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7 Reasons Why Summer Sun Might Not Be So Fun: Page 6 of 7

7 Reasons Why Summer Sun Might Not Be So Fun: Page 6 of 7

Heart-hand syndromes

6. Is It Sunburn or EGFR Inhibitor UV Sensitivity?

• Increased sensitivity to ultraviolet radiation, manifested as sunburn, may occur when patients are receiving epidermal growth factor receptor inhibitors.

• Applying broad-spectrum sunscreens (containing zinc oxide or titanium dioxide) with a sun protection factor higher than 30 is critical.

• Therapies that target specific pathways or proteins in cancer cells are especially noted for dermatologic events, which affect up to 90% of treated patients.

 
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