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Caring For Yourself

Coping with the stress of a cancer diagnosis and treatment can be tough. It may be helpful to seek out help from support groups and friends – ask your cancer team about available support groups.

  • Get plenty of rest during treatment, and don’t be afraid to ask for help.
  • Follow your doctor’s advice. Ask questions if you are unsure about anything.
  • 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 and drink plenty of fluids. If you’re having trouble eating, tell your doctor, nurse or dietitian
  • Treat the skin exposed to radiation with special care. Stay out of the sun, avoid hot or cold packs, swimming pools and saunas. Only use lotions and ointments after checking with your team. Clean the treated area gently with warm water and mild soap.