Fingernails and Breast Cancer

Posted on May 18, 2018

Breast cancer treatment can cause unsightly changes to fingernails and toenails. Changes can include nails that are painful, fall or lift off, or splinter and crack.

On MyBCTeam, the social network and online support group for women facing breast cancer, members talk about a range of personal experiences and struggles. Fingernails are one of the top 10 topics most discussed.

Here are some question-and-answer threads about fingernails:

How long after chemotherapy did it take for your nails to clear up?

Does anyone else have really brittle splitting nails? What do you do about it?

Can you relate?

Have another topic you'd like to discuss or explore? Go to MyBCTeam today and start the conversation. You'll be surprised just how many others may share similar stories.

Feel free to ask a question here.

A MyBCTeam Member said:

My nails were a hot mess! I bought Solar Oil (moisturizing) and put drops of Tea Tree Oil (disinfectant) in the bottle. I brush that on my nails a few… read more

posted 11 days ago


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