Do's and Doníts
regularly and try to keep a balanced diet. if you don't feel like big
meals, try eating little and often. The dietitian can help to plan a diet
for you if necessary.
drink spirits, eat spicy food or very hot or very cold food if you are
having treatment to your mouth, neck or chest, but ask the radiographers
if you would like more information
expose the treated area to the sun during a radiotherapy treatment course,
as the treated area will burn more easily and take some time to heal. In
the future it is advisable always to apply sunscreen to avoid sunburn.
put creams or deodorants on the treated area as these may worsen your skin
I Carry On Working?
you wish you can carry on working, as long as your oncologist agrees,
there is no reason why you should not continue with your normal daily
routine throughout your course of treatment. However do ask if you need
Will Happen When My Treatment Has Finished?
immediate side-effects of the treatment described above will start to ease
off within a week or two of the end of your course. Because of the way
radiotherapy works, the full benefit of the course of treatment is not
usually reached until some weeks after the last treatment session.
I Have Any Check-ups After My Treatment?
first follow-up is usually about 4 to 6 weeks after the course has
finished, and this appointment will be discussed with you before you
finish at the treatment centre. However, follow-up arrangements can vary
from person to person. Your oncologist will explain to you, how and where
your follow-up appointments will be arranged.
Radiotherapy Cause Permanent Damage?
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