With the growing census of cancer incidence in the country, there is real concern in providing supportive care not only during treatment but more so when the treatment side effects start manifesting.
For cancer patients, managing the side effects is as important as addressing the cancer itself. According to doctors, side effects can compromise treatment and even recovery. According to Dr. Maria Luisa Abesamis-Tiambeng, M.D., head of the CSMC Cancer Institute, M.D. “The psychological scars caused by the physical manifestations of treatment, like rashes, skin discoloration, blackened nails and falling hair erode patients’ self-esteem and the will to fight. But psychological well-being is crucial to a successful treatment. If cancer patients feel low and miserable, their response to treatment is greatly affected. So if the side effects of treatment do not bother the patient, their treatment regimen becomes more tolerable, if not welcome. Products like Evolife can help make patients commit to their treatment regimen and achieve the ultimate cure. These innovative products can prove crucial in licking the Big C.”
In a concerted effort to alleviate the side effects of chemotherapy and radiotherapy, Point of Care Solutions Inc. (PCSI) in partnership with United Laboratories recently introduced Evolife products to the Philippines.
PCSI is the exclusive distributor of Evolife’s full range of cancer-support care products that treat the cutaneous and cutaneous-mucuos side effects induced by chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Evolife products are the result of years of research and development by a dedicated team of dermatologists, oncologists, and scientists based in France. Evolife Products contain a unique blend of natural minerals that provide premium hydration and protection for patients undergoing cancer treatment. They are the first and only products of their kind that are effective, uniquely designed with the needs of cancer patients in mind, and they are well tested,” says oncologist J.F. Chanez in “The Neurogenic Component of Cutaneous Toxicities Induced by Chemotherapy – New Solutions”, European Oncology Journal, Vol 6:1, 28-30.
Michael S. Avelino. Managing Director of Point of Care Solutions, Inc. said “As the company’s initial offering, Evolife products deliver the company’s passion and commitment to help cancer patients improve their quality of life.”
Evolife products underwent clinical trials in the Philippines in 2011 and produced very positive results, Avelino added.
Evolife products consist of skin care products (EvoSkin Gel Cream and Evolife Hydrating Skin Cleanser which provide a unique hydrating solution for skin side effects of cancer therapy such as cracks, dryness and a burning sensation), oral care products (EvoMucy mouthwash and spray for mouth sores, EvoLip for chapped or sensitive lips, EvoDry mouth spray to combat mouth and throat dryness and EvoDonto toothpaste for sensitive and irritated gums), a scalp care product (EvoCapil hydrating hair spray that calms the scalp and rejuvenates hair follicles to encourage hair re-growth), a hygiene product (EvoDeo Deodorant Spray, an alcolohol-free deodorant spray for hypersensitive skin controls hot flashes and excessive sweating) and nail care products (EvoNail which helps revitalize darkened, yellow, brittle or cracked nails and restores them to their natural state).
Cancer patient, Tina, who underwent chemotherapy and radiotherapy, experienced mouth sores and burning sensations on her skin. “The mouth sores were too painful to eat anything so I lost a lot of weight. After my doctor recommended EvoMucy mouth wash the sores disappeared in 3 days for good.This helped me regain my energy as I went through with my treatment. I also used EvoSkin Gel Cream and EvoNail. After using it for a few days, the burning sensation went away and my nails did not blacken at all, unlike other patients undergoing treatment.”
This new product line will complement the existing cancer treatment regimen being offered by Unilab and will provide a wholistic supportive care program for cancer patients.
For more information about Evolife and Evolife products, visit www.evolife.com.ph. Or go to the Cancer Support Shop at the CSMC Cancer Center located at 10 Wilson St., Greenhills West, San Juan City.