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Many patients experience fatigue during radiation therapy, so it is important to make sure you are well rested. If possible, ask friends and family to help out during treatment by running errands and preparing meals. This will help you get the rest you need to focus on fighting your cancer.
In many cases, your doctor will ask you to call if you develop a fever of 101° or higher. Be sure to read your instructions as far as caring for yourself during treatment.
There are many emotional demands that you must cope with during your cancer diagnosis and treatment. It is common to feel anxious, depressed, afraid, or hopeless. It may help to talk about your feelings with a close friend, family member, nurse, social worker, or psychologist. To find a support group in your area, ask your radiation oncology nurse. There are many support groups that meet in person, over the phone, or on the Internet.