It is important to care for yourself during radiation therapy. Parts of your body that are near the tumor are also receiving some radiation, although not as much as the cancer. These normal parts of your body need time and support to heal. A balanced diet, adequate hydration, a mild amount of physical activity and taking time to rest are all important parts of your cancer treatment.
Completing treatment and recovery can be challenging. Seek out help from support groups and friends ahead of time. Having a support network in place before and during treatment will make it easier for you to get through side effects. If you need additional support, let your doctor and nurse know.