Can you still work during 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..
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.
How long will my breast hurt after radiation?
Short-term side effects occur during the treatment or directly afterward, usually within 6 months. Common short-term side effects include: Pain: Some people experience mild discomfort or pain around the breast, or stiffness in the shoulder area. Over time, treatments should become less uncomfortable.
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 foods taste good during radiation?
Try high-protein foods that may taste better cold or at room temperature. Examples include cheese or cottage cheese plates; macaroni salads with shrimp, ham or cheese; tuna, egg, ham or chicken salad; cold meat or luncheon meat sandwiches; or cold salmon.