Preparing certain things in advance may help make your treatment less stressful. Before you go to the hospital, think through transportation, everyday life necessities and special needs.
You may be advised by your doctors and potentially the dietician on your cancer care team to follow a special diet before, during and after radiation therapy. Eating enough calories and protein may be advised in order to keep up your energy and weight during this time. You may find resources through your team’s dietitian or the National Cancer Institute that contain food and drink recommendations for your cancer regimen.