What foods should you avoid during radiation treatment?
Avoid raw vegetables and fruits, and other hard, dry foods such as chips or pretzels. It’s also best to avoid salty, spicy or acidic foods if you are experiencing these symptoms. Your care team can recommend nutrient-based oral care solutions if you are experiencing mucositis or mouth sores caused by cancer treatment.
How long does it take to recover from pelvic radiation?
Your skin will gradually heal, but it may take 3 or 4 weeks after your treatment is finished. Below are guidelines to help you care for your skin during treatment. Follow these guidelines until your skin gets better.
How do I prepare for pelvic radiotherapy?
Reduce the amount of air you swallow by:
- avoiding chewing gum.
- avoiding fizzy (carbonated) drinks.
- avoiding eating and drinking too fast.