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.