Reviewed by Jasper Clinical Board
Last updated 5/24/21
What You Need to Know
Internal Radiation 101: A Guide to Your Treatment
Questions to Ask Before Starting Radiation
What to Know About Temporary and Permanent Implants
How to Prep for an Internal Radiation Treatment
What to Know About Radiation Therapy Risks to Others
How to Manage Cancer-Related Nausea
How to Manage Cancer-Related Lymphedema
What to Bring and How to Prepare
Getting to Your Treatment and Back
- Plan to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your appointment and bring ID/insurance cards.
During Your Treatment
- Bring what you need to pass the time in the waiting room—be it a book, a meditation app, a movie, etc.
After Your Treatment
- Have a framework in place to support your recovery.
- Be mindful not to expose others to radiation as your medication clears your system.
- Stay on top of dry skin, which can be common following this treatment.
- Focus on healthful foods geared to your palate and recovery.
- Test some simple approaches to dealing with fatigue.
- Treatment can take a toll on mental health. These strategies can help.
- On tough days, you can experiment with some mental reframes around mindset and purpose.
- If you're open to it, this can be a good time to explore complementary therapies. Always let your doctor know before you try something new.
What to Know About Health Insurance Coverage for Cancer Treatment
What to Know About Medicaid During Cancer Treatment
What to Know About Social Security Disability During Cancer Treatment
How to Deal with Finances During Cancer Treatment
What to Know About Medicare During Cancer Treatment
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