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 can I expect after radiation treatment?
The most common early side effects are fatigue (feeling tired) and skin changes. Other early side effects usually are related to the area being treated, such as hair loss and mouth problems when radiation treatment is given to this area. Late side effects can take months or even years to develop.
How long does it take for radiation therapy to work?
How long does radiation therapy take? Each radiation therapy treatment takes about 10 minutes. Radiation therapy to try and cure cancer is usually delivered daily, Monday through Friday, for about five to eight weeks. Weekend breaks allow normal cells to recover.
How long are you radioactive after radiation treatment?
Permanent implants remain radioactive after the patient leaves the hospital. Because of this, for 2 months, the patient should not have close or more than 5 minutes of contact with children or pregnant women.
What food is good for radiation treatment?
After surgery, chemotherapy, or radiation therapy, extra protein is usually needed to heal tissues and help fight infection. Good sources of protein include fish, poultry, lean red meat, eggs, low-fat dairy products, nuts and nut butters, dried beans, peas and lentils, and soy foods.