Treating the Greater Dallas & Fort Worth Metroplex
StrideWoundCare is an innovative wound care practice that provides flexible healing care with a servant's heart. We are happy to offer high-quality, tailored care plans to each patient in one of our clinics or their own home. Our expert medical professionals are dedicated to providing patients with advanced treatments for wound conditions. StrideWoundCare is proud to serve patients in Lewisville, Fort Worth, Dallas, Irving, and the neighboring communities in Denton County.
What are Radiation Wounds?
Radiation therapy is one of the most common and popular treatments on the market for widespread cancer. This specialized treatment uses X-rays to destroy cancerous cells throughout the body, effectively reducing or eliminating cancerous cells altogether. Although effective, radiation treatments can often cause superficial wounds on the skin called radiation burns. Nearly 85 percent of patients who undergo radiation therapy experience these moderate-to-severe skin reactions. The medical professionals at StrideWoundCare are happy to provide detailed personalized treatment plans to aid patients in restoring their skin's health for the long-term.
How Do I Know if I Have Radiation Wounds?
Common symptoms of radiation wounds that many of our patients find they experience include:
- Redness and soreness
- Itching, flaking, and peeling
- Skin discoloration
- Open sores and ulcers
- Tissue death
What Causes Radiation Wounds?
Radiation wounds and radiation burns are common side effects of radiation therapy. While up to 85 percent of patients who receive radiation treatments will see these wounds appear on the skin, there are several factors that may increase the likelihood of developing this condition including having a prior skin disease, being obese, having a poor diet, and having diabetes.
What Treatments are Available for Radiation Wounds?
There are many treatments for radiation wounds that our expert medical team members can provide for you, including:
- Topical and oral antibiotics
- Medical-grade skincare products
- Specialized dressings and therapies (LINK)
How Much Does Treatment for Radiation Wounds Cost?
The cost of your radiation wound treatment will vary depending on the type of treatment you receive, the extent of treatment needed to achieve your desired results, and your health insurance coverage. StrideWoundCare is also happy to offer financing options through CareCredit® that allow you to pay for your treatments at your convenience. To get a better idea of how much your radiation wound treatments will cost, we encourage you to come in for a private consultation with our doctors today.
StrideWoundCare provides patients with high-quality, tailored wound care plans in one of our clinics or from their homes. Our expert medical staff is proud to offer their services to patients in Dallas, Fort Worth, Lewisville, Irving, and the nearby communities of Denton County. Contact us to schedule your private consultation with our team members today.