You may lead life as usual during the treatment period.
Our treatment staff really hopes to support patients and their families as best they can. Please do not hesitate to ask us about your concerns and questions, whatever they may be. Please feel free to contact us anytime.
Get Enough Rest
You may feel fatigued a little more easily a few days after starting radiotherapy. It may be quite a burden to visit the clinic at the scheduled time every day. Be sure to get enough rest and sleep.
Have well-balanced, nourishing meals.
There are no diet restrictions during the treatment period except in special cases. You may have difficulties eating due to some side effects that can appear based on the target treatment location. If this happens, take it easy and eat whatever you feel like eating. Consult with our nurse regarding what to eat. We will explain to you if there are restrictions on the amount of food you should eat, etc. so that you will have no trouble in your daily life. Please do not hesitate to consult us.
You may bathe as usual. If the irradiated site is near the surface of the skin, just rub softly with the palm instead of scrubbing hard. Observe your skin carefully when taking a bath to see if there are any abnormalities. Consult us if redness, soreness or other problems occur. Consult our medical doctor before using an ointment/topical cream on the treatment site.
Be sure to avoid direct sunlight on the treatment site during treatment and for a while after treatment. Body parts covered by clothes such as the chest and torso are fine. Precautions are required to avoid sunlight on exposed body parts such as the head and neck. We suggest the use of protective articles such as a scarf and hat.
Side effects may be unavoidable in some cases. Symptoms differ among individuals. If you are expected to have a higher occurrence of side effects associated with treatment, we will inform you about how to deal with the side effects beforehand.
Please feel free to consult the doctor, as you will have medical consultations every day during the treatment period.
If you experience side effects, we will advise you on how to alleviate them and how to deal with them according to the individual symptoms. Please do not hesitate to ask us any question, no matter how small.