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Can diet help with the side effects from radiation therapy for skin cancer?

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Yes. Good nutrition is an important part of recovering from the side effects of radiation therapy. When you are eating well, you have the energy to do the activities you want to do, and your body is able to heal and fight infection. Most important, good nutrition can give you a sense of well-being.

Since eating when you don't feel well can be difficult, consider working with a dietitian. He or she can help make sure that you are getting adequate nutrition during your radiation therapy.

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American Cancer Society.

American Urological Association.

FDA.

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on October 23, 2019

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American Cancer Society.

American Urological Association.

FDA.

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on October 23, 2019

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