“It is a goal that I have reached to put myself at the service of those who need it. It is not just a question of enriching the professional curriculum, but it is my desire to help“So begins to tell Anna Maria D’Angelo, one of the few specialists in Oncological Aesthetics in the province of Varese, who enthusiastically continues”I have concluded my most important professional path towards the Excellence of the APEO Specialization in Oncological Aesthetics. I have faced many months of study with Doctors, Physiotherapists, Oncologists, Psycho-Oncologists of the IEO of Milan at the Polyclinic, who have transmitted me the necessary knowledge to carry out wellness and beauty treatments on people in cancer therapy, at every stage of the disease, obtaining a professional preparation of excellence that will allow me to improve more and more the quality of my work and the well-being of fragile people who are fighting the battle of battles: cancer.”
What does a specialist in oncological aesthetics do?
In fact, the specialists in Oncological Aesthetics are professionals who possess scientific, theoretical and practical skills to understand the disease, the therapies and how they affect the person. The knowledge of the skin and skin toxicities from anticancer therapy allow us to support patients throughout the therapeutic process and keep the skin in the best conditions and a better quality of life.
What are the most frequent problems you encounter in these treatments?
Skin toxicities and problems with the nails of hands and feet, even very important ones, are among the most frequent. But also dryness, dehydration, fissures, redness and lesions of the face, thickening of the points of support, swelling and pain before, during and after therapies or surgery.
What kind of treatments does an oncological beautician perform?
There are several, for example there is the manual lymphatic drainage and muscle relaxants, nourishing and re-epitalizing treatments to improve skin conditions, manage the skin and slow down as much as possible the appearance of lesions from drug therapy or radiation. There is also a corrective make-up service as well as specific manicure and pedicure treatments with specific products designed to alleviate the hassles of nail toxicity.
Anna Maria conclude “A sincere thanks to Professor Umberto Veronesi who was the first authoritative voice to speak about oncological aesthetics, supporting the need to support this figure with the team of doctors who follow the patients in the course of the disease”.
In the Saronnese area, Anna Maria in collaboration with the pharmacy in Via Manzonihas instituted (as well as at the Iris Beauty center) of the “open days” by appointment and in total confidentiality to learn about the treatments and have a personalized consultation.