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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. 

Causes of itching

Find out the main causes of itching with cancer.

Treatment for itching

There are various treatments to help with itching. The treatments will aim to treat or soothe the itch.

Tips to cope with itching

It is tempting to scratch an itch, but try to avoid this. Find out ways to soothe and manage itching.  

Last reviewed: 
15 Feb 2019
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