Radiotherapy & safety:
After radiotherapy people are concerns about the radiation risk that they pose to themselves as well as to others. In case of external radiotherapy no special precautions are needed to be taken. In case of internal radiotherapy, the radioactive substance will be eliminated via urine, saliva, sweat, and feces hence specific precautionary measures are to be followed such as
- Proper hand washing after using the toilet.
- Using separate eating utensils and towels.
- Drinking plenty of fluids to flush out the radioactive substance from the body
- Avoiding kissing and sexual contact.
- Avoiding prolonged contact with infants, children and pregnant women.
- About Cancer - (http://www.cancerhelp.org.uk/help/ default.asp?page=166)
- WHAT IS RADIOTHERAPY? - (http://www.cancernet.co.uk/rxt-what.htm)