This 33 page Staying at Home guide will help patients and families better understand what to expect when receiving radiation therapy for cancer. It discusses what radiation therapy is and how to prevent complications. It gives practical advice on how to treat side effects like:
– Fatigue and pain
– Constipation and diarrhea
– Nausea and vomiting and loss of appetite
– Shortness of breath
– Mouth care, skin care and hair loss
This guide is interactive with short quizzes and fill in the blank sections for individualization by the clinician. It encourages patients and caregivers to take control by giving them logs for medications, symptoms and tests.
Available in English