A picture’s worth a thousand words.
Sometimes we need a good visual reference point upon which to base observations. This study prospectively collected and graded breast skin toxicity every 2 weeks during and after (up to 10 weeks) radiation. It’s a great tool to further standardize our standardized methods of toxicity assessment. It includes images of different severities of toxicity in women with lighter and darker skin. We also think such a tool would be a great way to help patients understand the range of radiation effects on the skin. | Shumway, Pract Radiat Oncol 2020