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Caring for Yourself

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.