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I Have Cancer Can I Still Have Botox?

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Aesthetic treatments for cancer patients are often appropriate

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In general terms, there should be no problem with Botox injections even with a diagnosis of cancer.  Other treatments like HA fillers are also often feasible.  Many clients enjoy the rejuvenation Botox and other treatments can bring to to their appearance while working through a difficult time in their life.

Be sure to ask your oncologist for his permission, and be sure your injector is aware of your medical problems as well.

Best Wishes!


Montgomery Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Botox and cancer

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I use a lot of Botox and other cosmetic treatments for cancer patients. Feeling good about yourself is part of being able to get going and recover. I do have my patients OK it with oncologist if in middle of therapy. I wrote a short review on this for familysavvy.com and it can be read on that website. 

Jo Herzog, MD
Birmingham Dermatologist
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All depends on the type of cancer and whether you're undergoing tx at this time...

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all you have to do is ask your oncologist...overwhelmingly is you don't have advanced disease and if you're not on certain chemotherapies for acute disease...the oncologists don't prohibit botox and it makes you feel better about yourself...

Ken Landow, MD
Las Vegas Dermatologist
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