A Randomized, Controlled, Double-Blind Study of Light Emitting Diode Photomodulation for the Prevention of Radiation Dermatitis in Patients with Breast Cancer


Radiation dermatitis occurs in a majority of patients with breast cancer who receive radiation therapy, causes significant pain, and may necessitate treatment delay. Light emitting diode (LED) photomodulation has been reported to minimize radiation dermatitis. This study sought to further evaluate the efficacy of LED photomodulation in lessening radiation dermatitis.


The study found that LED photomodulation did not reduce the incidence of radiation-induced skin reactions or interruptions in therapy, as differences in the severity of the dermatitis between the control group and the test group were deemed insignificant.

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