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CANCER PATIENTS FREE NUTRITION DISTRIBUTIION

North Bengal Medical Colege & Hospital,near Radio Theropy Department
01-01-2017

KALPOTARU UTSAV 2018

NORTH BENGAL MEDICAL COLLEGE & HOSPITAL
01-01-2018

Cervical Pre Cancerous Lesion Screening Clinic

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 2
02-01-2018

Breast Self Examination Education

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 2
02-01-2018

Cervical Pre Cancerous Lesion Screening Clinic

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 1
03-01-2018

Breast Self Examination Education

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 1
03-01-2018

Cervical Pre Cancerous Lesion Screening Clinic

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 9
04-01-2018

Breast Self Examination Education

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 9
04-01-2018

CANCER AWARENESS & PREVENTION PROGRAM

Gugni Danga,Dhum Dangi Mandir,Jalpaiguri
04-01-2018

PRE CANCEROUS LESION SCREENING OF CERVIX

Gugni Danga,Dhum Dangi Mandir, P.O. Kundar Dighi, P.S.Rajgang, Dist. Jalpaiguri,
04-01-2018

BREAST SELF EXAMINATION EDUCATION

Gugni Danga,Dhum Dangi Mandir, P.O. Kundar Dighi, P.S.Rajgang, Dist. Jalpaiguri,
04-01-2018

CANCER AWARENESS & PREVENTION

Varsha Healthcare,Falakata,Alipurdurar,West Bengal
08-01-2017

Cervical Pre Cancerous Lesion Screening Clinic

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 3
09-01-2018

Breast Self Examination Education

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 3
09-01-2018

Cervical Pre Cancerous Lesion Screening Clinic

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 4
11-01-2018

Breast Self Examination Education

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 4
11-01-2018

MAKAR SANKRINTI UTSAV 2018

 On occation of above event we are conduct cancer awareness program.


Gandhi Maidan,Khalpara,Siliguri
14-01-2018 to 15-01-2018

Cervical Pre Cancerous Lesion Screening Clinic

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 5
16-01-2018

Breast Self Examination Education

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 5
16-01-2018

Cervical Pre Cancerous Lesion Screening Clinic

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 6
18-01-2018

Breast Self Examination Education

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 6
18-01-2018

SHRAMIK MELA 2018

 Labour social security month observe by the Govt. of West Bengal through out the January 1st to 31st ,2018.we are invited for conduct 3 days above event. a rent free stall provide to us. 


Dagapur Complex,Siliguri
19-01-2018 to 21-01-2018

SARASWATI PUJA 2018

SCS Admin Office
22-01-2018

Cervical Pre Cancerous Lesion Screening Clinic

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 7
23-01-2018

Breast Self Examination Education

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 7
23-01-2018

Cervical Pre Cancerous Lesion Screening Clinic

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 8
25-01-2018

Breast Self Examination Education

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No.8
25-01-2018

Cervical Pre Cancerous Lesion Screening Clinic

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 1
30-01-2018

Breast Self Examination Education

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 1
30-01-2018

CANCER PATIENTS FREE NUTRITION DISTRIBUTIION

North Bengal Medical Colege & Hospital,near Radio Theropy Department
01-02-2017

Cervical Pre Cancerous Lesion Screening Clinic

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 2
01-02-2018

Breast Self Examination Education

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 2
01-02-2018

Cervical Pre Cancerous Lesion Screening Clinic

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 9
06-02-2018

Breast Self Examination Education

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 9
06-02-2018

Cervical Pre Cancerous Lesion Screening Clinic

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 3
08-02-2018

Breast Self Examination Education

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 3
08-02-2018

Cervical Pre Cancerous Lesion Screening Clinic

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 4
13-02-2018

Breast Self Examination Education

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 4
13-02-2018

Cervical Pre Cancerous Lesion Screening Clinic

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 5
15-02-2018

Breast Self Examination Education

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 5
15-02-2018

Cervical Pre Cancerous Lesion Screening Clinic

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 6
20-02-2018

Breast Self Examination Education

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 6
20-02-2018

Cervical Pre Cancerous Lesion Screening Clinic

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 7
22-02-2018

Breast Self Examination Education

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 7
22-02-2018

CANCER AWARENESS,BREAST SELF EXAMINATION EDUCATION & ORAL CAVITY SCREENING PROGRAM

Dhowla Jhora Yubak Sangha,Vill & P.O.: Turturi P.S.: Samuktala,Dist.Alipurduar,P
25-02-2018

CANCER AWARENESS,BREAST SELF EXAMINATION EDUCATION & ORAL CAVITY SCREENING PROGRAM

Dhowla Jhora Yubak Sangha,Vill & P.O.: Turturi P.S.: Samuktala,Dist.Alipurduar,P
25-02-2018

Cervical Pre Cancerous Lesion Screening Clinic

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 8
27-02-2018

Breast Self Examination Education

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 8
27-02-2018

CANCER PATIENTS FREE NUTRITION DISTRIBUTIION

North Bengal Medical Colege & Hospital,near Radio Theropy Department
01-03-2017

Cervical Pre Cancerous Lesion Screening Clinic

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 9
06-03-2018

Breast Self Examination Education

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 9
06-03-2018

CANCER AWARENESS & PREVENTION PROGRAM

Tribeni Mahila Unnayan Sangha,bidhan Nagar, Siliguri
08-03-2017

CANCER AWARENESS & PREVENTION PROGRAM

Tribeni Mahila Unnayan Sangha,bidhan Nagar, Siliguri
08-03-2017

Cervical Pre Cancerous Lesion Screening Clinic

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 3
08-03-2018

Breast Self Examination Education

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 3
08-03-2018

Cervical Pre Cancerous Lesion Screening Clinic

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 4
13-03-2018

Breast Self Examination Education

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 4
13-03-2018

Cervical Pre Cancerous Lesion Screening Clinic

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 5
15-03-2018

Breast Self Examination Education

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 5
15-03-2018

Cervical Pre Cancerous Lesion Screening Clinic

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 6
20-03-2018

Breast Self Examination Education

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 6
20-03-2018

CANCER AWARENESS & FUND RAISING CAMP

 Siliguri Police Commissionerate permission vide memo no. 268/OLD/18/SPC dtd.23.03.2018 


Iskon Mandir Under Bhankinagar P.S.
20-03-2018

Cervical Pre Cancerous Lesion Screening Clinic

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 7
22-03-2018

Breast Self Examination Education

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 7
22-03-2018

CANCER AWARENESS & FUND RAISING CAMP

Haider Para Bazar,Bhaktinagar P.S. (Permission No. 268/OLD/18/SPC Dtd.23.03.2018
22-03-2018

CANCER AWARENESS & FUND RAISING CAMP

Sanghati More,Bhaktinagar P.S. (Permission No. 268/OLD/18/SPC Dtd.23.03.2018)
24-03-2018

Cervical Pre Cancerous Lesion Screening Clinic

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 8
27-03-2018

Breast Self Examination Education

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 7
27-03-2018

CANCER AWARENESS & FUND RAISING CAMP

Milan More,Pradhan Nagar P.S. (Permission No. 268/OLD/18/SPC Dtd.23.03.2018
27-03-2018

Cervical Pre Cancerous Lesion Screening Clinic

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 2
29-03-2018

Breast Self Examination Education

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 2
29-03-2018

CANCER PATIENTS FREE NUTRITION DISTRIBUTIION

North Bengal Medical Colege & Hospital,near Radio Theropy Department
01-04-2017

CANCER AWARENESS & PREVENTION PROGRAM

Mithaidra,Chunbhati,Tindharia,Darjeeling
01-04-2018

CANCER AWARENESS & FUND RAISING CAMP

Near Vishal Megamant,SLG P.S.(Permission No. 268/OLD/18/SPC Dtd.23.03.2018)
08-04-2018

BREAST & CERVICAL PRE CANCEROUS LESIONS SCREENING 2018

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Ward No. 1,Panchanan Center
10-04-2018

CANCER AWARENESS & FUND RAISING CAMP

Mow Bazar,SLG.P.S. (Permission No. 268/OLD/18/SPC Dtd.23.03.2018)
10-04-2018

CANCER AWARENESS & FUND RAISING CAMP

BSNL/Electric Office,SLG. P.S. (Permission No. 268/OLD/18/SPC Dtd.23.03.2018)
12-04-2018

CANCER AWARENESS & FUND RAISING CAMP

Hati More,SLG P.S. (Permission No. 268/OLD/18/SPC Dtd. 23.03.2018)
14-04-2018

CANCER AWARENESS & FUND RAISING CAMP

Gate Bazar,LG P.S. (Permission No.268/OLD/18/SPC Dtd.23.03.2018)
17-04-2018

WORLD NO TOBACCO DAY 2017

Essay & PPT compitation among the student of class VI to XII


Vega Circle Mall,Sevoke Road,Siliguri,West Bengal
01-05-2017 to 31-05-2017

CANCER PATIENTS FREE NUTRITION DISTRIBUTIION

North Bengal Medical Colege & Hospital,near Radio Theropy Department
01-05-2017

CANCER AWARENESS & PREVENTION PROGRAM

 Smt.Sathi Route Head Mestage 98340 21804


Surah Kanya Vidalaya, C.I.T.Road,Phool Bagan,Kolkata
03-05-2018

FREE NUTRITION DISTRIBUTION

North Bengal Medical Colege & Hospital
01-06-2017

Cancer & Life Style

Hakimpara Balika Vidyalaya
07-06-2017 to 07-07-2017

CANCER PATIENTS FREE NUTRITION DISTRIBUTIION

North Bengal Medical Colege & Hospital,near Radio Theropy Department
01-07-2017

CANCER AWARENESS & FUND RAISING CAMP 2016

Sanghati More, Siliguri.
02-08-2016

CANCER AWARENESS & FUND RAISING CAMP 2016

Haiderpara, Siliguri
05-08-2016

CANCER AWARENESS & FUND RAISING CAMP 2016

Near Paramound Nursing Home
06-08-2016

CANCER AWARENESS & FUND RAISING CAMP 2016

Syryasen Park, Siliguri.
07-08-2016

CANCER AWARENESS & FUND RAISING CAMP 2016

Syryasen Park, Siliguri.
07-08-2016

CANCER AWARENESS & FUND RAISING CAMP 2016

Fulbarri, Siliguri
09-08-2016

CANCER AWARENESS & FUND RAISING CAMP 2016

Sevok More,
12-08-2016

CANCER AWARENESS & FUND RAISING CAMP 2016

Venus More
13-08-2016

CANCER AWARENESS & FUND RAISING CAMP 2016

Near Tarai School, Siliguri
14-08-2016

CANCER AWARENESS & FUND RAISING CAMP 2016

Surya Sen College
17-08-2016

Cervical Pre Cancerous Lesion Screening Clinic

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 5
31-08-2017

Breast Self Examination Education

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 5
31-08-2017

CANCER AWARENESS & PREVENTION PROGRAM

Organize by Lions Club of Naxalbari


Hatigisha H.S.School,NaxaLBARI,dARJEELING
01-09-2017

FREE NUTRITION DISTRIBUTION

Jointly with Union Bank of India,Regional Office , Siliguri.


NBMC&Hospital,Radio Therapy Dept.
01-09-2017

Breast Self Examination Education

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 2
05-09-2017

Cervical Pre Cancerous Lesion Screening Clinic

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 2
05-09-2017

RALLY FOR SUBARNA JAYANTI BARSHA UDIAPAN 2017-18

Ashrampara,Siliguri


RAMAKRISHNA SARADMONI VIDYAPITH (H.S.)
05-09-2017

CANCER AWARENESS & PREVENTION PROGRAMME

 Organize by All India Human Right Organization. Shiv Mandir local office.


Matigara,Harasundur High School
07-09-2016

Cervical Pre Cancerous Lesion Screening Clinic

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No.3
07-09-2017

Breast Self Examination Education

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No.3
07-09-2017

Cervical Pre Cancerous Lesion Screening Clinic

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 4
12-09-2017

Breast Self Examination Education

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No.4
12-09-2017

Cervical Pre Cancerous Lesion Screening Clinic

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No.6
14-09-2017

Breast Self Examination Education

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 6
14-09-2017

CANCER AWARENESS & PREVENTION PROGRAMME

FULBARI HIGH SCHOOL
28-09-2016

CANCER AWARENESS & PREVENTION PROGRAMME

BAGHA JATIN VIDYA PITH (H.S)
29-09-2016

CANCER AWARENESS & PREVENTION PROGRAMME

HOLDIBARI
03-10-2016

CANCER AWARENESS & PREVENTION PROGRAMME

BAGHA JATIN VIDYA PITH (H.S)
04-10-2016

Breast Self Examination Education

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No.7
10-10-2017

Breast Self Examination Education

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No.7
10-10-2017

Cervical Pre Cancerous Lesion Screening Clinic

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 8
12-10-2017

Breast Self Examination Education

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 8
12-10-2017

CANCER AWARENESS & FUND RAISING CAMP

RATHKHOLA
17-10-2016

Cervical Pre Cancerous Lesion Screening Clinic

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 9
17-10-2017

Breast Self Examination Education

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 9
17-10-2017

CANCER AWARENESS & FUND RAISING CAMP

NILNALANI SCHOOL (NEAR PANITANKI MORE)
19-10-2016

CANCER AWARENESS & FUND RAISING CAMP

NILNALANI SCHOOL (NEAR PANITANKI MORE)
19-10-2016

CANCER AWARENESS & FUND RAISING CAMP

SUBHAS PALLY MARKET
21-10-2016

CANCER AWARENESS & FUND RAISING CAMP

NTS MORE
24-10-2016

Cervical Pre Cancerous Lesion Screening Clinic

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 1
24-10-2017

Breast Self Examination Education

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No1
24-10-2017

CANCER AWARENESS & FUND RAISING CAMP

BHAGHAJATIN PARK
26-10-2016

CANCER AWARENESS & FUND RAISING CAMP

CHANDA PARK, NEAR MAHANANDAPARA
28-10-2016

BHAGINI NIVEDITA JANMA SARDHA SOTOBARSA

Sarada Sishu Tirtha, Siliguri
28-10-2016

Cervical Pre Cancerous Lesion Screening Clinic

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No.5
31-10-2017

CANCER PATIENTS FOOD DISTRIBUTION CAMP

NORTH BENGAL MEDICAL COLLEGE & HOSPITAL
01-11-2016

Cervical Pre Cancerous Lesion Screening Clinic

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No.2
02-11-2017

Breast Self Examination Education

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 2
02-11-2017

NATIONAL CANCER AWARENESS DAY

SILIGURI
07-11-2016

Cervical Pre Cancerous Lesion Screening Clinic

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 3
07-11-2017

Breast Self Examination Education

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No.3
07-11-2017

Cervical Pre Cancerous Lesion Screening Clinic

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 4
09-11-2017

Breast Self Examination Education

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 4
09-11-2017

Cervical Pre Cancerous Lesion Screening Clinic

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 5
14-11-2017

Breast Self Examination Education

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 5
14-11-2017

Cervical Pre Cancerous Lesion Screening Clinic

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 6
16-11-2017

Breast Self Examination Education

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 6
16-11-2017

Cervical Pre Cancerous Lesion Screening Clinic

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 7
21-11-2017

Breast Self Examination Education

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 7
21-11-2017

Cervical Pre Cancerous Lesion Screening Clinic

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 1
23-11-2017

Breast Self Examination Education

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 1
23-11-2017

Cervical Pre Cancerous Lesion Screening Clinic

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 8
28-11-2017

Breast Self Examination Education

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 8
28-11-2017

CANCER PATIENTS FOOD DISTRIBUTION CAMP

NORTH BENGAL MEDICAL COLLEGE & HOSPITAL
01-12-2016

Cervical Pre Cancerous Lesion Screening Clinic

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No.9
05-12-2017

Breast Self Examination Education

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No.9
05-12-2017

Cervical Pre Cancerous Lesion Screening Clinic

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 3
07-12-2017

Breast Self Examination Education

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 3
07-12-2017

Cervical Pre Cancerous Lesion Screening Clinic

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 4
12-12-2017

Breast Self Examination Education

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No.4
12-12-2017

Cervical Pre Cancerous Lesion Screening Clinic

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No.5
14-12-2017

Breast Self Examination Education

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No.5
14-12-2017

Cervical Pre Cancerous Lesion Screening Clinic

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 6
19-12-2017

Breast Self Examination Education

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 6
19-12-2017

Cervical Pre Cancerous Lesion Screening Clinic

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 7
21-12-2017

Breast Self Examination Education

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 7
21-12-2017

CANCER AWARENESS & PREVENTION PROGRAM

GYAN JYOTI COLLEGE,Dagapur,Darjeeling
21-12-2017

Cervical Pre Cancerous Lesion Screening Clinic

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No.1
26-12-2017

Breast Self Examination Education

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 1
26-12-2017

Cervical Pre Cancerous Lesion Screening Clinic

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 8
28-12-2017

Breast Self Examination Education

Siliguri Municipal Corpn. Urban Public Health Center No. 8
28-12-2017

CANCER AWARENESS & PREVENTION

North Bengal Science Centre,Ministry Of Culture,Govt. Of India,at Matigera,Darje
31-07-2017

You are visitior no. :

"CANCER Treatments are...."

               

FGeneral information on radiotherapy:

 

This section has been written to give you information about radiotherapy. We hope that it will answer some of the questions that you may have about this treatment.

 

If you have any further questions relating to your treatment, please don't hesitate to ask the doctor, nurse or radiographer looking after you. It is important to talk to someone who is familiar with your treatment, as radiotherapy differs from one person to another. Other people you meet may be having different treatments, even if they have a similar type of cancer.

 

Why radiotherapy is given?

 

Radiotherapy is often given with the aim of destroying a tumour and curing the cancer. When radiotherapy is given in this way it is described as radical radiotherapy.

 

Radiotherapy may be used on its own or may be given before or after surgery or chemotherapy. Chemotherapy is the use of anti-cancer drugs to destroy cancer cells. If radiotherapy and chemotherapy are given at the same time, this treatment is known as chemoradiotherapy.

 

For some types of curative radiotherapy treatment, you may need to go to the hospital each weekday for between two and seven weeks. In this situation, a small dose of radiotherapy is given each time. This is because as well as damaging cancer cells, radiotherapy can also cause damage to healthy cells in the treatment area. If a very high dose of treatment was given all in one go, it could cause too much damage to the healthy cells, so small doses are given to allow them to recover in between.

 

General side effects of radiotherapy:

 

Eating and drinking:

 

As always during treatment of any kind, it is important to maintain a healthy diet and drink plenty of fluids. At times you probably won't feel like eating, or you may find that your eating habits change. It may be easier to have small snacks throughout the day rather than large meals. It is not unusual to lose a little weight during radiotherapy, but if you are having any problems with eating it is important to tell the radiotherapy staff. They can arrange for you to talk to the dietitian at the hospital. Our section on eating well also gives useful advice on eating.

 

Skin care:

 

Some people develop a skin reaction while having external radiotherapy. If this effects you, it will normally happen after 3–4 weeks. People with pale skin may find that the skin in the treatment area becomes red and sore or itchy. People with darker skin may find that their skin becomes darker and can have a blue or black tinge. The amount of the reaction depends on the area being treated and the individual's skin.

 

Some people have no skin problems at all. Your radiographers will be looking for these reactions, but you should also let them know as soon as you notice any soreness or change in skin colour.

 

Smoking:

 

Stopping smoking during and after radiotherapy is very worthwhile. Research has shown that it may make the radiotherapy more effective as well as reducing the side effects. It will also improve your general health and reduce your risk of developing other cancers.

 

Stopping smoking or even cutting down at such a stressful time can be very difficult, but do your best. If you want help or advice you can talk to your specialist, GP or a specialist nurse, who will be able to suggest ways of stopping.

 

 

 

 

 

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