Radiotherapy treatment can have a number of side effects. According to the NHS, these can include red or sore skin, which can develop a week or two after the commencement of treatment. As well as turning red, the skin may be itchy or dry.
Treatment for this unwanted side effect revolves around being gentle to the skin - avoiding shaving, perfumes, sun exposure and roughly textured or synthetic fabrics.
Other radiotherapy side effects can include hair loss, leading to a more sensitive, exposed scalp. Tiredness is also a common side effect, and as we touched on above a silk pillowcase can make a noticeable difference when it comes to getting enough rest.
If you or a cancer patient close to you suffers from irritated skin or a sensitive scalp, then top quality silk is without doubt the best fabric to sleep on.