Sunshine and Radiotherapy

If you are living with cancer, heat, sun, and outside activities can present certain challenges in Summer. After radiotherapy you may feel like a holiday and enjoy a little sun but you might need to make a few adjustments and be aware of infection through bacteria in the water.

Know the boundaries of where you were exposed as this area will be the most sensitive to sunburn, especially during the first year after treatment. Since the skin may already be red or burned from the treatments keep the treated area completely covered with a bathing suit or other clothing.

Ask your medical team for advice re sunscreens and sun exposure.

You should try and stay out of the sun during the hottest part of the day, usually between 11am and 3pm. Try to sit in the shade, even at other times of the day.

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Betty Whitehurst

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