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Special considerations for radiation therapySSpecial considerations for radiation therapySpecial considerations for radiation therapyEnglishOncologyTeen (13-18 years)NANADrug treatmentTeen (13-18 years)NA2019-09-03T04:00:00Z8.7000000000000056.8000000000000320.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<h2>After radiation therapy</h2><p>Once you’re finished radiation therapy, it's extra important that you have regular check-ups throughout the rest of your life. </p><p>For the first few years, these check-ups are both to check for cancer coming back and any side effects of radiation therapy. In later years, the check-ups will monitor you for any late effects (side effects that don’t happen until after radiation therapy is over, sometimes up to 20 years later). You will learn more about <a href="/Article?contentid=3561&language=English">late effects</a> and the importance of <a href="/Article?contentid=3582&language=English">self-monitoring</a> in later sections.</p><p>There is a lot to consider when you’re having radiation therapy. Here are some important things to think about.</p><ul><li>Tell your radiation therapy team and your pharmacist about any medicines you are taking. This includes any creams, supplements or herbal products. These can change the way radiation works. </li><li>Your body burns extra energy during radiation to repair any damage to your healthy cells. It’s important to eat foods that give you enough energy and protein to maintain a healthy weight. Learn more about eating well during treatment in the page <a href="/Article?contentid=3519&language=English">Loss of appetite</a>.<br></li><li>It’s normal to feel scared or nervous before radiation therapy. It’s good to have a routine that helps you relax. Some teens find it helpful to listen to music before or during treatments. Learn about <a href="/Article?contentid=3551&language=English">meditation</a>, <a href="/Article?contentid=3540&language=English">relaxation</a>, and other ways to reduce any anxiety in the section on relaxation and distraction.</li><li> <a href="/Article?contentid=3575&language=English">Smoking</a> cigarettes, including e-cigarettes (vaping) or joints (marijuana) can make radiation less effective and can actually make some side effects worse. Talk to your health-care team. They can support you while you stop smoking.</li><li>Time to see the <a href="/Article?contentid=3455&language=English">dentist</a>! Make an appointment and let your dentist know what kind of cancer treatment you’re having. With radiation to your head and neck, your teeth and gums may need some special attention.</li></ul><p>If you have any questions about what to expect during radiation therapy, ask someone on your health-care team.</p>
Les choses à considérer lorsque tu reçois de la radiothérapieLLes choses à considérer lorsque tu reçois de la radiothérapieSpecial considerations for radiation therapyFrenchOncologyTeen (13-18 years)NANADrug treatmentTeen (13-18 years)NA2019-09-03T04:00:00ZFlat ContentHealth A-Z<h2>Les choses à considérer</h2><p>Tu dois considérer de nombreuses choses lorsque tu reçois de la radiothérapie. Tu trouveras ci-dessous les choses importantes auxquelles réfléchir.</p><ul><li>Mentionne à ton équipe de radiothérapie et à ton pharmacien les médicaments que tu prends. Ceci inclut les crèmes, les suppléments ou les produits naturels. Ces produits peuvent influer sur le fonctionnement de la radiation.</li><li>Ton corps brûle plus d'énergie pendant la radiation afin de réparer les dommages occasionnés à tes cellules saines. Il importe de manger des aliments qui t'apportent suffisamment d'énergie et de protéines pour maintenir un poids santé. Tu en apprendras davantage sur une saine alimentation pendant le traitement dans la section sur <a href="https://teens.aboutkidshealth.ca/Article?contentid=3519&language=French">la perte d'appétit</a>.</li><li>Il est normal d'être effrayé ou nerveux avant la radiothérapie. Il est toutefois bon d'adopter une routine qui t'aide à relaxer. Certains adolescents trouvent qu'il est utile d'écouter de la musique avant ou pendant les traitements. Tu apprendras les techniques de <a href="https://teens.aboutkidshealth.ca/Article?contentid=3551&language=French">méditation</a>, de <a href="https://teens.aboutkidshealth.ca/Article?contentid=3540&language=French">relaxation</a> ou d'autres façons de réduire l'anxiété dans la section sur la relaxation et la distraction.</li><li> <a href="https://teens.aboutkidshealth.ca/Article?contentid=3575&language=French">Fumer</a> les cigarettes, y compris les cigarette électronique (vapotage) ou les joints (marijuana), peut nuire à l'efficacité de la radiation et aggraver les effets secondaires. Parle à ton équipe de soins. Ces personnes peuvent t'aider lorsque tu décides d'arrêter de fumer.</li><li>C'est le moment de visiter le <a href="https://teens.aboutkidshealth.ca/Article?contentid=3455&language=French">dentiste</a>! Prends un rendez-vous et indique à ton dentiste le type de traitement anticancéreux que tu reçois. Avec la radiation de ta tête et de ton cou, tes dents et tes gencives devront faire l'objet d'une attention spéciale. </li></ul><p>Si tu as des questions concernant ce à quoi t'attendre pendant la radiothérapie, pose-les à une personne de ton équipe de soins. </p>

 

 

 

 

Special considerations for radiation therapy3828.00000000000Special considerations for radiation therapySpecial considerations for radiation therapySEnglishOncologyTeen (13-18 years)NANADrug treatmentTeen (13-18 years)NA2019-09-03T04:00:00Z8.7000000000000056.8000000000000320.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<h2>After radiation therapy</h2><p>Once you’re finished radiation therapy, it's extra important that you have regular check-ups throughout the rest of your life. </p><p>For the first few years, these check-ups are both to check for cancer coming back and any side effects of radiation therapy. In later years, the check-ups will monitor you for any late effects (side effects that don’t happen until after radiation therapy is over, sometimes up to 20 years later). You will learn more about <a href="/Article?contentid=3561&language=English">late effects</a> and the importance of <a href="/Article?contentid=3582&language=English">self-monitoring</a> in later sections.</p><p>There is a lot to consider when you’re having radiation therapy. Here are some important things to think about.</p><ul><li>Tell your radiation therapy team and your pharmacist about any medicines you are taking. This includes any creams, supplements or herbal products. These can change the way radiation works. </li><li>Your body burns extra energy during radiation to repair any damage to your healthy cells. It’s important to eat foods that give you enough energy and protein to maintain a healthy weight. Learn more about eating well during treatment in the page <a href="/Article?contentid=3519&language=English">Loss of appetite</a>.<br></li><li>It’s normal to feel scared or nervous before radiation therapy. It’s good to have a routine that helps you relax. Some teens find it helpful to listen to music before or during treatments. Learn about <a href="/Article?contentid=3551&language=English">meditation</a>, <a href="/Article?contentid=3540&language=English">relaxation</a>, and other ways to reduce any anxiety in the section on relaxation and distraction.</li><li> <a href="/Article?contentid=3575&language=English">Smoking</a> cigarettes, including e-cigarettes (vaping) or joints (marijuana) can make radiation less effective and can actually make some side effects worse. Talk to your health-care team. They can support you while you stop smoking.</li><li>Time to see the <a href="/Article?contentid=3455&language=English">dentist</a>! Make an appointment and let your dentist know what kind of cancer treatment you’re having. With radiation to your head and neck, your teeth and gums may need some special attention.</li></ul><p>If you have any questions about what to expect during radiation therapy, ask someone on your health-care team.</p>