Radiation Therapy and You

Radiation Therapy and You
Title:
Radiation Therapy and You
Format:
EPUB
USA Price: 
Stock:
Digital Download
GPO Stock Number:
017-300-00057-1
ISBN:
9780160947582
Description

Radiation Therapy and You is a booklet for people who are undergoing radiation therapy for cancer. It explains the different types of radiation therapy and what you can expect during treatment. It also explains which side effects you may have depending on the part of your body being treated and suggests tips for managing them.

Agency website: https://www.cancer.gov/

Table of Contents

Questions and Answers about Radiation Therapy
External Beam Radiation Therapy
Internal Radiation Therapy
Radiation Therapy Side Effects
     Treatment Areas and Possible Side Effects
     Ways to Manage Side Effects
          Diarrhea
          Fatigue
          Hair Loss
          Mouth Changes
          Nausea and Vomiting
          Sexual and Fertility Changes
          Skin Changes
          Throat Changes
          Urinary and Bladder Changes
           Late Effects
Questions to Ask Your Doctor or Nurse
Lists of Foods and Liquids
     Clear Liquids
     Low-Fiber Foods
     Foods and Drinks that Are High in Calories or Protein
     Foods and Drinks that Are Easy on the Stomach

Audience

People undergoing radiation therapy for cancer

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