Do I need someone to bring me in and pick me up after the radiation treatments?
What are the known side effects?
- How soon after starting my radiation will I experience side effects?
- What should I do if I experience these side effects?
- Are there any limitations on my activities during treatment?
What will my skin look like after radiation treatments? How should I take care of my skin?
- How should I take care of my skin during the course of treatment?
- What creams or lotions do you recommend? Do you have samples?
- When 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 for infections?
- Can I get my vaccinations?
- What foods should I not eat so that I do not get an infection?
- Is my water at home OK 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 OK 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?
- When should I take my temperature at home?
- When should I call you?
Am I at risk of bleeding?
- Is it OK to shave?
- What should I do if I cut myself or start bleeding?
Are there any medicines I should not take?
- Are there any other medicines I should keep on hand?
- Are there any vitamins and supplements I should or should not take?
- What over-the-counter (OTC) medicines am I allowed to take?
Do I need to use birth control?
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?
- What should I be eating to keep my weight and strength up?
- Are there any foods I should avoid?
- Am I allowed to drink alcohol?
Will my hair fall out? Is there anything I can do about it?
Will I have problems thinking or remembering things? Can I do anything that might help?
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?