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Effect On Daily Life And Work

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Radiation treatment affects daily life and work in tin the following ways:

  • Time
    • Time getting to and from and while in the treatment center
    • Time keeping the affected area clean and moist
  • Fatigue.
    • Fatigue can slow you down or even make you unable to work for periods of time of varying length.
    • Fatigue tends to be cumulative. It can get worse as treatment progresses.
    • To learn about fatigue, and how to cope with it, click here.
  • Pregnacy
    • It is generally not advisable to be pregnant during radiation treatment. If you are pregnant, inform your doctor immediatel.
  • Sex
    • Your doctor may suggest that you do not have sex during radiation treatment. If so, speak with your partner - and consider ideas for continuing intimacy.

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