Nail Care

There is a possibility that you may lose your fingernails during treatment, so your approach with your nails should be as conservative as possible. This is the time to have simple, filed nails. A little nail color is okay, but layering on the glue or other adhesives that often damage even healthy nails is not a good idea.

If you are a fan of manicures and pedicures, cancer does not mean you need to stop these little pleasures. However, do take great care!

  • Purchase your own Mani/Pedi grooming set, especially the clippers and cuticle pushers, to use at the nail salon and insist that your manicurist use only your tools, in order to minimize the risk of infection.
  • Ask if your manicurist will make house calls. Soak your feet in the tub and let your manicurist do the rest.