Articles that provide support for people who are having (or had) treatment with radiation therapy.
Loss of Appetite
Nutrition During Cancer Treatment
An overview of respiratory gating, which includes certain breathing techniques used during radiation therapy. The most common types of respiratory gating are discussed.
Radiation Therapy Thermoplastic Mask
A mask may be needed to keep your head still during some types of radiation therapy. This article explains how the mask is made to fit your head and face for use during treatment.
Claustrophobia and Anxiety With Mask Use for Radiation Therapy
Claustrophobia and anxiety are common issues when a patient is receiving radiation therapy for head and neck cancers. This article provides ways to help manage claustrophobia and anxiety.
Self-Help During Radiation Treatment
Skin Care During Radiation Therapy
Information about caring for your skin during radiation treatment.
Supplement Use During Radiation Therapy
Many cancer patients take supplements for a variety of reasons. However, some supplements can interfere with your cancer treatment. This article will help guide you regarding the use of supplements and the importance of notifying your provider of all over the counter medications, supplements, and vitamins that you are taking.
Resources for More Information: Radiation Therapy
The Internet can be a valuable resource for a patient who wants to find out more information about their disease and treatment. The websites listed below offer up to date information and resources.