice pack three times a day. What does the nurse conclude from this information?

Answer: Further teaching on skin care is necessary.
After 2 weeks of radiation therapy for cancer of the breast a client experiences some erythema over the area being radiated. The area is sensitive but not painful. She states that …

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