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Weekend Reminders for Breast Brachytherapy Patients (6283)

Weekend Reminders for Breast Brachytherapy Patients (6283) - Clinical Hub, Patient Education, Health and Nutrition Facts For You, Cancer, BMT, Hematology


Weekend Reminders
for Breast Brachytherapy Patients

ξ Take your temperature 2 times a day. Call your doctor if it is 100.0º F or higher.
ξ The support bra and dressings are only to be removed during your treatments. Keep the area
dry. Do not shower, only sponge bathe.
ξ Avoid lifting more than 10 pounds with the arm on the treatment side. Your arm motion
might be slightly limited.
ξ Take it easy over the weekend.
ξ Wash your hands before adjusting the gauze. If you have drainage through your support bra,
you may add gauze to the outside of the bra. Do not remove the support bra.
ξ If the skin becomes itchy, it may be helpful to place an ice pack on top of dressing. You may
also try Benadryl® 25mg tablet taken by mouth. This drug may make you drowsy. If you
take medicines to lower your blood pressure, ask your pharmacist before taking Benadryl®.

Your treatment times for the next week

Monday a.m. p.m.
Tuesday a.m. p.m.
Wednesday a.m. p.m.
Thursday a.m. p.m.
Friday a.m. p.m.

If you have questions or concerns, please call us.

Radiation Oncology Clinic: 608-263-8500
If you live out of the area: 1-800-323-8942. Ask for Radiation Oncology.

If the clinic is closed, the phone will be transferred to the paging operator. Ask for the Radiation
Oncology doctor on call. Give your name and phone number with the area code. The doctor
will call you back.

Your health care team may have given you this information as part of your care. If so, please use it and call if you
have any questions. If this information was not given to you as part of your care, please check with your doctor. This
is not medical advice. This is not to be used for diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. Because each
person’s health needs are different, you should talk with your doctor or others on your health care team when using
this information. If you have an emergency, please call 911. Copyright ©11/2016. University of Wisconsin Hospitals
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