About the skin and cancer

Cancer and its treatment can damage the cells of the skin and stop them from working properly. Find out more.

Types of skin problems with cancer

How cancer and cancer treatment can affect the skin. 

Dealing with itching

Itching can be a side effect of cancer treatment or the cancer itself. Find out more about what can cause itching and how to treat and manage it.  

Dealing with sweating

Find out more about sweating and cancer, including why you may sweat and how to control it.

Dealing with pressure sores (sore skin)

Pressure sores are wounds that develop when constant pressure or friction on one area of the body damages the skin. Find out how to prevent and treat them.

Resources and support

There are lots of organisations, support groups and helpful books to help you cope with symptoms and side effects caused by cancer and its treatment.

Last reviewed: 
14 Feb 2019
Coronavirus and cancer

We know it’s a worrying time for people with cancer, we have information to help.

Read our information about coronavirus and cancer