Should someone bring me to the radiation treatments?
What will my skin look like after radiation treatments? How should I take care of my skin?
- Can I put creams or lotions on it?
- Will I have skin sores? How should I treat them?
- Can I remove the marks on my skin that the doctor or technician made?
- Will my skin hurt?
- Can I go out in the sun? Should I use sunscreen? Do I need to stay indoors during cold weather?
Am I at risk of infections?
- What foods should I not eat so that I do not get an infection?
- Is my water at home okay to drink? Are there places I should not drink the water?
- Can I go swimming?
- What should I do when I go to a restaurant?
- Can I be around pets?
- What immunizations do I need? Which immunizations should I stay away from?
- Is it okay to be in a crowd of people? Do I have to wear a mask?
- Can I have visitors over? Do they need to wear a mask?
- When should I wash my hands?
Am I at risk of bleeding? Is it okay to shave? What should I do if I cut myself or start bleeding?
What over-the-counter medicines am I allowed to take?
Are there any other medicines I should keep on hand?
Do I need to use birth control?
What should I be eating to keep my weight and strength up?
Are there any foods or vitamins and supplements I should avoid?
Will I be sick to my stomach or have loose stools or diarrhea? How long after I start radiation treatment might these problems 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?
- How can I prevent mouth sores?
- How often should I brush my teeth? What type of toothpaste should I use?
- What can I do about dry mouth?
- What should I do if I have a mouth sore?
What can I do about my fatigue?
When should I call the doctor?