You are having radiation therapy to try to kill cancer cells. You may receive radiation therapy alone or also have other treatments. Your doctor or nurse may need to follow you closely while you are having radiation therapy. You will also need to learn how to care for yourself during this time.
Below are some questions you may want to ask your doctor.
What will my skin look like after radiation treatments? How should I take care of my skin?
Am I at risk for infections?
Am I at risk for bleeding? Is it okay to shave? What should I do if I cut myself or start bleeding?
Do I need to use birth control?
What should I be eating to keep my weight and strength up?
Will I be sick to my stomach or have loose stools or diarrhea? How long after I receive my radiation treatment before these problems may start? What can I do if I am sick to my stomach or have diarrhea often?
How should I take care of my mouth and lips?
Is it okay to be out in the sun? How about cold weather?
What can I do about my fatigue?
When should I call the doctor?
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