Women over 18 years of age who had undergone lumpectomy or partial mastectomy for breast cancer, and who then received postoperative radiation therapy using tangential fields, with or without a boost to the tumor bed. Chemotherapy as part of the treatment regimen was acceptable.
No major medical or psychiatric illness that might interfere with patient's completion of study requirements
Signed study-specific informed consent form prior to study entry
Those requiring nodal radiation therapy were excluded.
Subjects who have a breast infection at the commencement of radiation treatment
Before randomization, subjects who have agreed to participate are asked if they are allergic to any topical preparation. Those allergic to aloe vera were ineligible.
Primary Outcome Measures:
Secondary Outcome Measures: