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Caring For Yourself

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  • Battling cancer is tough. Seek out help from support groups and friends.
    • Get plenty of rest during treatment, and don’t be afraid to ask for help.
    • Follow your doctor’s orders. Ask if you are unsure about anything. There are no stupid questions.
    • Tell your doctor about any medications, vitamins or supplements you are taking to make sure they are safe to use during radiation therapy.
    • Eat a balanced diet. If food tastes funny or if you’re having trouble eating, tell your doctor, nurse or dietician. They might be able to provide you with some helpful suggestions.
    • Treat the skin exposed to radiation with special care. Stay out of the sun, avoid hot or cold packs; only use lotions and ointments after checking with your doctor or nurse; and clean the area with warm water and mild shampoo or baby shampoo.
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