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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms



urea/lactic acid-based cream  listen  (yoo-REE-uh LAK-tik A-sid …)

  A substance being studied in the treatment of hand-foot syndrome (a condition caused by chemotherapy and marked by tingling, numbness, and red, peeling skin). Urea/lactic acid-based cream is a moisturizer that may help break down the hardened protein in dry, scaly skin and relieve these symptoms.