Health Tip: Take Care of Yourself During Radiation Therapy
(HealthDay News) -- Radiation therapy to help fight cancer may be physically and emotionally draining.
It's important to get plenty of sleep, eat a healthy and balanced diet and to stay as healthy as possible during your treatments.
The American Cancer Society recommends:
Get enough sleep. This may include naps during the day, as fatigue can be a major side effect of radiation that can last up to six weeks after treatments end.
Eat a healthy and balanced diet. Discuss your diet with your medical team, particularly if you are having side effects that make it difficult to eat.
Clean the skin affected by radiation with a mild soap. Do not use any other products to clean the skin without your doctor's approval.
Tell your medical team about all medicines and supplements you take.
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