After the Treatments are Over
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Gloria Hagopian, RN, EdD
Last Modified: November 1, 2001
Once your treatments are completed, celebrate! Here are a few things to
keep in mind:
Any side effects you will have at the end of treatment will usually
improve in a few weeks.
Continue to eat well balanced meals to help speed the healing
If you have been on a special diet to manage side effects, continue
it until the side effects are gone.
Continue to be gentle with your skin. Use a mild soap. You can apply
The skin in the treatment area will be more sensitive than the rest
of your skin. Protect it from injury. Avoid direct sun exposure. Use at
least a #15 sunscreen.
Your doctor will see you for follow-up visits on a regular basis
once your treatments are finished.
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