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Will I be able to work during radiation treatment?

Whether or not you will be able to work during radiation treatment depends on a number of factors, including the type of radiation therapy you are receiving, the area of your body being treated, your overall health, and the demands of your job. Your care team may also advise limits on activity that involve the area of you are receiving radiation therapy to.

In general, most people are able to work in some capacity during radiation treatment, depending on the demands of their job and their individual response to treatment. However, some people may need to take time off from work, especially if they experience side effects such as fatigue, nausea, or pain.

If you are concerned about your ability to work during radiation treatment, talk to your doctor. They can help you develop a plan that is right for you.

Here are some tips for working during radiation treatment:

  • Talk to your employer about your treatment plan and how it may affect your ability to work and consider asking for accommodations, such as flexible hours, a shorter workweek, or the ability to work from home.
  • Take breaks throughout the day to rest and rejuvenate so your body can heal. Listen to your body and don’t push yourself too hard.
  • If you experience side effects that make it difficult to work, talk to your care team, there may be ways to manage the side effects and still be productive.
  • Enlist the support of friends, family, and neighbors for help with tasks like groceries, housework, driving, or other activities you typically would do.

Working during radiation treatment can be challenging, but it is possible with a little planning and support. Choosing a provider for your radiation therapy close to your home or work may help to maintain your work and active lifestyle. With ten locations in and around the Twin Cities, and one in Brainerd, we are here to serve your needs. To find the location most convenient for you, follow this link, https://mropa.com/find-a-location.