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ENT radiotherapy patient guidelines


To achieve the best results from your radiotherapy, we recommend that you observe the following guidelines throughout the course of your treatment:

  • Avoid smoking during your treatment; it reduces the effect of the radiotherapy. We also recommend that you do not drink alcohol throughout this period.
  • Remember to wear the mouthguard containing special fluoride treatment prescribed by your dentist.
  • If you have problems swallowing and eating, nutrition follow-up and care will be arranged for you.
  • If you experience a skin reaction, a cream will be prescribed for you. Do not apply this cream before your treatment session.

Everyone is different and the side effects of radiotherapy vary from person to person. If you have any concerns or questions, please speak to your doctor.

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