- Do you lose weight during radiation treatment?
- Can you still work with radiation treatment?
- What do you wear during radiation therapy?
- Can you shower after radiation treatment?
- Can I drive home after radiation therapy?
- What does radiation feel like?
- How long does radiation burn last?
- How much water should I drink during radiation?
- How can I protect my skin during radiation treatment?
- What should you avoid during radiation?
- What is the best lotion for radiation treatment?
- What can I expect after my first radiation treatment?
- What foods taste good after radiation?
- How long does it take for immune system to recover after radiation?
Do you lose weight during radiation treatment?
Radiotherapy to your head and neck area can make you lose weight because you might have: a sore or dry mouth.
a poor appetite.
taste changes due to treatment..
Can you still work with radiation treatment?
Some people are able to work full time during radiation therapy. Others can work only part time or not at all. How much you are able to work depends on how you feel. Ask your doctor or nurse what you may expect from the treatment you will have.
What do you wear during radiation therapy?
You may want to: Wear loose, soft, cotton clothing over the area being treated. Avoid stiff or starched clothing near the area being treated. Do not put anything but mild soap (such as Dove) and lukewarm water on the skin in the treated area, unless the doctor or nurse says that it is safe to do so.
Can you shower after radiation treatment?
Bathe or shower only once a day. Bathe for only a short period of time, just long enough to cleanse yourself. Soap and water can cause your skin to become more dry. Do not shave the treatment area.
Can I drive home after radiation therapy?
Will I be able to drive after my radiotherapy treatment? Almost all patients are able to drive while receiving radiotherapy treatment. However, with some types of cancer, driving may NOT be recommended due to fatigue or strong pain medication.
What does radiation feel like?
The severity of the symptoms and illness depends upon the type and amount of radiation, length of exposure and the part of the body exposed. Initial symptoms include nausea, vomiting, headache and diarrhoea. These symptoms can start within minutes or days after the exposure.
How long does radiation burn last?
While these wounds may look and feel like burns, the term is a misnomer, since the treatment does not actually burn the skin. For it to heal, the skin needs time to regenerate, a process that may take two to four weeks for mild reactions, or several months or more for serious injuries.
How much water should I drink during radiation?
Your doctor or nurse can prescribe these for you. It is important to drink plenty of fluids, at least 2 litres a day if possible.
How can I protect my skin during radiation treatment?
Skin Care during Radiation TherapyKeep skin in treated area dry.Gently wash skin daily with warm water and a mild soap (like Dove) and pat dry.Do not use any lotions, creams, perfumes, powders, cosmetics, tape or deodorants on the skin where your radiation is given.Do not rub or massage the treated area.More items…
What should you avoid during radiation?
Foods to avoid or reduce during radiation therapy include sodium (salt), added sugars, solid (saturated) fats, and an excess of alcohol. Some salt is needed in all diets. Your doctor or dietitian can recommend how much salt you should consume based on your medical history.
What is the best lotion for radiation treatment?
There are many lotions that can be used during breast radiation. Examples include Aquaphor, Eucerin, Lubriderm, Aveeno, calendula cream, Neutrogena and VaniCream.
What can I expect after my first radiation treatment?
Most people start to feel tired after a few weeks of radiation therapy. This happens because radiation treatments destroy some healthy cells as well as the cancer cells. Fatigue usually gets worse as treatment goes on. Stress from being sick and daily trips for treatment can make fatigue worse.
What foods taste good after radiation?
Many foods, including meat and poultry, taste better if they are served cold or at room temperature instead of hot. Eggs often taste good when the taste for meat is lost. Fresh fruits and vegetables, pasta dishes, and milk products are often well tolerated. Fruit sorbet, sherbet, and fruit smoothies usually taste good.
How long does it take for immune system to recover after radiation?
It might take from 10 days to many months for the immune system to recover completely.