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Radiotherapy Tips

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The following tips/advice may help you during and after your radiotherapy.  Please note no two people or treatment are alike and as a result of this side effects can vary greatly person to person. All opinions expressed are my own, based on personal experience unless otherwise stated - please disregard the notes that do not apply to you. None of the points listed are meant as a replacement to Medical Care.  Please check with your Breast Care Nurse or Consultant prior to using any of the advice on this site.

Please note treatments may have changed since these tips were written

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- Try and have your appointments set for the same time everyday so that you can get in a routine, this will help if and when you return to work

-Take a magazine or book with you

-Try to wear cotton tops and soft bras or cropped tops to avoid any irritation

-Only use products recommended by the hospital to avoid reaction to treatment or skin irritation.  I used Aloe Vera 99% Certified (before and after treatment) also E45 cream, simple soap and found all to be very effective in reducing redness in the area being treated.

-Enquire if your hospital offers free parking and a pass so that you donít have to worry about finding a parking spot!

-Try not to compare yourself with other patients no two cases are alike

-Contact CancerBACUP for literature associated with your treatment, it may guide you to ask questions about the radiotherapy & recovery etc.,

-Take plenty of rest

-When you have finished Radiotherapy you expect to be elated at completing your treatment however, some women have experienced a low point, because they feel like their safety net has been removed - donít be afraid to talk about your feelings with people