Frequently Asked Questions about Cancer
Not necessarily. It will depend on what side effects you develop and how severe they are. Many patients are able to return to work, do light housekeeping, and enjoy leisure activities while they are receiving radiation therapy.
Other patients find that they need to rest more than usual and therefore can’t do as much. You should try to do the things you enjoy as long as you don’t become too tired.
For a detailed discussion of side effects by treatment area and nursing instructions, visit AboutCancer.com.