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Managing Side Effects

  • General Nutrition Guidelines During Cancer Treatment

    You may have difficulty eating or lose your appetite during cancer treatment. Try eating small, frequent meals instead of three large ones. To improve your appetite, don't drink beverages with your meals.

  • Fatigue: Management

    Fatigue can come and go or stay constant for a while. Fatigue from chemotherapy tends to happen a few days after the treatment, peaks, and then gets better before the next treatment. Fatigue from radiation may not happen right away.

  • Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer: Radiation Therapy

    Radiation therapy uses strong X-rays to kill cancer cells. It may be used on its own, or along with other types of treatment. Here's what you need to know about radiation therapy for nonmelanoma skin cancer.